Post image for Art Projects That Toe the Line Between Sharing and Surveillance

This is going to sound absurd, but: who watches the watchers of the watchmen?

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Post image for In an Exhibition of Miniatures, the Good, the Bad, and the Lego

From 18th-century dollhouses and contemporary architectural maquettes to ancient Egyptian reliquary artifacts, taking pleasure from peering down on diminutive worlds seems to be a universal human delight.

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Post image for The Sounds of Nature, Transcribed and Composed

Sound maps of rivers and songs for cicadas are two examples of a new kind of music inspired by 19th-century German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz.

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Post image for apexart’s 8th Annual Franchise Open Call: Apply Starting Feb 1

On February 1, 2015, apexart opens its 8th annual Franchise Program, a call for exhibition proposals from anyone to be presented anywhere except New York City. No prior curatorial experience necessary.

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Post image for Meet the Winners of apexart’s Unsolicited Proposal Program

apexart is thrilled to announce the 3 winning exhibitions of its 18th Unsolicited Proposal Program.

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NYC's apexart will accept submissions for their Unsolicited Proposal Program

On October 1, apexart opens its NYC Unsolicited Proposal Program, a call for exhibition proposals from anyone, anywhere, with any background.

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Post image for Early 20th-Century Kite Cameras, the Pre-Drones

“The hitherto impossible in photography is our specialty,” was the motto of early 20th-century photographer George R. Lawrence’s Chicago studio. Among Lawrence’s great experiments was the use of kites for aerial photography.

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Post image for Star Search: Heaven’s Map for Getting Lost

“Billions and billions of stars.” Carl Sagan’s awestruck if indeterminate census of the universe became a comic catchphrase in the wake of his 1980s PBS series Cosmos. Johnny Carson would intone the line, exaggerating the astrophysicist’s sing-songish repetition of billions and we’d laugh. Not because Sagan’s estimate was so low (estimates currently put the figure at between 10 sextillion and 1 septillion), but in part because the mere idea of billions of suns and consequent solar systems like our own is a patently impossible notion to comprehend. Contemplating god (as a bearded chap on a throne or some vague organizing “force) is water off a duck compared to the mental rearrangements required by the proposition that everyone alive and who has ever lived amounts to nothing more than a mote of cosmic dust. Now that’s hilarious.

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Post image for You, Me and The DMZ: Imagining North Korea

North Korea is so wacky they have their own calendar system, and it marks its centennial anniversary in 2012, the birthdate of the late Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-un’s grandfather. Dovetailing neatly with the recent passing of Übermeister Kim Jong-il, A Postcard From Afar: North Korea From A Distance at Apex Art showcases this mysterious place.

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Weekly Art Rx

by Liza Eliano on January 6, 2012

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Welcome to 2012! As soon as the clock struck midnight, not only did the new year begin, but the art world also got a shot of adrenaline as January brings in more exhibition openings than we can keep track of.

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