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Barbara Kruger

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

Cai Guo-Qiang.  Peasants—Making a Better City, A Better Life, 2010. Photo Credit: Lin Yi. Courtesy Cai Studio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Alfredo Jaar and Andrea Zittell go natural, Bruce Nauman tries to get off the ground, Cai Guo-Qiang answers questions about the impact of social visibility in …

BMW Art Car, Jeff Koons

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Back after a two-week hiatus Art21 blogger Nettrice R. Gaskins takes the Weekly Roundup baton, so to speak.  In this week’s roundup you’ll read about Cindy Sherman wall decals, crying, …

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Looking at Los Angeles

Breaking the Rules: MOCA Reaches Out to a Younger Audience

Looking at Los Angeles

Breaking the Rules: MOCA Reaches Out to a Younger Audience

Last month, MOCA published a new book dedicated to engaging children with its permanent collection.  Aimed at children age 8-12, Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art? exploring works by …

William Kentridge, "Bicycle Kick", 2009.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup: football art for South Africa, an overgrown baby in Los Angeles, an origami ship from London, body tissue in Bristol, humans behaving like pigs in Milan, flashing lights …

Mark Bradford, "Scorched Earth", 2006. Billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, carbon paper, acrylic paint, bleach, and additional mixed media on canvas, 94 1/2 x 118 in. Collection of Dennis and Debra Scholl Photo: Bruce M. White. Courtesy Wexner Center for the Arts.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about 800 prints in Los Angeles, 100 acres of art in Indianapolis, 12 Polaroids near the Hudson, a 10-year survey in Ohio, two portrait busts …

Cao Fei, "Whose Utopia", 2006. Color video, with sound, 22 min. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and Executive Committee Members: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Christina Baker, Edythe Broad, Janna Bullock, Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Harry David, Caryl Englander, Shirley Fiterman, Laurence Graff, Nicki Harris, Dakis Joannou, Rachel Lehmann, Linda Macklowe, Peter Norton, Tonino Perna, Inga Rubenstein, Simonetta Seragnoli, Cathie Shriro, Ginny Williams, and Elliot Wolk, and Sustaining Members: Linda Fischbach, Beatrice Habermann, and Cargill and Donna MacMillan 2007.130.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup, you’ll read about rabbits and cracked eggs, love in the Ole South, community art making in the Twin Cities, an amusement park in Paris, a family of …

Nancy Spero, 2003. Photo: Abe Frajndlich. Courtesy Galerie Lelong.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup is dedicated to the ladies: On Sunday, April 18, a public commemoration will be held for Season 4 artist Nancy Spero (1926-2009) in Cooper Union’s Great Hall. …

Richard Serra, "Baldwin", 2009. Paintstick on handmade paper, 78 1/2 x 78 1/2 in. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

One artist in Rome, four artists in San Francisco, three artist talks from the U.S. to the U.K., and more in this week’s roundup: On April 9, Gagosian Gallery Rome …

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, "Better Dimension (detail)", 2010. Ink and tape on glass slide from an installation of silkscreened wood panels, four Hasselblad slide projectors, one 16 mm eiki projector, resin and steel projection screen, 106 × 252 × 268 in. (270 × 640 × 680 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Biennials, cremated canvases, German faces, cashmere sportswear, sculptural tour de force, fashionable shoes, and an iPhone app comprise this week’s roundup: 2010: Whitney Biennial will open at the Whitney Museum …

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It’s a small world but not if you have to clean it), 1990, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 143 x 103 in., collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency, and Douglas S. Cramer.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about two anniversary exhibitions, 6,000 shapes upstate, masterworks in the Midwest, some road trip souvenirs, a whole lotta prints, and a sale you won’t …

Ann Hamilton, "accountings. soot wall", 2009. Flame-licked walls, dimensions variable. Courtesy Carl Solway Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Art21 artists play with fire, sign new books, design stained glass, collage basketballs, create new films, and pop up in Miami Beach exhibitions: Carl Solway Gallery …

Janine Antoni, "Conduit" (detail), 2009   Courtesy Luhring Augustine

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

To say it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity to interview Janine Antoni for this column is a gross understatement. In 2003, Janine Antoni‘s Season 2 segment was …

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BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Barbara Kruger interviewed by Richard Prince

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Barbara Kruger interviewed by Richard Prince

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, we stepped back into our archive …

Play Art Loud: Creating Characters on ArtBabble

Play Art Loud: Creating Characters on ArtBabble

Have you ever pretended to be someone else? Is there a difference between fictional characters and historical figures lost to time? This week we’re looking at videos of artists who …

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MoMA Trumpets Amsterdam’s Role as Hub of Conceptual Art

MoMA Trumpets Amsterdam’s Role as Hub of Conceptual Art

While today Conceptual Art is utterly ubiquitous, MoMA’s current “In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976” examines a period when only a few cities in the world …

Mary Heilmann, "Two Lane Backtop", 2009 (below) and Tony Oursler, "Five Take Radius", 2009 (above). Courtesy of AIR, Art International Radio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Site-specific installations by Mary Heilmann (Season 5), Tony Oursler, Todd Eberle, and Sabina Streeter are currently on view at the Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan. This is the first group of …

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BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

James Casebere interviewed by Roberto Juarez

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

James Casebere interviewed by Roberto Juarez

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we feature a vintage BOMB interview relating to a Season 5 artist or theme. This week we look to the …

Bob and Roberta Smith, "So I Came to Bourgeois." Courtesy Grey gallery.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Last year the Guardian asked its sports and art writers to swap pieces for a day. Tennis correspondent Steve Bierley reviewed a Louise Bourgeois (Season 1) exhibition, which Bob and …

Cao Fei, "RMB City" (film still), , DVD, 6 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, There Goes the Neighborhood explores the many aspects of community, focusing on the evolution of architecture and landscape as it is …

Photo: Floria Holzherr

This Week’s Round-Up

This Week’s Round-Up

On April 22nd, the collector Donald Hess opened the world’s first James Turrell Museum in Colomé, Argentina. The 18,084sf space is based on a plan created by Turrell himself, and …

Richard Prince, "Untitled (LuAnne)," 2009

BOMB in the Building

BOMB is (back) in the building

BOMB in the Building

BOMB is (back) in the building

After a hiatus, we (the folks from BOMB Magazine) are back to resume our fun and educational guest blogging. We’ll be chiming in once a month with some cool stuff …

Robert Adams, "Eden, Colorado" (circa 1968-71). Courtesy the artist.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Robert Adams has won the 2009 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Based in Astoria, Oregon, the Season 4 artist received the $61,000 prize at a ceremony in San Francisco …

Barbara Kruger, "Plenty",

Women in the City – One Year Later

Women in the City – One Year Later

Last year, gallerist Emi Fontana curated Women in the City, a public art exhibition spread throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Works by Barbara Kruger (Season 1), Jenny Holzer (Season 4), Louise …

Stan Douglas, Messss Hall (2005). Courtesy CIFO

Tropic of Miami

Tropic of Miami

In addition to the fairs themselves, one of the highlights during Art Basel Miami Beach is the bevy of private collections and foundations. This is the kind of thing that …

Eric Doeringer, "Barry McGee Bootleg" and "Cremaster Fanatic Fanzine". Courtesy the artist.

High Estimates Got You Down?

High Estimates Got You Down?

Take a break from the solemnity and doom ‘n gloom of the art world by checking out the work of one Eric Doeringer.  The Brooklyn-based artist has a solo show …

Barbara Kruger, "Faith", 1997. Lacquer/fiberglass. Courtesy of Artnet.com Magazine.

Barbara Kruger at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Barbara Kruger at the Graduate Center, CUNY

People “Weekly,” the inaugural exhibition of the Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, opened this month and runs through February 28, 2009. The …

NY Magazine cover. 2008. Courtesy NY Magazine.

FLAG, Ruscha, Kruger, Brain

FLAG, Ruscha, Kruger, Brain

The FLAG Art Foundation last week opened the exhibition WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison. The title of the exhibition refers to a painting made …

Barbara Kruger Plagiarism. Courtesy www.takeoutphoto.blogspot.com

Pound for Pound

Pound for Pound

If appropriation is the highest form of flattery, then I love this Barbara Kruger Photoshop Tutorial. Of course it couldn’t be called plagiarism because there is no such thing in …

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Hot Topic is not Punk Rock!

Hot Topic is not Punk Rock!

Reading Ben Street’s recent post Pop (and) Art, I started to consider links between music and art. It is easy to support Ben’s idea that the relationship between music and …

Earnie Grafton. 2008. Courtesy Union Tribune.

Barbara Kruger’s “Another” at UCSD

Barbara Kruger’s “Another” at UCSD

Barbara Kruger (Season 1) has created a wall and floor mural for the 4-story atrium of the Price Center East at the University of California San Diego, where the artist …

"Chanel Iman at the Whitney Biennial Wearing Barbara Kruger Tee." 2008. Courtesy The Gap.

Whitney Biennial Model Tees

Whitney Biennial Model Tees

The Whitney Museum has collaborated with the Gap on a series of t-shirts designed by past Whitney Biennial artists, including Art21 artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Barbara Kruger (her design is pictured …

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More Women in the City: installation views

More Women in the City: installation views

Installation views of West of Rome’s Women in the City project, featuring Art21 artists Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger, as well as Cindy Sherman and Louise Lawler. Thanks to For …

Jenny Holzer. Don’t Talk Down to Me, Selection from Inflammatory Essays, 1979-82. Offset poster. © 2008 Jenny Holzer, Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Women in the City: Holzer and Kruger artwork images

Women in the City: Holzer and Kruger artwork images

Jenny Holzer. Don‚Äôt Talk Down to Me, Selection from Inflammatory Essays, 1979-82. Offset poster. ¬© 2008 Jenny Holzer, Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Jenny Holzer. Destruye, Selection from Inflammatory Essays, …

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Kruger and Holzer in Women in the City

Kruger and Holzer in Women in the City

Women in the City is a viral public art exhibition throughout the streets of Los Angeles that starts today. Timed to coincide with the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art …

Barbara Kruger for Selfridge's, 2007.

The Barbara Kruger – Selfridge’s connection

The Barbara Kruger – Selfridge’s connection

Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger has been collaborating with British department store Selfridge’s to provide their seasonal advertising artwork. Apparently, she has worked with them in the past as well. …