• Wild and Free, performance still courtesy of the artist.

      Leah Oates Interviews Brian Getnick

      Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:00

      Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background? Brian Getnick: Art for me is a way of joining thoughts that might not belong together in any other discourse. When you make art, you can actualize these thoughts into forms and create models where they are indisputably united. I like […]

    • Image Courtesy of Angelika Platen

      Artist Walter De Maria passes at 77

      Monday, 29 July 2013 21:02

      From The Lightning Field, 1977, to The 2000 Sculpture of 1992, Walter De Maria was a dynamic artist whose work seemed to cover many bases including earthworks, Conceptualism, and Minimal pursuits; often executed in a strikingly large scale. Despite the overwhelming size of  his prominent explorations, Mr. De Maria was something of a recluse in his […]

    • Image courtesy of Jeanette Jordan.

      Olafur Eliasson: Changing the Face of Denmark’s Second Largest City

      Monday, 29 July 2013 15:21

      When the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson was invited to submit his idea in a design competition, he had no idea that proposal would change the landscape and identity of an entire city.  That is exactly what happened when Your Rainbow Panorama opened on the roof of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Your Rainbow Panorama is a […]

    • Film still courtesy of Sergei Loznitsa.

      Loznitsa’s In the Fog and an Interview with the Director

      Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:04

      The second feature film of the Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, who is largely known for his documentary works, not only reached great attention at Cannes Festival in 2012, but stirred some debates as to his approach to the subject of war and humanity. In the events of WWII Belarus lost a quarter of its population […]

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      Introducing: Cultural Identities

      Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:42

      Design for Museums, Theaters, and Cultural Institutions   “Now that culture is for everyone and everyone is for culture, culture is everywhere.” It’s a bold statement indeed, and one that appears along the spine of this smartly bound hardback title recently put out by Gestalten Press. Identity is a reflection of the cultural tempo of […]

    • Victoria Burge, New Mexico, ink, acrylic and pencil on paper

      The Land Before and After Time

      Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:03

      Summer group shows are often a pleasant and decorative affair, like the non-demanding beach books of summer reading, but not this one. Dynamic and diverse, this exhibition is a bracing tonic of impassioned personalities and their abundant imaginations. It will be a pleasurable detour from your summer reading. Here are a few of my favorites: […]

    • Image courtesy of MoMA.

      Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

      Monday, 22 July 2013 15:57

      Claes Oldenburg is an artist without flamboyance or careful propriety. He is thus very American, and being American, it is not strange that he was born in 1929 outside of America, actually in Sweden. He should have explained in 1960 that, “I make my work out of everyday experiences, which I find as perplexing and […]

    • Image Courtesy of Carolina Nitsch Gallery

      Summer of Photography at Carolina Nitsch Project Room

      Thursday, 18 July 2013 08:00

      Summer of Photography at Carolina Nitsch Project Room hosts a conglomeration of images depicting the idiosyncratic, sexualized, and commodified America of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries. It features photographs by iconic, world-renown artists such as Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman and William Eggleston. An assortment of white frames in varying dimensions is masterfully […]

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      Beverly McIver at Betty Cuningham Gallery

      Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:41

      Within the paintings of Beverly Mclver you can always find an abrupt tension between the faces of her subjects and the objects that accompany them.  In the self-portrait, Eyes Wide Open (2013), McIver utilizes a diptych to illustrate a moment where her eyes are closed, and when they are gaze directly at her viewers. A […]

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      John Malkovitch’s Modern Interpretation of Dangerous Liasons

      Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:10

      When John Malkovitch played Vicomte de Valmont in a renowned film, Dangerous Liasons (1988), based on a novel by Choderlos de Laclos and directed by Stephen Frears, his performance was unexpected and stunning. Now, 25 years later, Malkovitch’s decision to direct Dangerous Liasons onstage as “a play that never pretended to be a movie,” is […]

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