• Image courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival.

      Top Picks for Tribeca Film Festival

      Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:41

      Every spring the Tribeca Film Festival rolls through lower Manhattan for a short but rich visit. The festival, founded in 2002, partially as an effort to reinvigorate Manhattan, is now a New York City staple. There is always a dynamic line-up, including independent films, documentaries, narrative feature-length films, and shorts. Happening from April 16-27, here […]

    • Jordan Rathus, Step n’ Repeat, installation view at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

      Film Maven: The work of Jordan Rathus

      Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:39

      Based On, If Any, Jordan Rathus’s incisive and wildly entertaining museum debut, at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art focuses primarily on videos that playfully deconstruct and subvert preconceived expectations of both authorship and viewership. Drawing on the materiality of film, Rathus dissects the conventions of the medium, and also draws attention to the […]

    • Katherine Daniels, Tenkenas Sash, site-specific installation on Randall's Island for "Flow 12," 2011. Plastic ribbon and brass rivets 8 x 400 ft. Image courtesy of artist

      Leah Oates in Conversation with Katherine Daniels

      Monday, 14 April 2014 09:00

      Leah Oates: What was your background, and what has been your progression as an artist? Were there any creative types in your family, and when did you know you were going to be an artist? Katherine Daniels: I grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. I was always drawing. As I was bad at sports and was […]

    • Image courtesy of Overlook Duckworth.

      Jim Elledge’s Henry Darger: Throwaway Boy

      Friday, 11 April 2014 19:32

      Jim Elledge’s, Henry Darger: Throw Away Boy presents a rich portrait of the outsider artist’s life, scaffolded with a decade’s worth of research. Arguing against claims that Darger “was a pedophile, a sadist, or a serial killer”, Elledge has produced a fascinating, and frankly heart-wrenching, account that explains Darger’s work through the context of it’s […]

    • İrfan Önürmen, Gaze Series #32, 2014. Tulle, 57 x 76.7in. Image courtesy of C24 Gallery.

      İrfan Önürmen’s Existential Veils at C24 Gallery

      Friday, 11 April 2014 09:00

      İrfan Önürmen plumbs the intricacies of existence with a postmodern process-oriented painting strategy that fuses a cartoon drawing aesthetic, tulle collage, and cubist planar construction; effectively obscuring formal classification and raising more questions than it answers. His current show at C24 Gallery persistently mines the many shades and guises of the human condition in subtle […]

    • Film still from Wash, courtesy of the artist.

      On the Misunderstood “Privilege of Art”

      Wednesday, 9 April 2014 01:05

      In the wake of Marcel Duchamp’s celebrated and oft-misunderstood debunking of the myth of the sacred artwork, is it still possible to ask what “Art” signifies in our contemporary cultural context? That is to say, is art necessary in a globalized and confusing world? Does art name an external object of perception (“objet d’art”) as […]

    • Curator Jamillah James. Photo credit: Anna Carnochan

      Learning to relax with Jamillah James

      Tuesday, 8 April 2014 19:39

      I come from a musical background; my mother studied music in school, later teaching vocal and instrumental music in Newark public schools, and I grew up learning and playing multiple instruments. As a young person, I didn’t have much exposure to the visual arts, other than the occasional visit to the Met or the Newark […]

    • Momenta, Installation view from the "Mobility" group show, 2011. Image courtesy of Momenta.

      Leah Oates Talks NYC Culture With Momenta’s Eric Heist

      Tuesday, 8 April 2014 09:00

      Leah Oates: How did Momenta form and what is the mission of the gallery? Eric Heist: Momenta began in 1986 as a group of five young artists in Philadelphia that were interested in having some critical dialog about their work after undergraduate school. We were working day jobs and felt isolated in our studios with […]

    • Image still from Phil. 176/OBIT. Image courtesy of Bushwick Starr.

      A Compatibilist Response to Phil. 176/OBIT.

      Wednesday, 2 April 2014 09:00

      Everybody agrees that “Hey Ya!” is the greatest song. Viscerally and emotionally powerful, its references to history and form leave no doubt as to Andre 3000’s intelligence and artistry. It isn’t often that a piece can create such unanimity of judgment. And, what exists at the other end of the spectrum?  Can a work actively […]

    • A.O. Scott in his natural habitat.

      Nicholas Alexander Boyd Opens The World of A.O. Scott

      Tuesday, 1 April 2014 09:00

      Nicholas Alexander Boyd: What made you decide to become a film critic? A.O. Scott: It wasn’t entirely my decision. I was always interested in criticism as a form of writing, and started out professionally writing about books. I had always been drawn to movies and interested in trying to write about them. I got a […]

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