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Problematic: Answering Questions with Questions

Problematic | The Artist As Entrepreneur

Problematic: Answering Questions with Questions

Problematic | The Artist As Entrepreneur

Most artists assume the role of an artist, perhaps by going to school, perhaps by having a studio, or not. Bruce Nauman made it simple by deciding that anything he …

Lilli Carré: Rhythm and Written Sound

Lilli Carré: Rhythm and Written Sound

Thea Liberty Nichols: I’ve had the pleasure of curating one of your self-published books into a show I put together a few years ago, and recently you were kind enough …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Before the analysis comes rushing in like an insuppressible wave, I am struck with the straight-up “thingness” of Flemish artist, Berlinde De Bruyckere’s corporeal sculptures at gallery DHC in Montreal. …

Amir Baradaran. "FutARism Performance," 2011.

The Artist is Prescient: Relational Aesthetics and Augmented Reality

The Artist is Prescient: Relational Aesthetics and Augmented Reality

This entry takes up where I left off last December, when I documented my encounter with electronics artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who lectured at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) about …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Making Work: A Continued Discussion with Jeff Jamieson

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Making Work: A Continued Discussion with Jeff Jamieson

Artist Jeff Jamieson talks with IMA Conservator Richard McCoy about working with Robert Irwin and other artists.

Activist Archiving with Mona Jimenez

Activist Archiving with Mona Jimenez

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qh6jRzjmcY] The oft-repeated cliche about the early video movement in the United States is that it was driven by groups of people who came together with a collective desire to …

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

It’s About Time: Gimme Shelter, A New Column on Performance Now

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

It’s About Time: Gimme Shelter, A New Column on Performance Now

In an interview for Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger described the 1969 hit “Gimme Shelter” as a song about apocalypse, about the end of the world. He channeled the rage of …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Possibilities of Paper Pulp

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Possibilities of Paper Pulp

For this month’s edition of Ink, guest writer Nicole Simpson fills in for regular columnist Sarah Kirk Hanley. — Ed. During these hot days of summer, visions of ice cream, …

A Good Engineer [interview w/Todd Bailey]

A Good Engineer [interview w/Todd Bailey]

Within the underground, DIY, and circuit-bending communities of Chicago, NYC, and elsewhere Todd Bailey is the name associated with the 8bit sampler/kit WTPA (Where’s The Party At) and other unique …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Serkan Özkaya

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Serkan Özkaya

Serkan Özkaya is a contemporary conceptual artist based in Istanbul, Turkey, and New York City. His work deals with topics of appropriation and reproduction and it typically operates outside of …

Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/Elisa Kreisinger]

Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/Elisa Kreisinger]

Elisa Kreisinger is a video remix artist, writer, curator, and educator whose work often addresses feminist, queer, and social issues. While there is a long history of appropriation-based political critique …

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

Evan Roth is a prolific producer whose activities take on many different forms, including teaching, collaborating, engineering, collecting gifs, analyzing graffiti, enriching the public domain, developing tools of empowerment and …

A Better Ghost [Interview w/Evan Meaney]

A Better Ghost [Interview w/Evan Meaney]

Evan Meaney is an artist, curator and educator currently teaching time-based media design at the University of Tennessee. His practice dives into the “liminalities and glitches of all sorts, equating …

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Karen Melvin and Sue Carris

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Karen Melvin and Sue Carris

Last week we featured Samantha Melvin and Kim Timmons from Burnet, Texas. This week, in the seventh installment of Art21 Educators introductions, allow us to introduce Karen Melvin and Sue …

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 …

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Todd Elkin and Teri Hu

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Todd Elkin and Teri Hu

This week, we introduce the fifth pair of Art21 Educators, Todd Elkin and Teri Hu, hailing from the Bay Area in Northern California.  Last week, we featured Jeannine Bardo and …

Problematic: Answering Questions with Questions

A Problematic Introduction

Problematic: Answering Questions with Questions

A Problematic Introduction

It’s complicated. Last year, over 3 million Facebook users willingly adopted this dubious relationship status even after the drop-down menu expanded to accommodate eleven statuses, including newer options like civil …

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jeannine Bardo and Mary Curry

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jeannine Bardo and Mary Curry

Last week, we featured Jethro Gillespie and James Rees from Utah. This week, in the fourth installment of Art21 Educators introductions, allow us to introduce Jeannine Bardo and Mary Curry. …

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jethro Gillespie and James Rees

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jethro Gillespie and James Rees

This week is the third installment of introductions to the new cohort of Art21 Educators, featuring each of the eight pairs of educators. Last week, we featured Jack Watson and …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The ITP Class of 2011

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The ITP Class of 2011

When I read Nicole Caruth’s write-up of Miriam Simun’s Lady Cheese Shop last week, I screamed, “she stole my blog post!” Simun was a fellow student of my program until …

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jack Watson and Holly Loranger

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Jack Watson and Holly Loranger

This week, we continue our introductions to each of the eight pairs of educators who were chosen to participate in the third year of Art21 Educators. Last week we met …

Notes on Nostalgia

Notes on Nostalgia

The Romantic subject, who emerged roughly two hundred years ago as the prototype of the modern subject, who looks at a beautiful vista to see not the landscape but “an …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Desecrated Priorities

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Desecrated Priorities

It’s the last two weeks of the semester and I should be focusing all my time and energy on finishing final projects and worrying about what to submit to the …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

I was waiting in line to buy a movie ticket when I heard the news: Jani Leinonen had been incarcerated. Conversations with my Finnish friends in the previous weeks had …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Exploring the Freedom to Re-Present Value: A Discussion with Theaster Gates

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Exploring the Freedom to Re-Present Value: A Discussion with Theaster Gates

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with artist Theaster Gates about Thornton Dial in relations to Gate’s art practice in

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Coded Cloth

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Coded Cloth

We speak in code when words aren’t safe to say. Faced with threats, our language goes subterranean, carving new passageways of communication. Encrypted messages use accepted forms of expression—recognizable letters, …

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

The abandoned buildings in Detroit have an air of nostalgia and a visceral seductiveness. When encountered for the first-time, they can be overwhelming. No building represents the affects of ruin …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | I Do Art, Here’s My Card: A Trip to SXSW

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | I Do Art, Here’s My Card: A Trip to SXSW

I have a pretty set routine that very delicately balances work and school, sandwiching meals and sleep somewhere in the nooks and crannies of my schedule. So my friends and …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | What up, Internet? Saxophonist Throws Mad Wrenches in Capitalism’s Machinations

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | What up, Internet? Saxophonist Throws Mad Wrenches in Capitalism’s Machinations

I’m happy to report that I’m alive. I made it through my first conference presentation as part of The Now Museum Graduate Student Symposium last Sunday at the New Museum. …

Henry Flynt’s Weird Philosophy

Henry Flynt’s Weird Philosophy

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IehN5vfFfRc] I first became a fan of Henry Flynt when I heard his incredible zonked hillbilly fiddle jams. Since I grew up in North Georgia as the son of an …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking at LARGE SCALE; A Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking at LARGE SCALE; A Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with Jonathan Lippincott about his new book, “LARGE SCALE: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.”

The Complexity of the Do-Over

The Complexity of the Do-Over

  There is something strangely satisfying about the act of repeating. Perhaps this is because as children we begin our lives mimicking adults to learn language and behaviors that are …

The Cave of the Mind

The Cave of the Mind

Inhale. As you exhale your body relaxes. Exhale moving into a deep quiet place inside you… You can see off in the distance what appears to be a cave. As …

Interesting Times

Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times… This ambiguously Chinese curse implies that interesting (i.e. historically significant) times are usually not peaceful ones. They are times of change and therefore, times …

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

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

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

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason’s work is not easy to neatly summarize. I’ve been following her projects for several years now, and I still have difficulty explaining what exactly it is that she …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives: Getting to Know Thornton Dial

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives: Getting to Know Thornton Dial

IMA conservator Richard McCoy talks about his experience working on Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.