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Portland’s literary prowess is well known. Home to the truly amazing Powell’s bookstore, a number of high caliber small presses, and host to many readings, the city is a great place for people who love words. I traveled there early this month to check out another kink in this phenomenon: the intersection of text and performance.
We know how a handful of painters — Pollock, de Kooning, and company — wrested modernism from the Old World to create a new kind of art, one unmediated, enveloping, and completely frank in its making. Less well-known is the story ofShow More Summary
Love them or hate them, auctions often signal a milestone, whether it's for new media art or work from a specific region. Recently, Circle Art Agency, a Kenyan arts organization, hosted the first major art auction in East Africa. With 47 works from 43 artists, the auction was incredibly successful, garnering a total $216,000, according to Think Africa Press.
Even though Wool has been blue-chip long enough (since 2010) to make him a staple on a newbie collector’s wish list and the likely star of many a speculator's wet dream, post-auction media rhapsodizing about the “record price” “achieved”...Show More Summary
Stereoscopic, or 3D, vision is a technique usually associated these days with blockbuster movies. But, using a simple stereo camera, Carlton Bright rollerbladed around Williamsburg from 2003 to 2013 documenting a series of “modules” or “vignettes” about the neighborhood he loves and calls home.
Peter Selz — prolific curator, art historian, and an instrumental figure in the scholarship on modern art — hardly bears introduction.
While the recent news of the over 1,400 paintings recovered from Cornelius Gurlitt’s Munich apartment is an astounding art recovery of works long missing, the extent of irreparable cultural damage during World War II remains a gaping void of loss.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities” mantra doesn’t just apply to voters. New York’s iconic arts institutions have done well for themselves under the Bloomberg administration as smaller groups and individual artists say they have struggled.
This morning 5Pointz was largely deserted. There was hardly no one in site after a firestorm of online protest about the midnight buff that erased over a decade of graffiti and street art history in Long Island City.
CHICAGO — OxfordDictionaries.com recently announced that ‘selfie’ is their new Word of the Year, moving it beyond sanctified slang in the Urban Dictionary.
Sometimes when one building comes down, the ghost of its architecture is left embedded on its neighbor. These "ghost buildings" as they're sometimes called, remain as an unintentional texture of memory in the destruction.
Scott Reeder is something of an enigma. His newest exhibition at Lisa Cooley Gallery, People Call Me Scott, is too. The work on view appears disjointed at first glance, which is relatively typical of the artist, who's currently putting the finishing touches on his first feature-length film, Moon Dust, set to come out next year.
Artist and fashion designer Peggy Noland's four dresses of Oprah's face Photoshopped onto variously sized black female bodies perpetuate American pop culture's rampant racism. Modeled by a white woman, the dresses suggest that anyone can go ahead and "try on" a black woman's body in sizes "petite, average, or obese," all categories defined by white beauty standards.
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation, the just-launched Filipino-American Museum (FAM) will host a fundraiser this Thursday, November 21, to benefit the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), an organization coordinating US-based private aid to the Philippines.
You have to look at something …
Leonardo da Vinci had a lot of wild schemes for inventions, like a robot knight and elaborate flying machines that gave humans wings, but one he never got to experience himself has finally been realized by a crafty Polish pianist.
Organized by Bailey, Mathé and Hunt, a one-day event placed artists' social media profiles up for bidding.
In the early morning hours, much of the embattled 5Pointz complex on Long Island City was whitewashed — apparently at the behest of landlords Jerry and David Walkoff.
LONDON — If an artist rejects a label, must we respect that? In her short lifetime, Ana Mendieta took pains to point out that she was not a land artist, not a performance artist, not a body artist, not even a feminist as that term might be understood in the United States.
This week, we say goodbye to the Clocktower Gallery, one of the city's cultural gems, while also lamenting the probable sad fate of 5 Pointz. Two stellar shows are closing at Postmasters, too.