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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Minneapolis! Art Review and Preview

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Minneapolis! Art Review and Preview

When I think of Minneapolis, MN, two things typically come to mind: the first being Janet Jackson’s song “Escapade” off of her 1989 album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, where …

AA Bronson. Photo by Rebecca Sahn, courtesy of Printed Matter, Inc.

NY Art Book Fair 2010

NY Art Book Fair 2010

This year’s NY Art Book Fair marks the departure of AA Bronson, one of the fair’s original organizers. Bronson resigned from Printed Matter only a few weeks ago, intending to …

Gabriel Orozco

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Gabriel Orozco is on view in Seoul, Cindy Sherman imagines the social, several artists are honored for their contributions, and more. Gabriel Orozco: Selected Works which is on …

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Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp created a ruckus with an assembled inverted bicycle wheel mounted on a stool. The provocateur stirred controversy soon after with more found objects, most famously a …

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New guest blogger: Sarah Stephenson

New guest blogger: Sarah Stephenson

Thanks to Lily Rossebo for her series of terrific posts. Up next is Sarah Stephenson, a New York-based writer from London, via Berlin. She has written for Art In America, …

Walking in London

New Ways of Walking

New Ways of Walking

When I first arrived in Scotland to study in the Art, Space + Nature program, I was confronted with the question, “Are you keen on hillwalking?” Not quite sure if …

William Kentridge: Collaboration

William Kentridge: Collaboration

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

Learning the Flute, 2004. Letterpress on 110 sheets of Arches Johannot, edition of 18 (another 18 impressions were printed on disbound pages of Chambers’ Encyclopaedia, 1950, of the same size).  Assembled overall: 9’ 3” x 11’ 7 ½” (281.5 x 354.6 cm).  Published by Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. Courtesy David Krut Projects, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

The recent release of William Kentridge: Anything is Possible invites exploration of the artist’s significant body of prints, which currently numbers over 400. A natural match for his artistic philosophy …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Bundle up, Berlin: winter is almost here, and it might be a long one, again. If you haven’t fallen prey to the sniffling, the sneezing, the nose-blowing and coughing, germ-spreading …

Tony Oursler, "F/X Plotter #2," 1992; installation; cloth and video projection, dimensions variable. Courtesy SFMoMA

On View Now

On View Now: Tony Oursler’s Uncanny Bodies

On View Now

On View Now: Tony Oursler’s Uncanny Bodies

The video artist Tony Oursler is perhaps best known for his video projections of human faces onto the heads of small doll-like bodies.  Lying on the ground or hanging limply …

William Kentridge. 9 Drawings for Projection (1989–2003), 2005. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge.

Flash Points

From the Flat Surface to the Curved Mirror

Flash Points

From the Flat Surface to the Curved Mirror

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Using variable media – taking the form of tapestry and sculpture to performance, cinema, and stereoscopic imagery— William …

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“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

Sometime last winter, when the days were at their shortest and the collective spirit seemed to be at its annual low, a friend gave me a DVD copy of Signer’s …

Judy Pfaff, "Buckets of Rain" 2006  Courtesy the artist and Ameringer and Yohe Fine Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What More Can We Ask For?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What More Can We Ask For?

Students in my Advanced Placement class recently began a work for their portfolio inspired by the theme of loss. We spent a few days at the beginning of the unit …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Coffee and Politics (Part 1)

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Coffee and Politics (Part 1)

Coffee and politics. They go together almost as good as politics and art. A week ago I met up with a good friend of mine for a cup of coffee …

A scene from William Kentridge's production of "The Magic Flute," the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Photo by Julien Jourdes for The New York Times.

Flash Points

New Flash Points: Influence

Flash Points

New Flash Points: Influence

Among the elements explored in Art21’s William Kentridge: Anything is Possible, the film looks at his many influences, from his personal background to his love of the performing arts. What …

Jenny Holzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In keeping with the season (and the artist on/as celebrity theme) this week’s roundup finds James Franco revisiting Bruce Nauman.  Also, Jenny Holzer inscribes the theme of anguish, a Fred …

Steve Martin and John Candy in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", which you need to see again.

Letter from London

Letter from London: The Time of Your Life

Letter from London

Letter from London: The Time of Your Life

Christian Marclay’s The Clock (now on show at White Cube, Mason’s Yard) is a twenty-four hour long film which, unlike other very long art films like Douglas Gordon’s Twenty-Four Hour …