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Public Fiction in Los Angeles, set up to look like a foreign correspondent's office

Word is a Virus

Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Word is a Virus

Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Public Fiction, an exhibition and event space in Los Angeles, hosts events that “provide constant stimuli” but “the journals really are the gems of the project.”

Yannick Jacquet and Marc Ferrario aka Mandril. "Cityscape 2095," 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

In a fourth and final post from New Frontier at Sundance, Nettrice Gaskins investigates “augmented space”—the technologies, objects, or symbols that overlay physical space with information.

"E.m-bed.de/d" (left) and "Augmented Real" by Yung Jake.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Nettrice Gaskins speaks with “datamoshing, glitch-creating, meta-rapping” artist Yung Jake in a second post from New Frontier at Sundance.

Welcome to the desert of the real: the entrance to New Frontier at Sundance 2013.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Nettrice Gaskins introduces a series of reports from New Frontier: an experimental space at the 2013 Sundance Film Fesitval.

"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

“Cuantos Mas?,” installation in Tijuana. Mexico. November 1998

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Danielle McCullough profiles Tanya Aguiñiga, an artist/activist whose works take many forms, many of which engage notions of transnational autobiography.

Lucy + Jorge Orta, Food-Water-Life installation at Tufts University Art Gallery, 2012. Photo: Alonso Nichols, Tufts University Photography.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Nicole Caruth on Lucy + Jorge Orta, whose first major traveling exhibition “Food-Water-Life” is now up at Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston.

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For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

Taylor Trabulus talks to Elizabeth Jaeger and Sam Cate-Gumpert of Peradam Publishing Group, which encourages artists to experiment with new materials and formats.

After restoration, night view of the north west wall of Milton Glaser's mural, "Color Fuses," 1975. Image by Mark Williams, Imagenation, LLC. Property of the U.S. GSA.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

Mitlon Glaser’s 1975 art installation in Indianapolis, “Color Fuses,” recently underwent a dramatic restoration and can now be seen as the artist originally intended.

George Legendre and Serkan Ozkaya, "Dried Agnollotto" from "One and Three Pasta." Photo by Serkan Ozkaya. Courtesy of the artist.

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

What do Michelangelo’s “David” and a piece of fusilli pasta have in common? Read Elizabeth Wolfson’s interview with Turksih artist Serkan Ozkaya to find out.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Antonius Wiriadjaja presents his “Gamelan Sampul,” a laptop sleeve that also acts as a musical instrument, at Sony Wonder Technology Lab in NYC.

Jacolby Satterwhite, "Country Ball 1986-2012" (video still), 2012. Courtesy of the artist, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Monya Rowe Gallery.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

Jacolby Satterwhite’s multi-media project “Country Ball” merges the practices of “insider” and “outsider” artists: he incorporates drawings made by his mentally ill mother, Patricia.

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Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Exhibition Pamphlets

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Exhibition Pamphlets

Meg Onli delves into her extensive collection of exhibition brochures to show how a well-designed pamphlet can change the way visitors interact with exhibitions.

Kristoffer Zetterstrand , Pointer. 41x41cm. oil on canvas (2008)

Kristoffer Zetterstrand: King of Old School

Kristoffer Zetterstrand: King of Old School

Kristoffer Zetterstrand’s works draw equally from old-school computer graphics and Romantic landscape paintings.

Don´t Get Raped by Mikael Vesavuori. Courtesy the artist.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Blows Their Brains Out

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Blows Their Brains Out

Based on violent videogame interfaces, Swedish artist Mikael Vesavuori’s provocative artworks are the opposite of “fun and games.”

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Nature and Nurture

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Nature and Nurture

A teaching assistantship with processing guru Daniel Shiffman provides food for thought as Antonius Wiriadjaja looks ahead to life after Tisch’s ITP program.

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Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Municipal de Fútbol

Bound: The Printed Object in Context

Bound | Municipal de Fútbol

During the 1980s and ’90s, the city of Los Angeles saw its public spaces radically re-purposed. When the sun went down, strolling the streets and public parks of certain neighborhoods became …

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle With Bad at Sports | An Interview with Thomas Comerford

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

Centerfield: Art in the Middle With Bad at Sports | An Interview with Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford is an experimental filmmaker from Chicago with a background in performance and sculpture. His current work considers ideas of place, and the relationship of history to our physical …

Opening Session at the ICOM-CC Triennial

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

IMA Conservator Richard McCoy looks back at two international conferences that dealt with the conservation of contemporary art.

The first couple of hip-hop with a bottle of Ace of Spades.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

Artist-designer Tahir Hemphill is gathering quirky facts about popular culture via Hip-Hop Word Count, his searchable directory of over 40,000 hip-hop songs. If you’ve ever wanted to know the education level …

At Occupy Wall Street. Photo by Tricia Van Eck.

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

Canceled: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China, presented at The Smart Museum of Art in Chicago in 2000, was a metaphorical representation of It’s Me, a 1998 Chinese experimental art exhibition that was …

Willem de Ridder. European Mail-order Warehouse/Fluxshop. Winter 1964-65. Photo: Wim van der Linden/MAI. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift, 2008.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Birth of the Underground: Fluxus Editions

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Birth of the Underground: Fluxus Editions

Fluxus, an international counter-culture collective of artists, musicians, and designers, was formed 50 years ago in 1961/2.  Its goals were laid out in the 1963 offset lithograph Fluxus Manifesto (on …

Daniel Ostroff Inspects the Underside of a Customized Eames Compact Sofa at the Miller House and Garden. Photo by Tricia Gilson.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in studying, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part II].

Development of Aluminum Chairs, with Ray and Charles at left, circa 1958, photograph from Library of Congress.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in study, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part I].

Installation view, Rethink/LA, opening reception, Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles, 2011.  Courtesy Wild Don Lewis.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

  Los Angeles has a reputation for not only its excess, sprawl, and exploding population, but also for its unruly, anarchic and highly changeable landscape.  Rethink/LA: Perspectives on a Future …

Theaster Gates leading a tour of a once-abandoned home that is now central to his creative rehab efforts in Hyde Park, St. Louis. Image courtesy of the Rebuild Foundation.

Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis

Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis

Artist Theaster Gates likes systems. And what he likes more than a system itself is knowing how to leverage it. Though formally trained in handling clay, Gates also uses the …

Saint Louis skyline with Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch in the foreground and Minoru Yamasaki's Pruitt-Igoe housing development in the back right.

Of Monuments and Memorials: St. Louis Modernism and Juan William Chávez’s Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary

Of Monuments and Memorials: St. Louis Modernism and Juan William Chávez’s Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary

Notable attention has turned to what many consider the golden age of modern St. Louis—the 1950s—when the city reached its highest population and garnered international attention for its architectural contributions. …

Jeff Jamieson in his studio.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Preservation, Perfection, and Patina: Jeff Jamieson Discusses the Fabrication of Donald Judd’s Wood Furniture

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Preservation, Perfection, and Patina: Jeff Jamieson Discusses the Fabrication of Donald Judd’s Wood Furniture

Jeff Jamieson talks about his history of making Judd Furniture with IMA conservator Richard McCoy.

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Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

As part of the exhibition Dwellings at the Surrey Art Gallery, Sitely Premises is a group show of works by artists who have examined the exterior of Lower Mainland residential …

Mark Dion gets set to give the keynote at the NAEA annual conference in Seattle. Over 3,000 people were in attendance!

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Wrapping Up Art21 at NAEA 2011

It was suggested that perhaps the TWCA column could provide a a wrap-up of the National Art Education Association’s annual conference in pictures this year, and while I would like …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

It was back in 2005 when I first encountered the work of Absalon at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof in a exhibition called Fast Nichts – Minimal Artworks from the Friedrich Christian …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows: The Plaid Fad

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows: The Plaid Fad

In November 1991, Nirvana played on all of our car stereos. We smoked clove cigarettes and drove through the Oakland hills with Nevermind blaring over the speakers. Kurt Cobain drowned …

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 …

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 …

Extrastruggle, Uluslararası Kredi Derecelendirme Kuruluşunun Türkiye'nin Kredi Notunu “BB-”den “BB”ye Yükseltmesinin Ardından, 2010.

Turkish and Other Delights

Turkish and Other Delights: Extramücadele/Extrastruggle

Turkish and Other Delights

Turkish and Other Delights: Extramücadele/Extrastruggle

Extrastruggle is an enormous project which began in 1997. It works on imaginary demands from imaginary customers. Just like a graphic designer designing a logo for a client, it designs …

Mika Taanila, "Twilight," video installation, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Heino.

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

One of the best exhibitions I saw in Helsinki this summer was at Galleria Heino, a small space on the hip street Uudenmaankatu. On the recommendation of an artist friend, …