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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Party’s Over!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Party’s Over!

The other day I was sitting in a confessional of a church and I asked the priest why most MFA programs were two years long. He replied, “my son, the …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: The What? Ah Yes, The Courtauld.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: The What? Ah Yes, The Courtauld.

Whenever I tell someone I am studying for my Master’s at The Courtauld, I get one of two reactions. “The what?” is the first, spoken by those who aren’t in …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Oliver Herring brings senior citizens center stage, Cindy Sherman shows us her favorites, Matthew Ritchie celebrates MIT’s anniversary, Susan Rothenberg straddles divide,s and more. Oliver Herring‘s …

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

Special “Center Field” Podcast: Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports

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

Special “Center Field” Podcast: Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports

All of us here at Bad at Sports have loved working on our twice-monthly column for this blog, Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports. It gives …

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Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Scott Yoell’s “Tsunami”

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Scott Yoell’s “Tsunami”

When I interview an artist for radio format, I go in hoping for interesting and honest statements about his/her work and ideas, because I know that in the editing suite, …

Kedz shoes designed by Jenny Holzer containing the text "PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT." Commissioned by the Whitney Museum.

Clients, Pithy Quotes, and Jenny Holzer

Clients, Pithy Quotes, and Jenny Holzer

Clients are the difference between design and art.    — Michael Bierut Last week I looked at two nearly identical works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Tobias Wong as a way of …

19th century sculpture in the Musee d'Orsay: sexy but boring

Letter from London

Letter from London: Being Boring

Letter from London

Letter from London: Being Boring

“Why is sculpture so boring?” So said Charles Baudelaire in 1848. Sculpture in Baudelaire’s time was boring. In actual fact, with some notable exceptions, sculpture was, for a very long …

Kerry James Marshall. "Memento," 1996. Color lithograph with gold powder on soft white Somerset. 30 x 44 in. Edition of 33, Printed and published by Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | “Remembering so as not to forget the past is still not over”: Selected Meditations on Black History

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | “Remembering so as not to forget the past is still not over”: Selected Meditations on Black History

In celebration of National African American History month, this issue of Ink is focused on selected prints by Art21 artists that react to and re-interpret African-American history.  Ellen Gallagher, Kerry …

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE Episode #135: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto gives a tour of his private cabinet of curiosities …

Piotr Uklanski: Discharge! Installation view. Courtesy Rob McKeever and Gagosian Gallery

On View Now

On View Now: Piotr Uklański’s “Discharge!”

On View Now

On View Now: Piotr Uklański’s “Discharge!”

In the main gallery of Discharge!, Piotr Uklański’s current show at Gagosian Gallery, fourteen vibrantly colored large-scale paintings hang unusually close together on walls covered in equally dynamic wallpaper.  The …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: January Jones

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: January Jones

January isn’t often a big month for art, and the same usually goes for Berlin, but this year, galleries seem to be pushing things a bit further to present exciting …

Nancy Spero, "Azur," detail 2002  courtesy Galerie Lelong

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith

It seems like a good time for Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith. Artists whose work incorporate storytelling, pointed statements and using the female body to do so, Nancy Spero and …

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin. As seen in Google's Art Project.

Google’s Art Project and the Uncanny Museum

Google’s Art Project and the Uncanny Museum

Yesterday, Google launched Art Project. Art Project brings the technology of Google Maps Street View into a handful of the world’s best art museums. Users can virtually wander through various …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: From My Institution to Yours

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: From My Institution to Yours

In the spring of every year, the Master of Public Art Studies: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program at the University of Southern California, one of two graduate programs …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: The Considerable Goodness of Being Led Astray

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: The Considerable Goodness of Being Led Astray

I found my way into graduate school because I believed it would be something I would enjoy. On nights like this, when I look at my calendar and realize that …

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled (Perfect Lovers)," 1991

Art, Design, and Clocks

Art, Design, and Clocks

My latest Internet obsession is Quora.com. Quora describes itself as “a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.” It’s like Yahoo …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

With Inspire Your Heart With Art Day in mind, this week’s roundup finds the New Museum rethinking contemporary art through several Art21 artists’ works, Arturo Herrera exploring abstraction in two …