Articles by Kevin Buist, ArtPrize

A spot of bird-watching. From markdionbartram on Flickr.

What Ever Happened to the Dilettante?

What Ever Happened to the Dilettante?

In June, the contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports (and regular columnists on this site) featured an interview with artist Mark Dion. Dion said something in the interview that has …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ArtPrize 2009, Grand Rapids, MI. Photo courtesy of Brian Kelly.

ArtPrize: Reflecting On and Refining an Open Art Competition

ArtPrize: Reflecting On and Refining an Open Art Competition

Last August, I wrote a post on this blog called ArtPrize: An Experiment in Decentralized Curation and Competition. At that time, the team I work with was a month away …

Robert Smithson, "Spiral Jetty", 1970

Flash Points

Mythic Environments: Robert Smithson and Eames Demetrios

Flash Points

Mythic Environments: Robert Smithson and Eames Demetrios

When I first saw that this site’s new Flash Points topic was Art and the Environment, I immediately thought of two artists: Robert Smithson and Eames Demetrios. They are not …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

ArtPrize: An Experiment in Decentralized Curation and Competition

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

ArtPrize: An Experiment in Decentralized Curation and Competition

Maya Lin’s (Season One) “Ecliptic” in Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Production still from the Art:21 episode, Identity, © Art21, Inc. 2001.) There’s been a fair bit of talk …