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Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Kerry James Marshall at VAG

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Kerry James Marshall at VAG

When I visit an exhibition for the first time, my attention is foremost on the work and how it has been curated. Soon after, I come to think about its …

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New guest blogger: Marissa Perel

New guest blogger: Marissa Perel

Thanks to Mike Brenner for his highly entertaining and educational posts about his time running Hotcakes Gallery. Up next is Marissa Perel, a performance artist, writer and independent curator currently …

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Announcing Art21’s Back to School with William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Announcing Art21’s Back to School with William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Art21 announces our new William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible Back to School Campaign, designed to raise funds to support free resources for educators. By giving as little as $5, $15, …

Mike Brenner with his little buddy, the Bronze Fonz

The Bronzed Fonzie and Threats of Being Shived in the Shower

The Bronzed Fonzie and Threats of Being Shived in the Shower

The last year my art gallery, Hotcakes, was open, there were a number of significant yet manageable setbacks, but when Milwaukee’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau got into the business of …

Production still from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc., 2010.

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21’s New Film at the MoMA

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21’s New Film at the MoMA

The PBS broadcast premiere of Art21’s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, is just over a week away, and we want you to join us in celebrating. Art21 is …

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

William Kentridge: Composer Philip Miller

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Berlin’s Fair Weather

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Berlin’s Fair Weather

To use a very versatile phrase, “It’s that time of year again.” In this case, we mean: it’s art fair-season in Berlin.  With the 15th anniversary of the somewhat-confusingly-named Art …

Mike Brenner's Hotcakes Tattoo

Running a Gallery on a Shoestring Budget

Running a Gallery on a Shoestring Budget

Mike Brenner tells some stories about how he survived financially while owning an art gallery.

Yoshitomo Nara, "The Girl with the Knife in Her Hand," 1991. Acrylic on cotton Dimensions: H. 59 1/16 x W. 55 1/8 in. Image courtesy the Asia Society Museum.

On View Now

On View Now | Rock and Roll Fantasy: Yoshitomo Nara at the Asia Society

On View Now

On View Now | Rock and Roll Fantasy: Yoshitomo Nara at the Asia Society

For those who enjoy Yoshitomo Nara’s mischievousness characters and pop-culture inspired iconography, or those who are not yet familiar with them, the current show at the Asia Society in New …

William Kentridge’s drawing from Stereoscope 1998–99. Courtesy of MoMA. Copyright 2010- William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

There are many reasons to teach with the art of William Kentridge, and as we get closer to the premiere of Art21’s new film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, airing …

Mika Taanila, "Twilight," video installation, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Heino.

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

One of the best exhibitions I saw in Helsinki this summer was at Galleria Heino, a small space on the hip street Uudenmaankatu. On the recommendation of an artist friend, …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Stories About Stories About Pictures

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Stories About Stories About Pictures

I tried to write this blog post in the form of a story. The approach would have fit the topic: an upcoming conference at the Clark Art Institute on the …

Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006, 35mm slide projection. Courtesy of the artist.

Flash Points

“Free” and Online Experience

Flash Points

“Free” and Online Experience

Free, an exhibition that opens October 20 at the New Museum, will explore the web’s impact on how we digest information and experience public space through the work of twenty-three …

Napa's wonderful map of Helsinki. Courtesy Jenni Rope/Napa.

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

“I enjoy working with drawing, painting and collage. My studio is full of little pieces of drawings, colour papers and different colour tapes. I find a piece of paper on …

a MARN workshop held at Hotcakes

So what ARE curators looking for?

So what ARE curators looking for?

Mike Brenner discusses what curators are looking for when they choose artists.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Cai Guo-Qiang at MFA Houston, Julie Mehretu at the Metropolitan Opera, Oliver Herring at Meulensteen, Trenton Doyle Hancock at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, and much more! …

Rene Daniels, De Slag om de Twintigste Eeuw (Battle for the Twentieth Century), 1984, Courtesy of ABN AMRO Collection

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dutch Treat

Letter from London

Letter from London: Dutch Treat

René Daniëls is a really, really good painter, maybe even a great painter, who stopped painting twenty-three years ago and has only resumed in the last two years. In 1987, he …

Still from Peter van Bagh's documentary, "Helsinki Forever," 2008. Courtesy the Finnish Film Foundation.

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

I didn’t sleep much in Helsinki. Though it was my second trip there and my umpteenth time in the Nordic countries, I somehow booked my travel to coincide with Juhannus, …

Ellen Gallagher, "Wiglette" (detail) from "DeLuxe," 2004/2005. Photogravure and plasticine sheet: 13 x 10 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Two Palms Press.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink: New Transparency for the Tamarind Institute

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink: New Transparency for the Tamarind Institute

Printmaking is a vital and significant aspect of contemporary art, yet there is currently very little discussion or media coverage of this medium in the press. When Art on Paper announced …

Ellen Gallagher, "Wiglette" (detail) from "DeLuxe," 2004/2005. Photogravure and plasticine sheet: 13 x 10 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Two Palms Press.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Introducing new column: Ink

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Introducing new column: Ink

With the advent of October, we are pleased to announce the latest column on the blog. Ink is a specialized medium-based column that will complement this site’s current content by …

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

William Kentridge: Peter Gelb, The Metropolitan Opera

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s forthcoming feature film William Kentridge: Anything is Possible — premiering October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. …