Interviews

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For the past six years, photographer Michelle Frankfurter has been riding the rails with a Bronica camera and photographing the migrants traveling to the US-Mexico border from Central America.

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Beer with a Painter: Rebecca Morris

by Jennifer Samet on November 15, 2014

Installation view, “Rebecca Morris: Fantastic L.A.

I heard Rebecca Morris speak earlier this year in Chicago, and was struck by how she discussed becoming an abstractionist at a time when both abstraction and painting were under attack.

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The Interlaced Layers of Tamara Gonzales

by Samuel Jablon on November 14, 2014

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The Brooklyn-based painter Tamara Gonzales works with spray paint and lace to create digital, optical, urban, and electric paintings.

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The Downside of Art Going Viral

by Hrag Vartanian on November 13, 2014

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What happens when an artist places their work on mainstream media and feels overwhelmed by negative comments? Kristine Potter found out after Buzzfeed posted her photographs.

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Post image for Standing Up: Bill T. Jones and Theaster Gates Discuss Their Collaboration

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Story/Time is a kind of spoken dance piece inspired by John Cage: 70 one-minute stories “interrupted by a chance musical score.”

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Post image for Founders Defend Project as Conflict Kitchen Set to Reopen after Death Threats

After closing last Friday over a letter containing death threats received by police, Pittsburgh eatery and social practice project Conflict Kitchen is to reopen on Wednesday, November 12.

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Post image for Decoding Rome’s Old Master Graffiti

Most accounts of the history of graffiti have the art form really taking off in the 1970s, but art historian Charlotte Guichard dates its emergence to slightly earlier — the 16th century.

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Post image for On Curating, and Translating, Latin American Art

“In fact, it’s funny, Latin American art exhibits tend to bother the shit out of me. Partly because it’s my field.”

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Post image for Painting with Data: A Conversation with Lev Manovich

As big data has infiltrated our everyday lives, Lev Manovich and his collaborators have explored the data of everyday life as a window on social transformation.

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Post image for Freestyling Animals and Signifying Rappers

LOS ANGELES — Behind every face there is a mask. In Ray Anthony Barrett’s solo exhibition Word is Bond at Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts in Hollywood, the artist investigates American cultural identities through the use of anthropomorphized masks.

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