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Details of Gabriel Orozco's "Samurai Series" © Gabriel Orozco, Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Gabriel Orozco | “Samurai Tree”

Gabriel Orozco | “Samurai Tree”

EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Orozco discusses recent paintings from his ongoing Samurai Tree series, including the works Fugaz, Tuttifruti and Red Roots (all 2008), and the computer animation Dandelion Animation (2008), shown …

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Spiders and Steel at the MFA, Boston

Spiders and Steel at the MFA, Boston

Currently showing as part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Art on Film series – Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine, by Amei Wallach and Marion Cajoli, …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Lightning Fields 008, 2006", Gelatin Silver Print. Private collection © Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Sugimoto at Four Venues

Sugimoto at Four Venues

The traveling retrospective exhibition of works by Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) is on view at the Museum of Art Lucerne in Switzerland through January 25, 2009. The artist has designed the exhibition, previously at the Neue …

Charles Atlas, Tornado Warning (2008). Courtesy Vilma Gold.

Charles Atlas at Vilma Gold

Charles Atlas at Vilma Gold

Tornado Warning, an exhibition of new works by Charles Atlas opens next week at Vilma Gold Gallery in London. The Art21 artist’s videos often take dance and performance as their …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Hope and Change

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Hope and Change

Quite frankly, I cannot walk in and teach my classes with any sense of routine this week. Rebounding off one of the most historic and intense presidential campaigns in the …

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New guest blogger: Monika Navarro

New guest blogger: Monika Navarro

Many thanks to Catherine Wagley for her thorough and perceptive coverage of the L.A. art scene. Up next is independent filmmaker Monika Navarro. Monika is currently in post-production on her …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: The Turbine Hall

Letter from London

Letter from London: The Turbine Hall

Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall commissions have set a certain standard for scale in art making at a time when many artists have retreated from the big, brash statement towards the self-effacing, the …

Richard Serra, "Open-Ended" (2007-08), weatherproof steel. Courtesy Gagosia Gallery.

Serra at Gagosian London

Serra at Gagosian London

Season 1 artist Richard Serra has concurrent exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery, London. Three new steel sculptures are on view at the Britannia Street space together with “forged drawings” – small, …

Bill Viola,  Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait of Light and Heat), 1979  Videotape, color, mono sound (28 minutes). Courtesy of Pitzer College Galleries.

Global Video Part 3

Global Video Part 3

“Part of your preparation is to have as many strings in your hand, just not to knot them,” said Cate Blanchett, explaining her approach to acting.  ”You don’t want to sort …

Mark Bradford, Post-Katrina Ark for New Orleans, 2008. Mixed media. Photo: Nicole J. Caruth.

I Left My Heart in New Orleans

I Left My Heart in New Orleans

Prospect. 1 New Orleans, the largest biennial international contemporary art ever held in the United States, opened to the public today. Produced by U.S. Biennial, Inc. and directed by Dan Cameron, …

Regina José Galindo, "Quien Puede Borrar Las Huellas?", 2003, Single-channel digital video. Courtesy of the artist.

Global Video Part 2

Global Video Part 2

Regina José Galindo dips her feet into a white basin of human blood, takes a string of steps, then dips her feet again. She is walking through Guatemala City, her red footprints …