• BRAZILIAN ROOTS IN PARIS EARTH: Radical Art from the Tropics

      Wednesday, 7 December 2011 18:13

      Henrique Oliveira is a Brazilian artist who has shown extensively in his home country and in the States, not in the typical art-scene cities but in places like Houston, Boulder, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. His recent solo show in Paris, which is his first in Europe, has been a popular and critical success. Paris—no […]

    • Art After Terror

      Tuesday, 6 December 2011 15:21

      The ACTION–ReACTION exhibition at .NO, a Lower East Side gallery dedicated to Norwegian artists, aims to explore power relations. .NO also creates a link to the 7/22 acts of terrorism in Norway–stating that some pieces can be seen as “contributions to a collective mourning process.” The ambiguity this linkage creates, of what is or is not […]

    • Philip Glass Joins Occupy Museums at Lincoln Center

      Friday, 2 December 2011 19:25

      Occupy Museums to protest the anti-democratic policies of Lincoln Center and Bloomberg on the last performance of Satyagraha Thursday December 1, 2011 at 10:30PM. It is no doubt timely that Philip Glass’ opera ‘Satyagraha’–which depicts Gandhi’s early struggle against colonial oppression in South Africa–should be revived by the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, a year which […]

    • Two Peacocks. A Department Store

      Thursday, 1 December 2011 17:48

      The scene immediately absorbs you. An explosion of colors spreads in space like a peacock’s fan. There are all kinds of greens, pinks, yellows, blues… No traces of white here, but for the two golf balls on John Walter’s Crazy Golf installation at the back of the room: this it all that remains from the White […]

    • Around The World: The Common Thread is More Than a Pink Ribbon

      Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:39

      caraballo-farman is the multi-disciplinary, collaborative team of artists Abou Farman and Leonor Caraballo. For their project, “Object Breast Cancer,” they utilize MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology to create sculpture, installation, and jewelry based on breast cancer tumors. Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, selections from this project were recently on view in their exhibitions “Extractions” […]

    • Pipilotti Rist at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

      Tuesday, 29 November 2011 21:25

      That nice little wrinkle on my neck, the neat little spinal column under my skin. I would like to eat myself. My breasts are the mountains where the rivers rise. My belly is the lake. My wrist wallows in it. Down through the turmoil of my pubic hair. Sticky with blood. Vulnerability in person. My […]

    • Hide & Seek: An Interview With Jonathan Katz

      Monday, 28 November 2011 20:17

      “HIDE/SEEK: Difference & Desire in American Portraiture,” which started its journey at the National Portrait Gallery, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from 18 November – 12 February 2012. Art Historian and activist Jonathan Katz, who conceived of the show, sat down with us to discuss its inception, politics, and impact. Kate Meng […]

    • Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

      Tuesday, 22 November 2011 20:11

      Fluxus, which means “to flow” in Latin, was a radical international network of artists, composers and writers known for their pranks and for blurring the distinction between art and everyday life. The founder of this “loose organism” was an American, George Maciunas (1931-1978). This exhibition of more than 75 works was culled from the Maciunas […]

    • Miami Art Fair Week Kicks Off

      Tuesday, 22 November 2011 19:11

      As the artworld gears up for what will be another exciting season the following is a guidemap to who’s happening and where.  Artists such as Banks Violette, Gavin Perry, Jen Stark, Jason Rhodes and Erica Fromme are just a few of the big names this season.  The Miami fairs are central to the season, showcasing […]

    • Tacita Dean Presents “Film” at the Turbine Hall

      Monday, 21 November 2011 19:04

      It is a “big ask” of any artist to create a work for the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, the onetime hub of the old power station with its cathedral like proportions.  “The Unilever Series” was launched in 2000 with Louise Bourgeois’ I Do, I Undo, I Redo, a giant spider full of malignant, maternal […]

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