Post image for On Film’s Alter-Cinematic Experience: An Interview with Trevor Tweeten

Trevor Tweeten’s new piece “Running in Eight Directions” (2013–15) is part of a two-person exhibition with Clive Murphy, titled II Machines, currently on view at the Knockdown Center.

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Some posters pause you mid-stride, others disappear into the background like so much white noise.

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Post image for USC7 Respond to Roski School Dean as Faculty Weigh In

LOS ANGELES — The seven first-year MFA students who dropped out of the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design have issued a statement in response to last week’s letter from Dean Erica Muhlo, rejecting her offer of a two-year leave of absence.

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Post image for In the Bay Area, Adjuncts and Artists Unite to Unionize

SAN FRANCISCO — It is no longer a stretch to draw connections between adjunct professors and other workers in the service economy. The corporate university model is deeply invested in the notion that treating all of its employees as disposable labor can maximize profits.

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Post image for Reuse and Replenish: The Turn Toward Environmentally Conscious Art

KANSAS CITY — Survival is civilization’s greatest inspiration.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on May 29, 2015

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This week in art news: The Suicide Girls sell their Instagram prints for charity in response to Richard Prince’s appropriation of their posts, Maya Angelou’s art collection heads to auction, and artist Darren Cullen announced plans for an anti-Margaret Thatcher museum in London.

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Post image for Shepard Fairey Has Lost All Hope in Obama

In the seven years since Shepard Fairey created what might be, to date, the most iconic artwork of the century — the “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 US presidential campaign — its subject has had to make a lot of compromises and its creator has lost a lot of hope.

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Post image for New Fund Aims to Help Persecuted Artists

On Tuesday, the Institute of International Education announced a three-year pilot program that will provide artists “who face persecution in their home countries” with fellowships at universities and art centers “in countries where they can safely continue their work.”

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Post image for The Maximalist World of a Collective Art Dream

Stepping into the fantastical world of I won’t wait for grey hairs and worldly cares to soften my views is like going through a portal, entering a delirious space of a collective dream.

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on May 29, 2015

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Number of Water Lilies paintings destroyed by Monet just before a 1908 exhibition = 15

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