Tag Archives: Reblog

Egypt Rising

Egypt Rising

On January 31, BA177 hummed with mixed messages. Tourists who’d been vacationing in Cairo’s International Airport sighed with relief. Evacuated expats who left their homes doubled up on tiny vodkas. …

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

Special “Center Field” Podcast: Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports

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

Special “Center Field” Podcast: Fielding Practice with Bad at Sports

All of us here at Bad at Sports have loved working on our twice-monthly column for this blog, Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports. It gives …

Kara Walker

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In the first weekly roundup of 2011: a Cai Guo Qiang New Year’s celebration in Taipei, Barry McGee in Brazil, two artists make art “scherenschnitte,” Richard Serra is ready for TV, …

Baseera Khan’s Noted in 2010

Baseera Khan’s Noted in 2010

The most notable word for 2010 is leak. Aside from that, here is my list: 1. Experimental Film: Phil Solomon’ s American Falls, 55 min., commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery …

John Baldessari x-mas

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Just in time for the holiday season, this week’s roundup brings to you plenty of news, including last-minute gift ideas such as President Obama’s children’s book homage to Maya Lin, …

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

From cotton candy rooms to painterly cakes, meaty dresses to pork rind sculpture, pickle portraiture to animated toast, this year was chock-full of good “food-art” — food inspired by art …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: And the Nominations Are In…

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: And the Nominations Are In…

Yesterday morning, the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations kick started the award season for excellence in television and movies. A variety of awards have already been given out this …

Allora & Calzadilla

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Allora & Calzadilla play Beethoven from inside their pianos, Margaret Kilgallen will soon be honored, Laurie Anderson is planning delusions for Chicago, and more. Bruce Nauman‘s …

Voz Alta

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

“Elephant,” or Why I Love Performance Art

“Elephant,” or Why I Love Performance Art

Recent guest blogger Marissa Perel wrote a post following up her residency on this site. — Ed. 2010 wouldn’t be complete without the Art21 world knowing about this mind-blowing show …

John Feodorov

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Highlights in this week’s roundup: Mark Dion speaks about public art partnership, Gabriel Orozco is inside out, an exclusive Cindy Sherman documentary film can be viewed for free online, and …

Going to California: Nightmare City, Part 2

Going to California: Nightmare City, Part 2

“It is hard to find California now, unsettling to wonder how much of it was merely imagined or improvised; melancholy to realize how much of anyone’s memory is no true …

“I am the invisible being”: The Smithsonian, Wojnarowicz, and the Othering of AIDS

“I am the invisible being”: The Smithsonian, Wojnarowicz, and the Othering of AIDS

The decision of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, G. Wayne Clough, to pull David Wojnarowicz’s video, The Fire in My Belly, from the Hide/Seek exhibition at the National Portrait …

Going to California: David Wilson, Part 2

Going to California: David Wilson, Part 2

Albert Bierstadt bathed the Sierra Nevada in heavenly light while Ansel Adams photographed Half Dome as though it were on the moon. Many artists depict California’s natural features as mythic …

Bruce High Quality Foundation University

Bruce High Quality Foundation University

The popularity of fine art university training over the past few decades (thanks to various factors such as the G.I. Bill and the promise of success through an inflated art …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | A Fresh Path at the Met: A Discussion with Kendra E. Roth

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | A Fresh Path at the Met: A Discussion with Kendra E. Roth

Indianapolis Museum of Art conservator speaks with Metropolitan Museum conservator Kendra Roth about ancient chariots, fish, and kinetic sculptures, among other things.

Flash Points

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

There’s No Place Like Home

Flash Points

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

There’s No Place Like Home

On Johannesburg | “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” (2010) Preview | Art21 from Art21 on Vimeo. It is nearly impossible to talk about William Kentridge’s artistic practice without mentioning – …

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

“Near-Scientific Experiments with Humorous Side Effects”

Sometime last winter, when the days were at their shortest and the collective spirit seemed to be at its annual low, a friend gave me a DVD copy of Signer’s …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Considering Gravity’s Loom: A Discussion with Ball-Nogues

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Considering Gravity’s Loom: A Discussion with Ball-Nogues

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with the Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues (Ball-Nogues Studio) about their recent installation, Gravity’s Loom, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Let’s Go There: Marissa Perel and Artforum.com Editor David Velasco Talk Dance

Let’s Go There: Marissa Perel and Artforum.com Editor David Velasco Talk Dance

Marissa Perel: The first artistic influences I had were in New York and were choreographers. I was really inspired by the dance world, but didn’t understand why it was marginalized …

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Marwencol / An Interview with “Marwencol” filmmaker Jeff Malmberg

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Marwencol / An Interview with “Marwencol” filmmaker Jeff Malmberg

Sadly, this is Nick’s last post for the foreseeable future.  At least we know he’s not able to contribute for good reasons. Season 6 production has started to seriously heat …

Saltz of the Earth: An Interview

Saltz of the Earth: An Interview

One of the hot topics among young artists these days is the show Work of Art on Bravo. Take a dozen artists mostly trained in art schools, give them really …

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Limitations of Twitter-Based Art: An Interview with Performance Artist Nate Hill

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Limitations of Twitter-Based Art: An Interview with Performance Artist Nate Hill

Earlier this summer, performance artist Nate Hill made an announcement: Following on the heels of Death Bear (RIP), Mr. Dropout is an unexpected continuation on detachment. While Death Bear aided …

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

“I enjoy working with drawing, painting and collage. My studio is full of little pieces of drawings, colour papers and different colour tapes. I find a piece of paper on …

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

I didn’t sleep much in Helsinki. Though it was my second trip there and my umpteenth time in the Nordic countries, I somehow booked my travel to coincide with Juhannus, …

MontreART

MontreART

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbtF71JK9o] Last August, Travel+Leisure ran the article Magnificent Montreal, in which Adam Sachs attempted to sum up Montreal, saying “it’s a college town, a dump, a city of art, placid …

What You Give is What You Get: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

What You Give is What You Get: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w9yeGIqcLg] Mexican-born electronics artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates installations that could not exist without the participation of the public. His art, fueled by human energy, ranges from one-room displays to city-square-scale …

The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah

The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah

Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House) #2 from Adad Hannah on Vimeo. Adad Hannah’s videos are moving pieces of work. And they move, just barely. What started as a …

Game (as) Art: The Kokoromi Collective

Game (as) Art: The Kokoromi Collective

Trying to explain GAMMA is kind of like trying to describe Burning Man. The members of Kokoromi Collective best described their annual showcase for game creation and art as a …

Arts in Ed

Arts in Education: Mark Bradford’s Open Studio

Arts in Education: Mark Bradford’s Open Studio

Did you know that this week, September 12-18, is Arts in Education Week? On July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res. 275, a resolution that seeks to “support …

Augmenting Reality: Paul Warne

Augmenting Reality: Paul Warne

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C50_R3cDlY] Paul Warne doesn’t consider himself so much an artist as a designer. While trained in animation and film at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Warne found himself immersed in …

Barry McGee. Houston Street (NYC), 2010.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Barry McGee tags Houston Street in NYC,  Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra contextualize and collaborate, Robert Adams comes to Vancouver, Roni Horn channels Emily Dickinson, and more. …

Future Metaphors

Future Metaphors: Fractured Time

Future Metaphors

Future Metaphors: Fractured Time

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtBSMKSsyEY] Ryan Trecartin, I-BE AREA (Double Jamie, Ramada Omar, and Sally Man Pause), video excerpt, 2007 Lately, I’ve been thinking about the kinship between Ryan Trecartin’s narratives and those of …

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Dr. Doc | An Interview with Thom Powers

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

On Location: Dr. Doc | An Interview with Thom Powers

I’m back from my summer break and ready to change things up a bit with this column.  So instead of the usual long laundry list of documentary various and sundry, …

Relativity-escher

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

What is so compelling about riddles, mysteries, and puzzles?  Most people are fascinated by images and objects that are paradoxical or impossible in real life but look oddly convincing and …

Why Here? Part 2

Why Here? Part 2

Low on the southeast side of downtown Raleigh stands a nondescript grey building with a facade marked by four orange letters: LUMP. This cinderblock outpost houses the Lump gallery and …