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Black Kites, 1997

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Gabriel Orozco arrives at the Tate, John Baldessari wants your name in lights, Stockholder, Orozco and Koons display a new object-ivity, Carrie Mae Weems wants us …

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Negotiating an Artistic Practice in a Capitalist Ecology: An Interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore

Negotiating an Artistic Practice in a Capitalist Ecology: An Interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore

This introduction is short. Anne Elizabeth Moore gave such thorough answers, it seemed more important to let those stand than offer an interpretation of her merit. Safe to say having …

John Baldessari. Hegel's Cellar: Two Boats, 1986. Photogravure, Aquatint. 19.5 x 26.5 inches. Publisher: Marian Goodman Multiples, edition of 35.  Courtesy John Baldessari and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Parts of a Whole: John Baldessari’s Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Parts of a Whole: John Baldessari’s Prints

Over the past couple of years, the art world has been ebulliently celebrating the work of conceptualist John Baldessari – a well deserved paean to this highly influential and groundbreaking …

John Baldessari.  "Your Name in Lights", 2011.  Image courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects and Sydney Festival.

John Baldessari’s “Your Name in Lights”

John Baldessari’s “Your Name in Lights”

You.  Got to have flash and flare or your name in lights, right?! Well, John Baldessari aims to make it happen.  He is looking for people who want their name …

Out of the Bear

Reenacting a Many Possible Past: An Interview with Irina Botea

Reenacting a Many Possible Past: An Interview with Irina Botea

In college, I worked at a barn and my boss kept a special reenactment pony. The horse was prized above all others and regularly traveled the Southeast to reenact Civil …

Barbie's Bruegal Picnic, 2009. Picnic at Mildred's Lane. Courtesy of the Artist.

Flash Points

Relational Aesthetics is the New Black: DIY Art School

Flash Points

Relational Aesthetics is the New Black: DIY Art School

Relational art functions as a response to the technological advances of everyday life, with virtual profiles acting as surrogates for human interaction.  Less obvious are the ways in which the …

John Baldessari in "Art in the Twenty-First Century," production still 2009 © Art21, Inc.

On View Now

On View Now | The Spaces Between: John Baldessari at the Metropolitan Museum

On View Now

On View Now | The Spaces Between: John Baldessari at the Metropolitan Museum

Every so often, there comes along a retrospective exhibition or mid-career survey that puts to rest whatever doubts I may have had as to where a particular artist sits in …

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In Flux Samples: An Interview with Young Joon Kwak

In Flux Samples: An Interview with Young Joon Kwak

Young Joon Kwak and I met a week before his solo-show, Eating Without A Face & Death Rites. The work was inspired by his time spent at the ACRE residency …

Teri Havens, "Richard's Camp," 2006, from the series "The Last Free Place." Toned silver gelatin print.

Letter from London

Letter from London: Terry O’Neill Award Show at Hotshoe Gallery

Letter from London

Letter from London: Terry O’Neill Award Show at Hotshoe Gallery

Guest blogger Kerim Aytac is filling in for regular columnist Ben Street this month while he makes his millions. — Ed. It’s hard to see the work of emerging photographers …

Luis Camnitzer "The Instrument and Its Work", 1976  Image: MoMA.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Out of Line

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Out of Line

If you get the opportunity in the next month, take some time to see On Line: Drawing Through the 20th Century at the Museum of Modern Art. And if you …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: So My Last Semester Lies Ahead, Then What?

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: So My Last Semester Lies Ahead, Then What?

While I chip away at my thesis and look toward my last semester at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), I have begun to think of my …

Jason Lazarus

Memorial Photographs: An Interview with Jason Lazarus

Memorial Photographs: An Interview with Jason Lazarus

When Michael Jackson died, an impromptu dance party took place just outside my window. A young woman pulled up in a car wearing her best 80s outfit; she turned on …

Kara Walker

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In the first weekly roundup of 2011: a Cai Guo Qiang New Year’s celebration in Taipei, Barry McGee in Brazil, two artists make art “scherenschnitte,” Richard Serra is ready for TV, …

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Light and Desire: An Interview with Melanie Schiff

Light and Desire: An Interview with Melanie Schiff

While always being aware of her work, Melanie Schiff snapped into focus shortly after I first heard about Ox-bow, the School of the Art Insitute’s residency program in Saugatuck, Michigan. …

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New guest blogger: Caroline Picard

New guest blogger: Caroline Picard

Happy New Year! Heading the 2011 guest blog is Caroline Picard, Editor of The Green Lantern Press. Her writing has been published in a handful of publications including Artiface, Pinch, …

A view of upper Manhattan from the cab of an 18 wheeler

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Richard McCoy’s Top 10 iPhone Images

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Richard McCoy’s Top 10 iPhone Images

In 2010 I took more than 3,300 pictures and videos with my iPhone. No matter where I am, I have the thing with me; it’s terribly useful, occasionally entertaining, and …