Interviews

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Today, a three-day conference titled Philosophy of Street Art: Art in and of the Street begins at Pratt Institute and New York University.

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Charles Silver has worked at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) since 1970, first in the film studies center and then (and still) as a curator in the department of film.

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Beer with a Painter: Gregory Botts

by Jennifer Samet on February 28, 2015

Gregory Botts,

I have known Gregory Botts for about twenty years. Early on, I remember being captivated by the guerilla action he and his wife, fellow painter Jenny Hankwitz, took in the early 1990s: planting sunflowers in the meridian of Houston Street in SoHo.

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Plotting Your Favorite Novels Visually

by Becca Rothfeld on February 25, 2015

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Matthew Jockers, a professor at the University of Nebraska, is at work compiling data from novels in an attempt to determine if they share a set of common plots.

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Christy Rupp,

Christy Rupp burst onto the New York art scene with “Rat Patrol,” a street art response to the sanitation strike of 1979.

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Part art project, part philosophical experiment, and part functional app, pplkpr is an app that “tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships.”

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Artists Pick Artists: Sherman Sam

by Rob Colvin on February 9, 2015

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“I decided to make abstraction paintings because they were the hardest, and, to me, most interesting thing to do.”

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LOS ANGELES — Sometimes the best scenes and characters come to writers and performance artists through improvisation.

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Beer with a Painter: Terry Winters

by Jennifer Samet on February 7, 2015

Terry Winters,

“Let’s just delete all of that and start over again,” Terry Winters said to me, laughing, mid-way through our conversation.

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When Mexico City artist Saner started talking with Jonathan LeVine Gallery about his first solo show with the space, the 43 students in the rural town of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who would be disappeared by military and police in late September 2014, were still going about their daily lives.

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