Articles by Jacquelyn Gleisner

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The Demands of Dread Scott

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The Demands of Dread Scott

Twenty-five years after his controversial installation What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, artist Dread Scott talks about art’s ability to change our vision of the world.

Go! Push Pops, The Clitney Perennial, a collective feminist performance protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014. Courtesy of the artists, New York. © Go! Push Pops.

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The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

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The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

Go! Push Pops—a transnational radical queer feminist performance art collective—creates “work that visually represents a future of feminism as a form of healing.”

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BFAMFAPhD: An Imaginative School of Thought

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BFAMFAPhD: An Imaginative School of Thought

Caroline Woolard’s collaborative project, BFAMFAPhD.com, “endeavors to unite artists in order to address the problems of their rising population” in the U.S.

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Victoria Fu’s Five Attempts at a Palindrome

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Victoria Fu’s Five Attempts at a Palindrome

For San Diego-based artist Victoria Fu “failure as strategy is a nod to the delicate beauty and also complete absurdity of making.”

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Paolo Cirio’s Lovely Faces

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Paolo Cirio’s Lovely Faces

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner interviews media artist Paolo Cirio about his controversial dating website, Lovely-Faces.

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Nails Across America with Breanne Trammell

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Nails Across America with Breanne Trammell

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner steps into a 1968 trailer to get a manicure and talk to artist Breanne Trammell about her traveling project “Nails Across America.”

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All Who Muster with Allison Smith

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All Who Muster with Allison Smith

The Civil War remains one of the most poignant periods of American history, perpetuated by reenactments and examined by artist Allison Smith.

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“Mapping Soulville” with Aisha Cousins

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“Mapping Soulville” with Aisha Cousins

Mapping the life of Malcolm X at the intersection of New York’s past and present. #Art #Community #Change

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New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

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New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner traces a painter’s evolution and movement from wholesome Oklahoma City to bohemian Brooklyn.

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New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

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New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

Jacquelyn Gleisner chats with artist Lisa Sanditz about her imaginative paintings, the art world today, and the artist’s last great cheeseburger.

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New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

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New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Angela Dufresne whose “landscapes are murky” and portraits are “brooding.”

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New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

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New Kids on the Block | Nyssa Frank of The Living Gallery

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner Google chats with Nyssa Frank, owner of The Living Gallery, an alternative art space and community outreach venue in Brooklyn.

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New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

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New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to the Istanbul-based artist Pilvi Takala, whose performance-based “interventions” challenge social and behavioral norms.

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New Kids on the Block | Baudrillard for Bozos: An Interview with Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

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New Kids on the Block | Baudrillard for Bozos: An Interview with Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, an artist whose practice involves the translation of dense theoretical texts in amusing and provocative ways.

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New Kids on the Block | The Right Stuff

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New Kids on the Block | The Right Stuff

When it comes to art-making and artists, what does it mean to have “the right stuff?” Jacquelyn Gleisner’s new column explores this and other questions.

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Creative Criticism with Christopher K. Ho | Hirsch E.P. Rothko

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Creative Criticism with Christopher K. Ho | Hirsch E.P. Rothko

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to Christopher K. Ho, an artist, critic, and author of “Hirsch E.P. Rothko,” a book about an artist’s dip into delusion.

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Praxis Makes Perfect | HELP!

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Praxis Makes Perfect | HELP!

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to artist and writer Bean Gilsdorf, who pens the weekly HELP DESK arts-advice column on Daily Serving’s website.

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Becoming Colossal with Blogger Christopher Jobson

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Becoming Colossal with Blogger Christopher Jobson

What can blogging do for the arts? Jacquelyn Gleisner profiles an art and design blog run by Christopher Jobson that shows the vast potential of this medium.

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Trial & Error: On Teaching with Beverly Fishman

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Trial & Error: On Teaching with Beverly Fishman

How do artists sustain both a studio practice and a full-time teaching career? Beverly Fishman, Head of Painting at Cranbrook, shares some hard-won knowledge.

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Draw the Devil from this Boy

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Draw the Devil from this Boy

Traveling to India on a Fulbright scholarship, David MacLean woke up in a train station with no passport and no idea who he was. An excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

Protesters in Zuccotti Park, October 2011, Image: J. Gleisner

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Top 10 Memes of Occupy Wall Street

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Top 10 Memes of Occupy Wall Street

Praxis Makes Perfect columnist Jacqueline Gleisner shows how internet media helped define the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Praxis Makes Perfect | F for Fre$h: Beverly Fre$h on Artist Grants

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Praxis Makes Perfect | F for Fre$h: Beverly Fre$h on Artist Grants

F stands for Fre$h. Beverly Fre$h, that is. Artist, performer, rap star, and former corporate graphic designer, Mr. Fre$h found his first flicker of fame when he was included in …

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Hustling with Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw

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Praxis Makes Perfect | Hustling with Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.” -Aristotle “Most artists work all the time, they do actually, especially good artists, they work all the time, what else is there …

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Praxis Makes Perfect | End-troducing

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Praxis Makes Perfect | End-troducing

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T. S. Eliot “We …

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Open Enrollment | “Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds”

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Open Enrollment | “Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds”

In the Deer Forest “Hi, my name is Peter. Do you want to find out why?” With these words, I became acquainted with Katja Tukiainen. In the back room at …

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Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

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Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

I was waiting in line to buy a movie ticket when I heard the news: Jani Leinonen had been incarcerated. Conversations with my Finnish friends in the previous weeks had …

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Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

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Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

At 7:30 am, the alarm clock on my Nokia cell phone rouses me from sleep. In preparation of the minus double-digit weather, I layer like a Renaissance oil painting —two …

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Open Enrollment: An Afternoon with Miina Äkkijyrkkä

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Open Enrollment: An Afternoon with Miina Äkkijyrkkä

As if I am perched above on a watchtower, I am peering out the window of Café Java in the Lasipalatsi plaza with my friend and Finnish translator, Marjukka. The …

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Open Enrollment: Artists Are Like Rats

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Open Enrollment: Artists Are Like Rats

“We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.” — David Hockney Sometime in the afternoon on the second day …