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Patti Smith, "Horses," Arista Records, 1975. Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Flash Points

Music and Art

Flash Points

Music and Art

Examples of the influence of music on art are as iconic as they are profuse: Jackson Pollack madly swirling paint around him as Dizzy Gillespie blares on the hi-fi; Andy …

Binh Danh, “Ghost of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum #2,” 2008. Daguerreotype. Copyright and courtesy of the artist

On View Now

On View Now | Mirrors with Memories: The Photographs of Binh Danh

On View Now

On View Now | Mirrors with Memories: The Photographs of Binh Danh

Binh Danh: In the Eclipse of Angkor at the North Carolina Museum of Art reveals Vietnamese born artist Binh Danh’s search to imbue photographs with meaning not only through subject …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Highlights in this week’s roundup: Mark Dion speaks about public art partnership, Gabriel Orozco is inside out, an exclusive Cindy Sherman documentary film can be viewed for free online, and …

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Connecting – Part 1: Art as Transportation

Connecting – Part 1: Art as Transportation

There have been times in my short life when I’ve had the good fortune to witness something new and amazing, from births to deaths and the exhausting amount of possibilities …

Drawing by Gabe Mejia

New guest blogger: Damien James

New guest blogger: Damien James

Thanks to Victoria Gannon for her excellent posts and interviews chronicling California culture. Up next is Damien James. Damien  is a self-taught artist and writer based in Chicago. His art …

Nightmare City. "Nightmare City Copy Lake The Horde," multimedia, 2010. Courtesy of the Artists.

Going to California: Nightmare City, Part 2

Going to California: Nightmare City, Part 2

“It is hard to find California now, unsettling to wonder how much of it was merely imagined or improvised; melancholy to realize how much of anyone’s memory is no true …

William Powhida, "Unconscious Collaboration (number 1)," 2008, edition of 75. Screenprint and digital inkjet with collage, image: 11 1/2 x 19 3/4 in., sheet: 22 x 30 in.  Courtesy Lower East Side Printshop, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from Underground: William Powhida

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from Underground: William Powhida

The contemporary art fair Art Basel Miami Beach takes place this week, bringing with it a flurry of activity.  In the spirit of participation, Ink is dedicated this month to …

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

Beryl Korot: “Babel: the 7 minute scroll”

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: ITUNES | YOUTUBE | BLIP.TV | ARTBABBLE Episode #130: Beryl Korot discusses a recent work — Babel: the 7 minute scroll (2007) — which takes the form …

David Wojnarowicz, "Untitled (Face in Dirt)," 1990. Silver print, 28.5 x 28.5 inches. Courtesy P.P.O.W.

“I am the invisible being”: The Smithsonian, Wojnarowicz, and the Othering of AIDS

“I am the invisible being”: The Smithsonian, Wojnarowicz, and the Othering of AIDS

The decision of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, G. Wayne Clough, to pull David Wojnarowicz’s video, The Fire in My Belly, from the Hide/Seek exhibition at the National Portrait …

Handbill for the Human Be-in, which took place in August 1967 in San Francisco. Image courtesy of Oldhandbills.com.

Going to California: Nightmare City

Going to California: Nightmare City

Every few decades, people decide it’s a good idea to move to California. First, it was for the gold. Then aerospace technology, then Los Angeles. In the 1960s, it happened …

Jan Henri Booyens at his studio, Pretoria, South Africa

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jan-Henri Booyens

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jan-Henri Booyens

Jan-Henri Booyens is a South African artist based in Pretoria, South Africa.  Jan holds a BFA in painting from the Durban Institute of Technology, in KwaZulu Natal. Since 2000, he …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 2

Ai Weiwei. Sunflower Seeds, 2010. Installation view, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. Photo courtesy of Aaron Chen. An Xiao follows up on yesterday’s post and continues her discussion with Bird’s …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 1

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 1

Artist Ai Weiwei in conversation with Tate Modern curator Katie Hill, October 2010. Photo by An Xiao. This past summer, Jennifer Ng and I launched Bird’s Nest: Ai Weiwei in …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Jaunting to K’ruhe

Lives and Works in Berlin

Jaunting to K’ruhe

When asked a few weeks ago to accompany a friend to Karlsruhe earlier this month for Elmgreen & Dragset‘s opening of Celebrity: The One and The Many at ZKM, I …

Gina Tuzzi

Going to California: Gina Tuzzi, Part 2

Going to California: Gina Tuzzi, Part 2

Nostalgia is the longing for a home that never was; its subject is an idealized place where the troubles of today hold no sway. In paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Northern …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching About a Day Without…

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching About a Day Without…

Today marks the observance of Day Without Art, a day when the arts community takes the time to remember and respond to the AIDS crisis and its impact worldwide. Day …

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Open Enrollment

The Masters in New Arts Journalism Thesis Part Two: Thus It Begins

Open Enrollment

The Masters in New Arts Journalism Thesis Part Two: Thus It Begins

I guess you could say my thesis came to me in the guise of an email from one of my favorite galleries in Chicago, the Catherine Edelman Gallery. There was …