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Monthly Archives: May 2011

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

Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 4: Chicago Art Fairs and Early Modernism Redux

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

Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 4: Chicago Art Fairs and Early Modernism Redux

It’s time once again for Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports, a special podcast produced for the Art21 blog. On this month’s episode, Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn, and I are …

still/page from “Way Down East” in “James Brown is Dead and other poems” (Future Plan and Program/Project Row Houses, 2011)

Explosive Fragments: Poems and Photographs

Explosive Fragments: Poems and Photographs

At some time, somewhere I read or heard some one say something equating novels with films and poems with photographs. I think it had something to do with time and …

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Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | An Interview with Tyson Parks

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | An Interview with Tyson Parks

The first really noticeable thing about new media artist Tyson Parks’s digital paintings is their fostering of tension between organic and synthetic elements. Images of readymades provide the tip of …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Fratty Art

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Fratty Art

With its manic art world mingling, Gallery Weekend in Berlin can seem like a frat party with more tote bags.  It is Berlin’s promenade into spring and is full of …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Barbara Kruger on an 18-wheeler, Cao Fei presents on art and technology, artists receive awards, and more. Barbara Kruger is one of the 150 artists, poets, …

Diane Victor (South African, born 1964). “Fading Man I,” 2010. Intaglio. Plate: 20”x16”. Publisher and printer: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. Edition 25. Image courtesy Center for Contemporary Printmaking.  © 2011 Diane Victor.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

As interest in William Kentridge’s work has grown over the past decade, so has interest in South African art as a whole.   Printmaking is a central component of the cultural …

John Baldessari. "Solving Each Problem As It Arises," Acrylic on canvas, 1967. Yale University Art Gallery

Sustain Ability

Sustain Ability

Thoughts, to an artist, writer, or any individual who wants to live thoughtfully Influence. The personal narration that comes with cinematic fiction, the fragmentary staccato of poetry or song, the …

Kota Ezawa, "City of Nature" (2011). Video still. Courtesy the artist and Madison Square Park Conservancy

On View Now

On View Now | Re-Animating Nature: Kota Ezawa’s City of Nature

On View Now

On View Now | Re-Animating Nature: Kota Ezawa’s City of Nature

  Christopher Nolan’s film Inception (2010) opens with a slow-motion shot of waves washing upon a sandy beach.  The camera then pans to the protagonist Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo …

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Blog Party: The Last 8 Days

Blog Party: The Last 8 Days

Hello, May! We’re heading into the last week and a half of our Blog Party campaign. To date, we’ve received enough donations to fund a new column for six months. …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art: The First Three Years

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art: The First Three Years

This week Teaching with Contemporary Art here on the blog turns 3. Frankly, I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this column for three years. At the same time, it …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Art of Close Looking

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The Art of Close Looking

I can go on my own to a museum or gallery or symposium, and I do, but going as a part of one of my classes makes me more appreciative …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | He’s Not Here Right Now

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | He’s Not Here Right Now

Hi Everyone! My name is Olivia and I’m Jeffrey’s imaginary studio assistant. Unfortunately, Jeffrey isn’t here right now because he’s running around the city preparing for his thesis exhibition, but …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Hungry in San Francisco

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Hungry in San Francisco

One hundred feet below the Starbucks and suits of San Francisco’s financial district, Grubhub.com’s posters beckon from the BART station walls. The online food delivery service offers every kind of …

Ai Weiwei, 'Study in Perspective: Forbidden City', 1995

Letter from London

Letter from London | Seeds of Discord

Letter from London

Letter from London | Seeds of Discord

When an artist dies, their work changes forever. Whatever it was they were doing at the time of their demise becomes loaded with retroactive meaning and spurious clairvoyance. With the …

Florian Maier-Aichen, Der Spaziergang.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Florian Maier-Aichen’s abstractions, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Lighting Field, artists’ metal store shutter murals, and more. Florian Maier-Aichen‘s fourth solo presentation with Blum & Poe is also his …