She’s one of New York’s old skool art critics and has penned books on everyone from David Smith to Edward Gorey. An authority on 20th C. modernism, Karen Wilkin agreed to talk to Hyperallergic about her experience as a longtime observer of the art world and in the process she spoke about an art world “afraid of missing out on something,” and she offers some advice to aspiring critics.
If you take art too seriously then this show isn’t for you but if you like pleasure maybe you should head to the new Bowery and bring a cone.
Just in time for the holidays the Free Emporium & Gift Exchange has popped up on the Lower East Side. A cross between a swap meet and a museum, the artistic experiment gives new meaning to free trade.
The concept of artistic collaboration is slippery. New York Magazine’s 31st reason to love New York City in 2009 is “Because Our Street Art is Collaborative.” Maybe they don’t really understand the notion of collaboration.
Here is an extravaganza of slideshows from the big cross section of 7 art fairs and one private museum show I attended while in Miami and haven’t written about yet. Enjoy the journey into the dark corners of the Miami fairs.
Sarah makes small matchbook sculptures that are designed to be left in public spaces. They are intimate art works that are part of the ritual of her practice. She believes in the words of Margaret Meade, who said, “When justice is lost, we have ritual. We need more ritual in our daily lives.”
Some thoughts about last night’s liveblogging experiment at English Kills art gallery and high quality photos from each of the performances.
I’m liveblogging Maximum Perception Performance Performance Festival tonight and you’re along for the ride.
So far, we’ve traveled from a Catholic school to African tunes to an auction to free bouncy rides to a man in his underwear getting text messages from the audience … and more ….
When you endlessly wander art fairs for days on end you start dreaming up awards and when you write for a blogazine you publish them … here they are for your amusement.
This summer, I tried to go see a free David Byrne concert in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park but to no avail.
The next morning I looked up the concert online and immediately found masses of documentation … the concert had been reconstructed online so thoroughly that I didn’t really feel like I’d missed it.
Move over Performa, there’s a new kid in town and it’s called Maximum Perception.
This upcoming weekend, Peter Dobill and Phoenix Light have curated over 20 performances by national and international artists which will take place over the course of two nights.
In an attempt to answer the age-old question — Is it art or home decor? — I perused the halls of Art Basel Miami to see how galleries are serving the lifestyle needs of the rich and famous.