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Installation shot of "Effervescent Condition" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Left) Yefeng’s "Battelfield," (right) Sampson’s Dodgedraw on the right, Dodgedraw participant

Flash Points

Effervescent Condition

Flash Points

Effervescent Condition

Effervescent Condition, curated by Fang-Tze Hsu (MA 2010) was the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) contribution to The Power of Copying, a large-scale, international group exhibition held …

Mike Kelley: Bad Boy

Mike Kelley: Bad Boy

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting …

Bruce Nauman, "Days." Mixed media installation. 2009. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York & Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society

On View Now

On View Now: Bruce Nauman and the Days of Our Lives

On View Now

On View Now: Bruce Nauman and the Days of Our Lives

Having written my dissertation on the art of Bruce Nauman, I often find myself fielding questions from confused, even perturbed friends or acquaintances seeking to make sense of his art.  …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

… and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime — Will Smith Berlin summers never fail to deliver their own magical moments, the kind that …

harmony hammond “bagXI”, Mixed Media, 1971. Courtesy Harmony Hammond Collection of the artist

Fiber Art: The Queer Kid on the Bus

Fiber Art: The Queer Kid on the Bus

Contemporary fiber artists have a lot of baggage to handle. They have so much baggage in fact that they had to knit a bigger bag to fit everything in. Fiber …

Mark Dion, Drawing for "Aviary (Library for the Birds of Massachusetts" 2005   Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Cultivating Curiosity

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Cultivating Curiosity

Revving up for the new school year I have had the chance to read quite a bit over the past two weeks, and in addition to the recommendations from June …

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Open Enrollment

Contemporary Knowledge: Interview with João Ribas

Open Enrollment

Contemporary Knowledge: Interview with João Ribas

What defines “the contemporary” as an area of study? How does it relate to the writing of history or other fields of inquiry? In this edition of Open Enrollment, Oliver …

Bruce Nauman, "Mapping the studio II with color shift, flip, flop, & flip/flop (Fat Chance John Cage)", installation view, 2001. Courtesy Tate Modern

Future Metaphors

Bruce Nauman’s Cyborg Eyes

Future Metaphors

Bruce Nauman’s Cyborg Eyes

Not all events are recorded equally. Despite YouTube’s diarrheic explosion of what constitutes a potential video, clips where almost nothing happens are still difficult for a lot of people to …

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The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

What is so compelling about riddles, mysteries, and puzzles?  Most people are fascinated by images and objects that are paradoxical or impossible in real life but look oddly convincing and …

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New guest blogger: Steven Frost

New guest blogger: Steven Frost

Thanks to Lincoln Hancock for this extensive chronicling of the NC Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) art scene. Stay tuned for another post or two from him in the …

Jenny Holtzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Soon after last week’s roundup went live, I discovered a Jenny Holzer event happening in my backyard.  In this week’s roundup, CNN shows William Kentridge drawing apartheid, Scotland shows William …

Outside Lump Gallery in Raleigh at a 2008 Benefit. Photo courtesy Goodnight Raleigh (http://goodnightraleigh.com).

Why Here? Part 2

Why Here? Part 2

Low on the southeast side of downtown Raleigh stands a nondescript grey building with a facade marked by four orange letters: LUMP. This cinderblock outpost houses the Lump gallery and …