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Twins are fascinating. Identical twins embody the visual doubling of a single human, which often calls to mind ideas of cloning. The psychic component of twins suggests that one can complete the other's thoughts, that they feel the same thing and that, in effect, they are one single human being in two separate bodies.
All work and no play infuses graphic design with a corporate dullness, but that was never the case with Alan Fletcher.
LOS ANGELES — There are generally two favored narrative arcs used to describe an artist’s life. There is the story of the hot young art star who takes the art world by storm with new ideas and a mediagenic personality. And there is the solitary artist, who works quietly for years, before finding success later in life. Channa Horwitz is one of the latter.
This year, we asked the Hyperallergic team to pick a few artists they deemed "worthy to keep your eye on" from their travals across the mega-swathe of Brooklyn and Queens known as Bushwick Open Studios (BOS).
For a borough with a dense and diverse history, Brooklyn doesn't have much in the way of public historic recognition. Artist Anna Robinson-Sweet's current installation project adds historic plaques around the borough, to highlight what has been forgotten.
When I was but a wee young twin, a powerful psychic told me that I should keep a dream journal. I never forgot that moment, because it came to me in a dream during a wonderful evening of REM-induced magic. That psychic reappeared to me one day in the form of the tumblr blog tag #psychic moment. And that's when I knew the Internet was haunting me.
On May 24 the news broke that Detroit's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, was considering whether the city could or should sell off the art collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to help pay back its debts. In the roughly week...Show More Summary
This week, the start of summer group shows, trespassing/transgressive placemaking, an electronic art festival, and hip-hop in the age of YouTube.
Legendary Lydia Lunch, confrontationalist post-punk no-wave singer, spoken word artist, poet, writer, photographer, and actress, has never been one to hide the madness — that’s putting it mildly. Broadcasting her inner angst has always been her style as well as her gritty charm. Show More Summary
Richard Serra's "Shift," an early land work made by the artist in 1972, has finally received the indefinite protection it deserves. The township council for King City, Ontario, voted last week to officially designate the sculpture a site of “cultural heritage value.”
Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina has ended her hunger strike 11 days after it began, and a Moscow court has rejected the group's appeal, ruling that their jail terms were appropriate and the case was not political.
Greenpoint's "HERO BRADLEY MANNING" mural returned to Nassau Avenue after a brief hiatus. Manning's trial begins today.
Stocked with Havarti cubes and iced kegs, Bushwick artists swept up and opened their doors to the public this weekend for the 2013 Bushwick Open Studios (BOS). Air-conditioned workspaces became premium real estate as the festival’s seventh incarnation, hosted by nonprofit Arts in Bushwick, welcomed large crowds along with hot weather.
Anyone who has ever spent more than three consecutive hours listening to their favorite band on repeat, attempted to dress up as the lead singer, or camped out overnight to get tickets has more than just a passing interest in said band. Show More Summary
There aren't as many outskirts to Bushwick Open Studios as there once were. The 2013 edition was brimming even at the very edges of designated "Bushwick," which really oozes over into the adjacent East Williamsburg and Ridgewood, though it seems steadfast in not stepping over the Broadway line to Bed-Stuy. Show More Summary
Step on, step off? Which way?
One type of artwork Bushwick probably does not need more of these days is abstract painting. Another type it may or may not need more of is work in 3-D imaging and modeling (discuss). But two artists who use this medium in very different ways are being presented at gallery spaces near each other in Bushwick this weekend. Show More Summary
There are a lot of studios in Bushwick, and a lot of white boxes and apartment galleries, too. If you need a break from any or all of those, I recommend venturing out to 299 Meserole Street, where recent alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University's Sculpture and Extended Media MFA program have taken over part of a warehouse.
So much to see, but here's my short list of things you should most definitely check out today, the last day of Bushwick Open Studios.
This week, the winners of the Venice Biennale, cat selfies, controversy in Poland, Abramovi? <3 New York, a short history of the Bauhaus, questions for the Warhol Foundation, free PDF downloads of Wolfgang Tillmans books, and more.