• A mermaid piece by Banksy, with a castle by Banksy and Block 9 in the background, during the press view for the artist’s biggest show to date, entitled 'Dismaland', at Tropicana in Western-super-Mare, Somerset.

      It should be a capitalist flop, but Banksy’s Dismaland is pure magic

      Friday, 11 September 2015 15:52

      Victoria Anderson, Cardiff University It’s not easy being a superstar anti-establishment art celebrity. Back in the late 1990s I was one of a group of art students who, for a time, became mildly famous as art pranksters. Within the group we could never be sure – and this despite our most earnest efforts – that […]

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      IN FLUX @ L. KANELLOPOULOS ART CENTRE IN ELEUSIS, GREECE

      Friday, 11 September 2015 13:09

      INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION AT THE KANELLOPOULOS ART CENTRE IN ELEUSIS In flux 1 September – 9 Οctober 2015 Eleusis21 European Capital of Culture – Candidate City and Aeschylia Festival organise the exhibition “In Flux” curated by Shoair Mavlian at Kanelopoulos Arts Centre in Eleusis, Greece. The exhibition In Flux brings to the forefront the idea […]

    • Adam Rzepecki, Design for the Monument to the Polish Father, 1981, photograph, 70 × 50 cm, courtesy of A. Rzepecki

      Gender in Art @ MOCAK

      Monday, 7 September 2015 15:09

      Gender is socially constructed sex. Gender studies examine the way history and culture determine sex. Who a man or a woman is in a given world largely depends on the one who manipulates these images. For centuries the conception of gender has remained in the hands of religions, which have imposed ʻproperʼ social roles on the representatives of different […]

    • An installation by Susan Philipsz at the Istanbul Biennial.
(Photo by Noelle Bodick)

      The Gospel According to Istanbul Biennial Curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

      Monday, 7 September 2015 14:53

      BY NOELLE BODICK | Blouinartinfo.com ISTANBUL — Following the bloody breakdown between the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a few participants in the Istanbul Biennial proposed that artists briefly suspend their work in the citywide exhibition that opens to the public on September 5. On Wednesday, curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who was copied on the emailed proposal to the […]

    • A sign welcoming visitors to the Lower Ninth Ward, the New Orleans community devastated by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina when the federally builty levees failed in August 2005.

      In the Lower Ninth Ward, a museum works to preserve a culture washed away

      Monday, 31 August 2015 07:02

      Ian Breckenridge-Jackson, University of California, Riverside The human-made disaster in New Orleans before, during and after Hurricane Katrina was the first time I was forced to really grapple with race and class inequality. And it’s what motivated me and three fellow volunteers to try to preserve the history of one neighborhood – New Orleans’ Lower […]

    • Stanley Whitney
Dance the Orange, 2013
Oil on linen
48 × 48 in.
Courtesy Frederick and Merle Fish
Photo: Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

      Stanley Whitney ‘Dance the Orange’

      Friday, 31 July 2015 13:24

      The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to present Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange, the first New York City solo museum exhibition of the work of a painter (born Philadelphia, 1946) whose intensely color-based abstractions have won steadily mounting recognition since the mid-1990s. The exhibition will feature twenty-eight paintings and works on paper created between […]

    • Andy at work in the Factory

      The Late Drawings of 1973 -1987 ANDY WARHOL

      Friday, 17 July 2015 17:13

      Drawing was central to Andy Warhol’s creative output. Throughout his lifetime, the artist created thousands of drawings, observing and documenting the world around him. As a youth in Pittsburgh, Warhol drew people and landmarks in his neighborhood. While a commercial artist in New York in the 1950s, Warhol produced playful and delicate ballpoint pen portraits […]

    • Robert Mapplethorpe, Self-Portrait, 1980. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

      ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE @ KIASMA MUSEUM

      Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:51

      The American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) lived a life of passion in the New York underground and rock scenes in the 1970s and ‘80s. That passion also made its way into his art. Consisting of more than 250 works, the retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma offers a broad overview of the […]

    • Krzysztof Wodiczko, Personal Instrument, 1969-1972. Courtesy Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz.

      Krzysztof Wodiczko: “On Behalf of the Public Domain”

      Friday, 10 July 2015 15:13

      Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland ms2, Ogrodowa 19 Exhibition open until 13 September 2015. The exhibition focuses on art practice of Krzysztof Wodiczko, the pioneer in art productions in public space, one of the most important personalities in critical art.  Wodiczko, by continuing the avant-garde tradition, has worked out the technologies of disagreement and transformation […]

    • Abraham Lubelski, 250,000 Works on Paper

      Forever Timely

      Wednesday, 1 July 2015 19:19

      “Loft in The Red Zone” Review By Jill Smith September, 2011 The scene of the crime is littered with dusty footprints, several lines of police tape bar entrance into enclaves, and hot, red halogen lights brighten an otherwise dim room.  These are just a few of the austere settings in a gripping exhibition on Wall […]

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