Post image for “High Pass Filter” by Pierre Clément

Between sense and nonsense, Pierre Clément pursues his investigation into the origins of the image, its meaning, and its makeup.

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Post image for After Harrowing Rescue, Timbuktu Manuscripts to Go on View in Brussels

Sixteen original 15th- and 16th-century Malian manuscripts will go on display Friday at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, The Art Newspaper reported.

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Post image for Bertus Jonkers, Sculptor of Mini Metropolises

One of the strange, miniature cityscapes that Dutch artist Bertus Jonkers spent much of his life building is among the star attractions in Sous le vent de l’art brut 2: De Stadshof, an outsider art exhibition in Paris.

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Articles

The Physics of Pollock

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The laws of physics were greater collaborators with Jackson Pollock than most painters.

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Post image for Any Art You Make Can and Will Be Used Against You

Of the 331 people arrested amid last week’s massive New York protests, one is an especially unlikely suspect: Eric Linsker, a poet and adjunct writing professor at the City University of New York.

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Post image for Brooklyn Gallery Responds to Police Brutality With an Open Call

The nonprofit art space Smack Mellon in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood is planning an open call exhibition in response to the non-indictments of the police officers who killed Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and the protests that followed.

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Articles

11 Creative Calendars for 2015

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The year is counting down its final days, and we’ll soon be halfway through the second decade of this century. How will you measure the next 365 days?

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Books

A History of Art on the Final Frontier

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The first instance of a space discovery affecting art was likely 1608’s Somnium, a novel by astronomer Johannes Kepler about a trip to the moon following a pathway revealed by a demon. Ron Miller includes the curious story in The Art of Space, published this October by Zenith Press, which chronicles the history of artists interpreting the frontier beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

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Post image for Free for Over Half a Century, Indianapolis Museum of Art Will Begin Charging Admission

In March of last year, the new director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Charles Venable, cut 29 jobs to relieve a budget problem. While the museum’s endowment is one of the 10 largest in the country, Venable apparently still believes more must be done to ensure the financial success of the institution, namely, moving from free general admission to $18.

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Post image for Magazine Calls for Boycott of Major Art Foundation Over Arms-Dealing, Lobbying Ties

The art magazine Mute has published a call for the boycott of London’s Zabludowicz Collection over its founder’s connection to the Israeli arms trade and lobbying efforts. The digressive text, which according to Mute‘s editorial introduction was “originally published online a few months ago,” was posted to the magazine’s website on December 11.

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