It’s Memorial Day in the USA and we’ve decided to dole out a small thank you present to all our readers and fans in the form of iPad and iPhone wallpapers designed by artist Tim McCool.
The Associated Press has disseminated a story that props up its own interests in the Shepard Fairey Obama “Hope” copyright case. Some people are wondering if the news service should’ve filed a story with no real updates except that things are still going well for the AP.
I had no idea renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was an avid amateur photographer. A current exhibition of his black and white snapshots are on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and they are annotated by Ginsberg himself, who rediscovered his early photos (made between 1953 and 1963) in the 1980s.
This past Thursday, sculptor John Powers presented excerpts of his ambitious project “Star Wars and Modernism: An Artist Commentary.” Accompanied by composer R. Luke Dubois and Columbia Art History Fellow and Triple Canopy senior editor Colby Chamberlain, who provided editorial assistance, the film is an original and provocative look at Star Wars not merely as a Hollywood blockbuster and mythic narrative, but as an art object.
Belgian conceptual artist Jef Geys has been commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to create his latest project titled “Woodward Avenue” on the Detroit street of the same name. It will span almost 30 miles and incorporate local vegetation.
This is a great day for the Internet: twitter.com/marinaschair
For curator Jay Jordan, who had been planning to return to his homeland of Canada for some time, the recent Art Chicago fairs helped help him make it happen and in the process reminded him about the power of art.
Writing for Slate, critic Ben David investigates the possibility that Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop may have been a “poisoned valentine” to the global movement known as Street Art.
Milwaukee has a Holocaust memorial but now some members of the city’s Jewish community want another one … one that is uplifting. Critic Robin Cembalest discusses this and other trends in the world of memorials.
New York Magazine explains how people get to sit with artist Marina Abramović in her MoMA atrium work titled, “The Artist Is Present” (2010), and it makes me rather mad. I will admit that I personally have Abramović fatigue but the fact that she’s far from accessible makes me dislike a work by her that I actually once liked.
We all know that money doesn’t mean taste, and taste doesn’t earn you any money, but according to
two three major corporate overlords (Goldman Sachs and IBM and Deutsche Bank) the artist of choice for capitalists is abstract artist Julie Mehretu.