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Paige K. Johnston, "I Amsterdam", digital photo, 2010. Courtesy the artist.

Going for the Gold(en Age)

Going for the Gold(en Age)

Over the past few years, I have developed a persistent desire to live and work in the Netherlands. My fantasies of Dutch relocation have been largely indulged and inflated through …

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Open Enrollment

Quit Grad School.

Open Enrollment

Quit Grad School.

Well, that title may overstate it a little and perhaps it comes from a sullen mood, but in recent days I’ve found myself ruminating about giving up on grad school …

Jessica Stockholder, "Photo Cut Up" 2005  Courtesy the artist and Dieu Donné Papermill

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shake It Up

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Shake It Up

For about ten summers now I have enjoyed teaching and traveling in some capacity. It’s become increasingly important over the past decade to broaden my own experience as an artist-educator, …

Ryan Trecartin, "Any Ever," 2010, installation view. Photo by Steve Payne, courtesy of The Power Plant.

Flash Points

Seeing and Time: Video Art as Experience

Flash Points

Seeing and Time: Video Art as Experience

It is neither a secret nor a surprise to know that, regardless of broad worldly appeal, the average Louvre visitor views the Mona Lisa for a scarce fifteen seconds before …

Richard Wilson, '20:50' at the Saatchi Gallery

Letter from London

Letter from London: Tense Present

Letter from London

Letter from London: Tense Present

Let us assume there are two boxes on a table. In one box, there is a relatively normal turtle; in the other, Adolf Hitler’s skull. You have to select one …

Future Metaphors

Future Metaphors: An Introduction

Future Metaphors

Future Metaphors: An Introduction

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Shana Moulton, “Whispering Pines 9,” video, 2009 In an essay titled “Cyborg Anthropology,” Gary Lee Downey, Joseph Dumit …

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GIF(t) Basket

Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 3 Recap

GIF(t) Basket

Bravo’s Work of Art: Episode 3 Recap

In a special series of posts, Wesley Miller watches Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, frame by frame, and attempts to uncover what it all means through the …

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New guest blogger: Paige K. Johnston

New guest blogger: Paige K. Johnston

Many thanks to Ajay Hothi for his plethora of posts tackling the states of contemporary art and the moving image in the UK. Up next on the guest blog is …

Paul Zografakis at his studio in Gyzi, Athens, 2010

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Paul Zografakis Part 2

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Paul Zografakis Part 2

This is the second half of the discussion I had with Paul Zografakis’ at Gyzi, Athens and the continuation of Friday’s post. He opened his studio to me and I …

The Saatchi Gallery, 2008.  Courtesy Jim Linwood, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

An unlikely gift horse

An unlikely gift horse

A short post today and a follow-up, of sorts, to my earlier post Timing is Everything.  It was announced on Thursday afternoon that Charles Saatchi would be gifting a substantial …

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Jeff Koons: Art History

Jeff Koons: Art History

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Paul Zografakis

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Paul Zografakis

Paul Zografakis is a Greek-American artist who was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and based in Athens, Greece since 2007. Paul arrived in Athens on a Fulbright Scholarship …

Alice Guy-Blaché, "The Ocean Waif", 1916, film still.  Courtesy of the Library of Congress MBRS Division

Sadly, Alice really doesn’t live here anymore

Sadly, Alice really doesn’t live here anymore

I’m new here.  I should explain.  At university, I wanted to be a video artist.  Maybe I should have been born into another time (and matriculated to another university) because …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Gender (and other) Trouble

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Gender (and other) Trouble

Judith Butler, that radical Valkyrie of all things identity politics, caused quite a stir in Berlin recently. On June 19th, she declined the “Civil Courage Prize” awarded by the organizers …

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On View Now

On View Now | Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Representing the Holocaust through Comics

On View Now

On View Now | Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Representing the Holocaust through Comics

The act of codification that is enshrined in the International Declaration of Human Rights has ensured that the unspeakable has been cut down to size at the very moment that …

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On View Now

New column! On View Now

On View Now

New column! On View Now

What better way to kick off this first day of July than with a new column (one of two, in fact)? We are pleased to introduce On View Now. Written …