Photo Essays

Photo Essays

Art from Solitude

by Laura C. Mallonee on October 22, 2014

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Two words in the English language describe what it means to be alone. “Solitude” results from a willful act of self-reliance, while “loneliness” stems from being involuntarily deprived of company. For most artists, though, the boundaries between these states of being are less sharply defined.

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Post image for Under the Big Top with a Century of Art

Long before television or the internet infused daily life with spectacle, there was the circus.

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Gowanus Open Studios 2014

Over the weekend, more than 300 artists opened up their work spaces to the public for the 18th annual Gowanus Open Studios.

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Post image for Living Inside Art with Federico Babina

Everyone dreams about having a great piece of art to one day hang in their home or office. But to illustrator Federico Babina, that’s dreaming too small. Why not have the building you inhabit be itself a work of art?

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Post image for Japanese-Paraguayan Photographer Searches for a Homeland

Leaving one’s country to make a new life in another can be an isolating experience, but growing up as the child or grandchild of an immigrant can also be lonely in its own way. Photographer Ricardo Nagaoka knows this firsthand.

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Photo Essays

Guarding Jeff Koons

by Hrag Vartanian on October 15, 2014

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective continues continues at the Whitney Museum

“Is it about, that the guards matter? Or is it about the matter of the guards … And we thought it’s basically about both those things.”

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Post image for Exploring Greenpoint, Studio by Studio

Greenpoint Open Studios is an annual event offering an intimate look at the diverse and thriving art scene in North Brooklyn. This year, 265 artists opened their doors for two full days in locations spread across the neighborhood.

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With a mission to show that the past wasn’t always as we now envision it to be, Chris Wild’s Retronaut has been compiling curiosities of vintage photography and other archives online.

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Both Urban Sketchers Hong Kong and Sketcher-Kee are sketching the Umbrella Movement

Art has played a role in the Umbrella Movement since day one, from public art installations like Stand By You: ‘Add Oil’ Machine to a Facebook competition to design the movement’s logo.

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Post image for From Amazon Warrior to Angel of Mercy: The Many Faces of the Nurse

Whether angel on the battlefield or vixen of the hospital ward, the depiction of the nurse has changed over time to reflect different perceptions on gender, health, and medicine.

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