Articles by Matthew Newton

"A State of Mind in Which Someone Is Or Seems To Be Unaware Of Their Immediate Surroundings," Alisha Kerlin, 2011

The Lexicon of Alisha Kerlin

The Lexicon of Alisha Kerlin

I’ve held my own definition of literacy for some time now: that becoming increasingly literate is essentially seeing the world with increasing nuance.  Greater literacy means grasping the many shades …

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Quit Grad School.

Open Enrollment

Quit Grad School.

Well, that title may overstate it a little and perhaps it comes from a sullen mood, but in recent days I’ve found myself ruminating about giving up on grad school …

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Meandering art school, advocating outsiderness

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Meandering art school, advocating outsiderness

Beginning with the writings of Michel de Certeau, over the past several months, I’ve thought a lot about the idea of meandering an institutional presence. That thinking bled into my …

Jules de Balincourt in his Bushwick studio following his solo exhibition opening at Deitch Projects in SoHo

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Life After Graduation

Open Enrollment

Life After Graduation

by Matthew Newton and Jeffrey Augustine Songco First, Matthew interviews Hunter College alum Jules de Balincourt on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Deitch Projects, followed by Jeffrey’s look …

Art School Confidential, Photo by Suzanne Hanover, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics, all rights reserved (c) Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc Left: John Malkovich as Professor Sandford Right: Max Minghellas as Jerome.

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Open Enrollment: Educating Artists in the 21st Century, An Introduction

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Educating Artists in the 21st Century, An Introduction

Art21’s Open Enrollment column is a forum for nine people currently enrolled in some form of art graduate study to take on a variety of topics and to challenge some …