LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville has spent the last couple of years staking out a place in discussions occurring in contemporary art circles about the line dividing art and craft. The recent exhibition PRESS: Artist and Machine was a romantic show focused on illuminating the relationship between 19th-century printing-press technology and 20th- and 21st-century art production.
Hyperallergic is pleased to continue its media partnership with the Governors Island Art Fair, New York’s largest independent art fair. We are also thrilled to present this open call for artists to apply for a room at this year’s series.
First it was the accusations of gambling, and now Manhattan art dealer Helly Nahmad, and his dad, David Nahmad, are being “sued for allegedly hiding a $20 million painting stolen by the Nazis,” according to the New York Post.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and many, including one of China’s most famous dissidents, Ai Weiwei, are commemorating the occasion with personal protests.
What do artists Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, and Winslow Homer have in common? They studied at the National Academy School, where artists continue to get their start through the Academy’s Studio Art Intensive Program.
A new exhibition at Germany’s Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (ZKM) features a genetically faithful reproduction of the ear Vincent van Gogh reportedly cut off in 1888 during a psychotic episode.
As with many things in life, I made an animated GIF to help cope with an uninspired “fuck” graffiti epidemic.
Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected two poems by Sheila Maldonado for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.
There’s a reason Matisse left white borders of blank canvas in his paintings, and why your dogs don’t appreciate a Mark Rothko color field the way you do (aside from dogs’ general disregard for art). Our perception of color is linked to the brain, and highly subjective. While on the surface this seems like a fairly straightforward concept, the science behind color is complex.
PARIS — Mind-blowing drugs are nothing new in French culture. Indeed, Simone de Beauvoir reported in The Prime of Life that Jean-Paul Sartre had a medically supervised mescaline injection in 1935, along with an unnamed intern.