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'Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials' on view at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Mark Leckey is undoubtedly one of the most significant figures in a generation of artists that emerged in the late 1990s, a recognition that was confirmed when he was awarded the prestigious Turner Art Prize in 2008. Following a decade...Show More Summary

Walker Curates the News: 09.29.14

16 hours agoArts : Art21 Blog

"I have a problem with the idea that contemporary art can only be presented in a white box."

PHOTOS: Whether You’re Gay Or Straight, These Lustful Gladiators Will Save Your Life Then Get You Off

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

“I never set out to portray the male as gay, but to capture male beauty in its diverse splendor, as art, for everyone to enjoy,” says Australian photographer Paul Freeman. Freeman’s contemporary male nudes have been showcased around the world, as well as featured in numerous books, including his most recent Outback Dusk, the fifth in a series […]

Bright Light Fine Art / Artists Guild Library

Bright Light Fine Art is a collaborative art instruction site featuring three well-known contemporary painters: David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin (links to my posts). The site has bios and sample galleries by each artist, listings of workshops and other news, and a store for books by Leffel and McGraw. The essence of the […]

Four Questions About Contemporary Arab Art

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

I admit to feeling crippled by the New Museum's Here and Elsewhere show. As the first major show of art from the "Arab world" in a New York museum, it stirs a huge well of emotions and frustrations about a topic that needs volumes to unpack.

The Warhol presents 'Chuck Connelly: My America' as its contribution to the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennia

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Andy Warhol Museum announces the opening of the first solo museum exhibition of a contemporary expressionist painter with Pittsburgh roots. Born in Pittsburgh in 1955, Connelly graduated from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, in 1977, and by the mid-1980s was recognized as a key figure among the New York-based Neo-expressionist painters. Show More Summary

Peabody Essex Museum's Art & Nature Center presents new exhibition inspired by the forest

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Peabody Essex Museum presents Branching Out: Trees as Art, an exhibition in the museum's Art & Nature Center that explores the often unexpected ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration and a medium. Made from...Show More Summary

Amy L. Powell joins Krannert Art Museum as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign welcomes Amy L. Powell as the museum?s curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She began her new role on Sept. 16, 2014. Powell previously held the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellowship at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Show More Summary

REVIEW: Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival ??½

Everybody knows the perils and pleasures of the grab bag. You might fall in love with the tacky little trinket from the dollar store, or be left cold by the well-made objet d'art.

Winner of the Walters Prize 2014 announced

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

At the Walters Prize dinner held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki tonight, Luke Willis Thompson was announced the winner of New Zealand?s ?toughest?, most prestigious contemporary art award. Thompson wins $50,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to New York with the opportunity to exhibit at Saatchi & Saatchi?s world headquarters. Show More Summary

Lauren Ross named inaugural Curator of Virginia Commonwealth University's Institute for Contemporary Art

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Virginia Commonwealth University announced today it has appointed Lauren Ross as curator of the new Institute for Contemporary Art, opening in 2016. Ross is currently the Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at theShow More Summary

Keno Auctions announces Fall Sale of Important Modern and Contemporay Fine Art & Design

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Keno Auctions announces its upcoming sale of Modern and Contemporary Fine Art & Design on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 127 East 69th Street at 12 Noon. 50 lots will be offered, featuring stellar examples of modern and contemporary design with a small but superb selection of 19th century paintings. Show More Summary

10 Most Expensive Works of Art of All Time

Renaissance, mannerism, baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, pointillism, modernism, expressionism, futurism, Dadaism, surrealism, modern art, pop art, graffiti, contemporary art… The world of art has always been full of fantasy and mystery, celebrities and glamour, intrigues and pretension. Show More Summary

See You All Weekend @The New York Art Book Fair 14

The New York Art Book Fair is way back. Sponsored by Printed Matter and MoMA/PS1, the ninth-annual, labyrinthian event brings over 350 contemporary art publishers and booksellers from all over the globe to lay out their wares–from rare ephemera and out-of-print books to high-end monographs to records, posters, artist books, periodicals, catalogs, and zines–for the [...]

What We're Reading This Week: Chicago, Paris, Alaska

These five reasons to brave the crowds for the new "David Bowie Is" exhibit that opened Tuesday at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art will have you packing your bags for a rockin’ fall getaway. Book a room at our newly minted Fodor’s 100 winner, The Langham Chicago, for the perfect Windy City weekend. Show More Summary

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Here are some photos of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (1977) in Tehran, Iran, by Kamran Diba, photographed by Hassan Bagheri.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Watch Ty Segall Cover Some David Bowie Songs Around Chicago’s “David Bowie Day”

Tuesday was the day that the David Bowie Is exhibit opened at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, and mayor Rahm Emmanuel named it “David Bowie Day.” The next night, coincidentally enough, Ty Segall played a show in Chicago. Segall’s great, great new album Manipulator takes plenty of cues from Bowie’s glam era, and when [...]

Christie's to offer half a century of Italian art: Burri, Castellani, Fontana, and Boetti

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s season of Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions will be highlighted by The Italian Sale, which will take place on 16 October in King Street following the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening sale. Subsequent to the record breaking...Show More Summary

Modern and Contemporary Expressionist art highlight Everard Auction now live on iGavel

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Everard Auctions announces its sale of Important 19th and 20th Century Fine Art, American and European Decorative Arts, Art Glass and Asian Art exclusively on iGavelAuctions.com now live through October 7, 2014. Included in the auction are two paintings by German Expressionist, Gabriele Munter (1877-1962). Show More Summary

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