As we creep up on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989), some of the remains of the oppressive Ministry for State Security, aka the Stasi, remain as if in their own time capsule.
About thirty years ago, I met William S. Burroughs and had him sign my hardcover copy of Naked Lunch, which I duly lost. By contrast, R. Luke Dubois met Burroughs and found a clever idea. He came up with a literary art exhibition that basically out-Burroughed Burroughs.
A 101-year-old film discovered by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the oldest known feature film starring a cast of black actors.
Ever since critic and theorist Walter Benjamin penned his landmark essay in 1936, it’s been accepted as a kind of common wisdom that the aura of the artwork has withered in the (never-ending) age of mechanical reproduction. But a new study suggests the aura hasn’t vanished entirely yet, and perhaps it never will.
In a dispatch this weekend appearing in Artforum‘s usually stultifying Scene & Herd blog, it was reported that Oscar Murillo had carried out an intriguing intervention at a party hosted by the collector Frances Reynolds.
This week, we have artistic interventions in a classic Arts & Crafts house, jazzy mid-century animation, a dark picnic in Silverlake, and artist talks.
Artist studios in Denver, Los Angeles. San Francisco, and Sarasota, Florida.
The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics were visually defined by a palette barely touched by patriotic red, white, and blue. Rather, designer Deborah Sussman — with her husband, architect Paul Prejza — colored the city with environmental graphics that buoyantly exuded the hues of the diverse cultures in LA.
Every great museum has at least a few vitrines dedicated to the remarkable object that is the artist’s book.
This week, don’t forget about Queens, discuss the intersection of art and science, LMCC open studios sound great, site-specific performance at the Socrates Sculpture Park, a discussion about Brutalism in Williamsburg, and, most importantly, the New York Art Book Fair opens!