News

Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on October 17, 2014

Statuary from the east pediment of the Parthenon on display at the British Museum

This week in art news: Amal Clooney advocates for the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece, a Jasper Johns forger is sentenced to two and a half years in prison, and the city of Detroit settled with a major remaining creditor.

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Articles

How to Build a Boat in 24 Hours

by Larissa Zimberoff on October 17, 2014

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James Bowthorpe flew from the UK to New York last week to take part in The Feast, a two-day summit focused on creativity and social impact. Bowthorpe had a goal: to build a boat made from the waste of the conference, and then paddle it from Red Hook to Battery Park and back again.

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Interviews

An Art of Totems and Exorcisms

by Sarah Walko on October 17, 2014

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“Simply put — the church became a dangerous place — I had to leave.”

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American artist Paul McCarthy has erected his latest Christmas-themed work, “Tree,” and it has plugged up Paris’s Place Vendome for the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair.

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Museums

Drawing the Face of the War Machine

by Melissa Stern on October 17, 2014

Xanti Schawinsky: Head Drawings and Faces of War

The Drawing Center has mounted a strange and surreal show of drawings by Xanti Schawinsky, an underrated artist whose 50-plus-year career spanned the 1920s to the late ’70s.

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The colorful history of toy cameras, those affordable film cameras in plastic boxes, is being celebrated in a new book.

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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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Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination continues at the British Library

Would you like to wake from dreams with a reminder of your inevitable eternal sleep? An alarm clock currently on view at the British Library in London, which is part of the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition, is a curious continuation of the memento mori tradition.

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Gowanus Open Studios 2014

This weekend, 302 artists and arts spaces will open their doors for Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) 2014, running 12–6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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In Brief

24-Hour Strike Affects UK Museums

by Mostafa Heddaya on October 16, 2014

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An all-day strike yesterday saw operations at a number of UK museums stopped or decreased as nearly 250,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union walked off the job over caps on pay and pensions, the Guardian reported.

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