My journey took me from midtown Manhattan to the steel mills surrounding Pittsburgh, then the museums in our nation’s capital, down the Appalachian mountains to the bayous of the Gulf Coast and brass bands of New Orleans, up to the soaring towers of Chicago, the urban ruins of Detroit, the vineyards of southern Ontario, across the Great Plains into the high mesas of northern New Mexico, the art murals of Albuquerque, and finally into the palm deserts of Los Angeles.
Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) is a weekend long celebration from October 1 -3, where artists open their studios in an effort to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community. But to make it happen the right way, GOS needs a little bit of money. So, join GOS and its supporters on Saturday, August 28 (3pm) for a titillating water balloon infused game of Dodgeball.
The films I have chosen are not only incredible films, but also they are films I have loved for a very long time or they are films that I have grown to love after multiple viewings. A couple of them are stylish and cool, while others are extremely slow, difficult, and even tedious at times. However, they are all films that make the viewer think, and they are either films that comment upon film as an art form or are at the very least are aware of themselves as films. Hopefully people find the same joy in my recommendations as I do.
New York City Coucil has voted to allow Vornado Realty Trust from proceeding with a 1,216-foot skyscraper adjacent to Penn Station, and since this is New York not everyone is happy.
Co-founded by Carla Repice and Geoff Cunningham in 2007, the Office of Blame Accountability (OBA) is, according to the pair, “not an office … it’s just life.” They have a new book, and they talked to Hyperallergic about their “Blame” project and how it continues to evolve.
A few paragraphs in the New Yorker story about the Tea Party-funding Koch brothers should scare the hell out of you and make you wonder if the Smithsonian has gone to far.
Last March, Seton Hill University announced it was giving its full-time undergrads and faculty iPads. Now they are going a step further for art history students and they want to outfit the tablets with Art Authority, an app that allows them to access 40,000+ historic paintings and sculptures.
We are living in our own reality shows. Those of us who are spending more and more time on social media, or on blogs, regularly updating our “friends” about our daily activities know the feeling. And, since these new media companies are owned and controlled by corporations, these reality shows of ours are ultimately as problematic as any on the Bravo TV network.
It does surprised me that the art market has been unregulated for so long. Considering there is government regulation in so many aspects of our lives, it’s interesting to see that the art world has been given the luxury of self-regulation (which means NO regulation). Well, New York Times blogger William D. Cohan thinks that should maybe end …
Last June, artist Steve Mumford visited the National Gallery in Kabul to explore the artistic heritage of the war-torn nation. He has written a short account of his visit — along with a few dozen photographs of what he saw — for Artnet.
Up-and-coming street art critic RJ of Vandalog asks why the new poster campaign by Shepard Fairey’s Obey studio is so damn ugly, ok, he didn’t exactly say it that way (I’m paraphrasing) but he might as well have.
From Artforum: “In press notes, the exhibition is loosely termed a retrospective, but the majority of the works on display are new paintings, many making their world debut — and potentially final stop, if rumors are to be believed — in Kiev.”