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(UC Crisis) Post 1: The Story of a Movement – Overview

(UC Crisis) Post 1: The Story of a Movement – Overview

To explain the recent investigations into the web-art projects of both Ricardo Dominguez and  b.a.n.g. lab collaborators at UC San Diego and Ken Ehrlich of UC Riverside is to tell …

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 …

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

Exhibiting the Intangible

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

Exhibiting the Intangible

Recently, Bad at Sports was invited to exhibit at apexart, an alternative gallery space in New York known for presenting innovative thematic exhibitions and public programs. In order to take …

Letter from London

Art21 Extended Play

Letter from London: Everything Must Go

Letter from London

Art21 Extended Play

Letter from London: Everything Must Go

John Logan’s play Red, currently playing at the Golden Theater, New York, centers around a perennial ethical conundrum many successful artists face: whether or not to “sell out” to corporate …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Avant-garde cinema, organic designs, sculpture theory, animal extinction, and more in today’s roundup: Dead or Alive, an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), will showcase the work …

Open Enrollment

The Radical Workshop: For Students, By Students

Open Enrollment

The Radical Workshop: For Students, By Students

by Lily Rossebo and Carrie McGath Lily and Carrie add their two cents about the significance of radical workshops in art school programs. Lily Rossebo: Without student protests, what would …

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. …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Battlin’ Tatlin

Letter from London

Letter from London: Battlin’ Tatlin

Poor old Vladimir Tatlin. Having been ruthlessly picked-apart in numberless modernist critiques, his thwarted architectural ambitions have yet again provided the basis for a work of contemporary art. Anish Kapoor’s design …

Mural by Sofia Maldonado. Photo by Alex Mateo.

Flash Points

“That’s Not Us”

Flash Points

“That’s Not Us”

Do artists from underrepresented demographic groups have a responsibility to represent their ethnicity in a positive light?  This is not a new question, in fact, it seems to re-enter the …

The Watts Towers, view of 99-foot tower, which contains the longest slender reinforced concrete column in the world. Courtesy www.wattstowers.us

Looking at Los Angeles

Watts Up: L.A. Struggles to Salvage its Public Art Centers

Looking at Los Angeles

Watts Up: L.A. Struggles to Salvage its Public Art Centers

Fifty years after public outcry stopped the city of Los Angeles from demolishing the world-famous Watts Towers, Angelenos once again rallied to rescue the complex from the City Council chopping …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Rachel Moore

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore is an American artist and currently a Fulbright Fellow at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from the …

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: In the Land of Plenty

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: In the Land of Plenty

Mr. Creosote, the morbidly obese character of the 1983 comedy Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, is a picture of gluttony never to be forgotten. Upon taking his seat in …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Cultural Landscapes, Aesthetics, and Tigers: A Conversation with Mitchell Hearns Bishop

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Cultural Landscapes, Aesthetics, and Tigers: A Conversation with Mitchell Hearns Bishop

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy speaks with L.A. Arboretum curator Mitchell Hearns Bishop about cultural landscapes within the context of aesthetics and even tigers.

Grand Canyon Journal 4: Critique Is Destruction as Joy

Grand Canyon Journal 4: Critique Is Destruction as Joy

[youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-vPbeJCsJM] CityCenter is the biggest thing to happen to art in Las Vegas since Steve Wynn put his finger through a Picasso. The mixed-use, residential, gambling, fine dining, clubbing, high-end …

Jeff Koons, "Girl with Dolphin and Monkey (The Whitney Museum of American Art 75th Anniversary Photography Portfolio), 2006. Courtesy Whitney Museum

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

The eerily small, closely watched world of New York art criticism experienced some infighting earlier this month, following the publication of February’s The Brooklyn Rail. “I think that there are …

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

In my estimation, Phoenix Commotion’s ongoing project (founded around 1998 by Dan Phillips) does much more than simply supply a university town with a rich dose of local color. While …

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Fallen Fruit Collective formed six years ago through a project by artists David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young for the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The trio created a …

Andrea Zittel's Island at 100 Acres

Flash Points

The Island in 100 Acres: An Interview with Andrea Zittel

Flash Points

The Island in 100 Acres: An Interview with Andrea Zittel

Andrea Zittel talks with IMA Conservator Richard McCoy about her island project in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park.

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDXr3gJpgk] A few weeks ago, I was flying from St. Louis to Los Angeles on one of those clear, bright winter afternoons that makes America look like a Björk video. …

Flash Points

Public Art and Sustainability

Flash Points

Public Art and Sustainability

Having recently moved to Minnesota, I became intrigued by the amount of funding and grant programs available for the arts, including many initiatives directed toward funding public art. Although asking …

In Earnest

In Earnest

The last artist I’ll include in my discussion of earnestness, or what one might also call exuberant seriousness, is David Olsen, a sculptor who has spent the last several years …

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Year in Meat

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Year in Meat

Last year’s group exhibition Meat After Meat Joy at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery left a lasting impression on me — I still can’t shake the suffocating, putrid smell of rotting meat. …

Jeff Koons, "Puppy," steel, soil, plants, June 6 - September 5, 2000, at Rockefeller Center

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking At Los Angeles: Against The Deluge

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking At Los Angeles: Against The Deluge

Looking back before moving forward is such an endearing habit—like brushing your teeth before breakfast—that it’s hard to resent the sweeping, often grandiloquent judgments that accompany the end of each …

Flash Points

Tree Museum

Flash Points

Tree Museum

We invited artist Katie Holten to write about her current project, Tree Museum, a public artwork in the Bronx, New York.  — Ed. I think it’s fair to say that …

Letter from London

Letter from London: Who Gets To Call It Art?

Letter from London

Letter from London: Who Gets To Call It Art?

It is possible to read the Court’s opinion … in a variety of ways. In saying this, I imply no criticism of the Court, which in those cases was faced …

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art and the Environment

Flash Points

Flash Points: Art and the Environment

Today we launch the next Flash Points topic, Art & the Environment. We first addressed this issue in Season Four’s episode, Ecology, which delved into the work of artists who …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

White Snow, a solo exhibition of work by Season 5 artist Paul McCarthy, opens at Hauser & Wirth, New York on November 5. The gallery will debut pieces from a …

Looking at Los Angeles

Public Art, Private Viewing

Looking at Los Angeles

Public Art, Private Viewing

When I heard that Marilyn Minter’s video, Green Pink Caviar, would be showing on the Mezzanine of The Standard Hotel, I imagined something exquisite: maybe the projection would appear on …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

IMA conservator Richard McCoy discusses the methodology and the process of interviewing artists with MoMA conservator Glenn Wharton.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Berlin Wall Falls in L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles: Berlin Wall Falls in L.A.

Tuesday night, former U.S. Ambassador Richard Barkley called East Berlin a “profoundly boring place,” drab and depressing compared to other places he’d been. His callous observation loosely framed a panel …

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 2 of 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 2 of 2

Following up on yesterday’s post, An continues her conversation with Yancey Strickler and sums up her experience of fundraising via Kickstarter.—Ed. An Xiao: Tell me a little more about the …

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Krzysztof Wodiczko interviewed by Giuliana Bruno

BOMB in the Building

Flash Points

Krzysztof Wodiczko interviewed by Giuliana Bruno

Welcome back to BOMB in the Building, where each week we’re featuring a BOMB contributor relating to a Season 5 artist. This week, inspired by Kimsooja’s videos and installations, we’re …

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part II

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part II

I closed Part 1 of this post with an e-mail from Truck Farmers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney in which they encouraged others to reclaim unused open spaces in New …

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part I

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part I

Gastro-Vision is a new monthly column dedicated to all things food. It probably goes without saying that depictions of food in art are as old as art itself. Since the …

Ghost That Note: Harpstrings, Heartstrings, and Street Scenes

Ghost That Note: Harpstrings, Heartstrings, and Street Scenes

This past Sunday evening in Basel could have been like any other but it wasn’t. Not quite. My partner and I finished the strangely purple dinner I had crafted—beet pasta, …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

On September 23, Hauser & Wirth will open its first gallery in the United States with a reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s 1961 environment Yard by artist William Pope.L. Described as …