Post image for The Virtual Is Liminal: An Interview with Claudia Hart

I first met Claudia Hart in 1995, when she was living in Berlin and I had gone there to do research for a project.

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Post image for Listening to Archived Sounds Amid the Stacks at the New York Public Library

Up on the second floor of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, you might hear the rising notes of opera faintly ringing from a card catalogue, or see people wearing headphones at the ends of the sheet music aisles.

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Post image for Have Hokusai, Will Travel: Japan’s New Passports Feature Ukiyo-E Master’s Prints

Japanese citizens are set to receive new passports, and they will salute Katsushika Hokusai, the renowned ukiyo-e printmaker and painter.

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Post image for Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming

Just when you’d thought you’d seen it all when it comes to art-breaking mishaps (selfie seekers, I’m looking at you), along comes this incredible footage from China of two boys fracturing a sculpture in the Shanghai Museum of Glass.

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Post image for The Lights of Paris, Seen Through the Eyes of the Impressionists and Their Contemporaries

Bruce Museum’s ‘Electric Paris’ features approximately fifty paintings, photographs, and drawings that explore the influence of artificial lighting on the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Expect a mix of European and American masters: Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among many more.

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Post image for A Monumental Critique of Empire, from Napoleonic to Corporate Times

PARIS — Scattered throughout the cavernous nave of the Grand Palais are mountains of shipping containers.

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Post image for How I Feel About Making Art About Myself

In “real” life I hate feeling vulnerable.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 22, 2016

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This week, US architecture’s odd couple, Roberta Smith about the new SFMOMA, Taibbi on Trump, censorship in Israel, multi-generational affluence in Florence, animals in art project, and more.

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Post image for Have We Been Misreading Jasper Johns All Along? Part One

Perhaps we have all been reading his work too narrowly since his first show at Leo Castelli, more than a half-century ago.

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Fabricated Galaxies: On Stanley Boxer

by Tim Keane on May 21, 2016

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Painter Stanley Boxer used the term “manufacture” to describe his process.

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