Interviews

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The apocalypse may be a popular trope in sci-fi films and mass market fiction, but it’s not something most people have ever actually prepared for.

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Post image for From Hermitage Cats to a Chernobyl Safari, Anna Jermolaewa’s Counter Histories

By now the Hermitage cats, the troupe of feline pest control agents residing at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, are well known, but Anna Jermolaewa is providing some historical context for all the cuteness.

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Artists Pick Artists: Des Lawrence

by Rob Colvin on November 25, 2014

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I crossed my fingers and wrote as persuasively as I could when asking Des Lawrence for an interview. The artist Tom Chamberlain, who picked him, warned me, “there’s a possibility he might refuse; it’s hard, but worth it, getting him to talk about his work.” Indeed, there is nothing on the internet written or said by him. I know of nothing in print.

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Post image for Riding Mexico’s “Death Train” with Central America’s Child Migrants

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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