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Photographed by Dean Kaufman for W Magazine

Flash Points

Lilly Ledbetter* Art

Flash Points

Lilly Ledbetter* Art

It is only a coincidence that the world’s largest franchised art fair and the international banking regulatory body share a moniker from their shared base, Basel, Switzerland, but no coincidence …

Laurie Anderson, Duets on Ice, 1974, performed in Genoa, 1975. Documentary photograph. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Bob Bielecki.

Laurie Anderson in Cleveland and Manhattan

Laurie Anderson in Cleveland and Manhattan

This Saturday at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, Laurie Anderson will be performing Burning Leaves, a retrospective of songs and stories that culls pieces from her acclaimed solo shows …

"Baby Jane/Amusement Infusion," production still

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What’s an Art Contest?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What’s an Art Contest?

Contests. Art Shows. Expos. Special Exhibits. Art Festivals. It’s crazy. While they are called by different names, art educators often have a similar reaction: Someone has a big idea and …

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Flash Points

How might political change affect art?

Flash Points

How might political change affect art?

Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry, 1932-33. North Wall at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. I must say I’m finding the vociferous opposition in Congress over the allocation of a mere …

Bruce Nauman, "The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths," 1967. Courtesy of Sperone Westwater.

Letter from London

Letter from London: Revealing Mystic Truths

Letter from London

Letter from London: Revealing Mystic Truths

At the risk of sounding like the opening voiceover in Sex and the City, all this talk of the Vatican’s pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale has got me thinking: …

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New guest blogger: Naomi Beckwith

New guest blogger: Naomi Beckwith

Thanks for Daniel Quiles for his series of inquiries into a wide range of contemporary art issues. Stay tuned for another post from him related to our Flash Points feature …