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Lize Mogel, Mappa Mundi, digital print, 2008. Courtesy Melville House.

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International Geographic: Interview with Nato Thompson

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International Geographic: Interview with Nato Thompson

* Revised February 4, 2009. Lize Mogel, Mappa Mundi, digital print, 2008. Courtesy Melville House and iCI. Melville House and iCI recently co-published the exhibition catalogue for Experimental Geography, an …

Mike Kelley, "A Dance Incorporating Movements Derived From Experiments Of Harry F. Harlow and choreographed in the manner of Martha Graham (video still)

Mmmm…Cake

Mmmm…Cake

Chez Bushwick, an organization based in Brooklyn, has launched a new art and performance series called CAKE. The weekly program offers “carte blanche” to an individual artist to present new work and ideas of his or her choosing. The …

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Extimasies: Art, Politics, Society in Times of Crisis

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Extimasies: Art, Politics, Society in Times of Crisis

The Extimasies: Art, Politics, Society in Times of Crisis symposium recently took place on Saturday, January 10 at the Benaki Musuem on Pireos Street in Athens, Greece. Co-organized by Costis …

Ana Blohm, West 171st, photograph, 2008.

Artiste Avec Des Frontières

Artiste Avec Des Frontières

On February 5, the New York University Hospital Library will host Interior Life, an exhibition of Ana Blohm’s photographs. They consist of geometrically organized shots of spare interiors, typically with …

Early supercomputer, courtesy of Cedmen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22581167@N05/)

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the Internet…

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the Internet…

Early supercomputer part (CDC 160A) courtesy of Cedmen Wes covered our iTunes coup already but here are a few other links worth perusing. A double shot of art at NYFA …

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What do Art21, NASA, and “The L Word” have in common?

What do Art21, NASA, and “The L Word” have in common?

We’re all featured podcasts on iTunes! As in, as of yesterday. I’m sure there are other things we have in common…but that’s for the comments section below. I spent most …

Jenny Holzer, MONUMENT, 2008. Thorax, 2008. Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. Blue Cross, 2008. The  David Roberts Collection, London. Green Purple Cross, 2008. For Chicago, 2008. Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago. © 2008 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Lili Holzer-Glier

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Jenny Holzer | Programming

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Jenny Holzer | Programming

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Holzer discusses the programming of her LED sculptures during the installation of the exhibition PROTECT PROTECT at the Museum of Contemporary …

Mark Dion, "Concerning Hunting: Hunting Bling-The Gutton", 2008. Courtesy of Galleria Civica di Modena.

Hunting with Mark Dion

Hunting with Mark Dion

Concerning Hunting, an exhibition of work by Season 4 artist Mark Dion, opens at Galleria Civica di Modena’s Palazzo Santa Margherita in Modena, Italy on February 1. The traveling exhibition expresses Dion’s interest in …

Rirkrit Tiravanija, "Untitled (The Future will be Chrome)", 2008. Courtesy Nyehaus.

Ping Pong Night

Ping Pong Night

The Gramercy Park exhibition space, Nyehaus, will present its first-ever invitational table-tennis tournament tonight. The private event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: Reflection. The mirror polished aluminum table, Untitled (The …

Bruce Nauman, Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985. Collection of Lois and Steve Eisen. © 2008 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Bruce Nauman in St. Louis

Bruce Nauman in St. Louis

Just opened this week at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is Dead Shot Dan, an exhibition exploring the element of humor in the work of Bruce Nauman. The title …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

“I do that.”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

“I do that.”

I tend to be very impressed with how the Museum of Modern Art presents artwork to elementary aged students. The museum educator picks images based on a theme, they lead …

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Teaching With Contemporary Art Guest Writer: Nate Morgan

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching With Contemporary Art Guest Writer: Nate Morgan

Tomorrow we welcome Nate Morgan as our guest writer for Teaching With Contemporary Art. Nate has been teaching art at Hillside Elementary School in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York for the past …

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Obama Special, Part 1

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Obama Special, Part 1

What follows is just a bit late for the inauguration, which is appropriate. It is essentially old news. Let’s start with the “Flash Points” question of the week: how can …

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Letter from London

Letter From London: Dissent (of a Woman)

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Letter from London

Letter From London: Dissent (of a Woman)

After the assassination of JFK in 1963, Lenny Bruce said, “They put two graves in Arlington—one for John Kennedy and one for Vaughn Meader.” Meader was a pitch-perfect Kennedy impersonator …

Jenny Holzer, Red Yellow Looming, 2004. © 2008 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria. Text: U.S. government documents. Lent by Cari and Michael J. Sacks. © 2008 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.  Photo: Attilio Maranzano.

Jenny Holzer | Writing & Difficulty

Jenny Holzer | Writing & Difficulty

DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES | SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Holzer discusses her difficult relationship to writing during the installation of the exhibition PROTECT PROTECT at the Museum of Contemporary Art, …

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A Fairey Tale

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A Fairey Tale

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video The German-Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin concludes his 1935 essay on “The Work of Art in the Age of …

William Wegman, "Emerging", 1999. Chromogenic print, edition of 12. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer.

Dogs in Dusseldorf

Dogs in Dusseldorf

  Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer in Dusseldorf presents a series of new photographic works by Season 1 artist William Wegman in the exhibition Dogs on Rocks – in the Woods – at the Seaside. The color …

Julian Faulhaber, Tankstelle [Gas Station], Chromogenic print, 2008, courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Back to “reality”

Back to “reality”

Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, curated by Mia Fineman, is currently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where it seems intended to …

Amy Stein, "Outside Lexington," 2006, Courtesy the artist and SJMA

On the Road Again in San Jose

On the Road Again in San Jose

With spirits lifting, gas prices lowering and fun-employment escalating, and although it may not be the wisest of economic choices under the sun, the roads nonetheless seem paved with more …

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Art and Politics: An Introduction

Flash Points

Art and Politics: An Introduction

FLASH POINTS is a regular conversational series that focuses on issues relevant to the state of the art world at large, contemporary art education, and issues artists face today. You …

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Art21 Professional Development at MoMA

Art21 Professional Development at MoMA

On Saturday, January 24 Art21 is partnering with the Museum of Modern Art to offer a full day professional development workshops titled Teaching with Objects and Film: Focus on Contemporary …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Since this column gets posted on Wednesdays (and believe me, I didn’t arrange it this way), it’s been my pleasure to contribute posts directly after the November 4th election (see …

Ghada Amer in “Our City Dreams." Image courtesy of First Run Features.

Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams, a new documentary by Chiara Clemente (daughter of artist Francesco Clemente), will debut at Film Forum, Feb. 4-17, 2009. Filmed over the course of two years, this “love letter” to …

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Hello

Hello

Hello everyone. I’m writing on an enormously significant day not only for United States governance and politics, but for its future cultural production as well. It is no great leap …

Trong Nguye, Collage of Ninth Hour and Black Hole, 2009.

The State of the Art of the Church

The State of the Art of the Church

I for one, am extremely excited by the Vatican’s participation in the upcoming Venice Biennale, as Ben Street mentions in Yes We (Vati) Can! After watching Rick Warren deliver the …

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New guest blogger: Daniel Quiles

New guest blogger: Daniel Quiles

  Thanks to Georgia Kotretsos for ringing in the new year with her up-to-date posts on the Greek contemporary art scene. Look out for another post from her in the …

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Letter from London

Letter from London: Yes We (Vati) Can!

Letter from London

Letter from London: Yes We (Vati) Can!

Holy neo-conceptualism! The Vatican has issued a press statement announcing that it will be participating in the Venice Biennale this summer, which will make this year’s event one of the most refreshingly …

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@ EMST in Athens

@ EMST in Athens

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) is currently presenting Bia Davou’s A Retrospective and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries‘ solo exhibition entitled Close your Eyes. Starting with Davou, she was …

Dennis Oppenheim, "Theme for a Major Hit", 1974. Motor driven marionettes, wood, cloth, felt, soundtrack, tape player, and external  speakers. Courtesy of the artist.

Pulling Strings in Houston

Pulling Strings in Houston

Opening today at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, The Puppet Show brings together contemporary artworks that explore the imagery of puppets in sculpture, video and photography. The Puppet Show takes …

Miles Aldridge, "Spot the Fake #1," 2006. © Miles Aldridge. Courtesy of the artist.

Schorr in Weird Beauty

Schorr in Weird Beauty

Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now is on view at the International Center for Photography (ICP) from January 16 through May 3, 2009. Organized by Vince Aletti and Carol Squiers, the exhibition …

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Touring Prospect.1 (Part 5), the Warehouse District

Touring Prospect.1 (Part 5), the Warehouse District

Roughly located between New Orleans’ Business and Garden Districts, the Warehouse Arts District was a major concentrations for Prospect.1 displays. Dominated by warehouses and old industrial spaces, there is little …

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The shock of the unseen.

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The shock of the unseen.

“Looking eternity in the eye.” (All photos by Luodanli.) Almost four years ago, in the course of my web wanderings, I stumbled on the photographs of an Army serviceman  who …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Interview with Eleanor Antin Part 2

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Interview with Eleanor Antin Part 2

 Following is the second part of my conversation with Eleanor Antin, continued from Part 1 yesterday… JF: One thing that has been important in my own work with students and …

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Touring Prospect.1 (Part 4), French District & Marigny

Touring Prospect.1 (Part 4), French District & Marigny

I was surprised that Prospect.1 shied away from New Orleans’ infamous French District as much as it did. The epicenter of New Orleans’ global brand, and one of the world’s …

Robert Ryman, "Philadelphia Prototype," 2002. Collection Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Alexander Harrison Fund 2005.19a-j

Robert Ryman | Possibilities

Robert Ryman | Possibilities

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Ryman installing Philadelphia Prototype (2002) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Robert Ryman’s work explodes the classical distinctions between art as object and art as …

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kaput.

kaput.

Kaput. founders/co-editors: Christopher Marinos and Thanos Stathopoulos kaput. is a quarterly online magazine on contemporary art, which was founded last year in Athens, Greece. The name of the magazine was …