What Exactly Is the Modern Arab Art in Qatar's New... →
“Modernist art for public display in the Middle East has long been something of a paradox. Painting is not part of the Arab tradition and museums are a Western invention. Arab art from the 19th and…
Jock Sturges In The Internet Age →
This guest post is written by Elizabeth Fleming. Last month I had the pleasure of joining friend and fellow photographer Jonathan Blaustein on a tour of the Chelsea gallery scene as he…
Top Writers select their photographs of the Decade... →
Geoff Dyer: The image of blindfolded Iraqis being led by a marine recalls paintings by Sargent and Brueghel From the Guardian : “Blood, smoke, rubble,…
'Spider-Man' lashes out at critics who wrote about... →
Who’s Spider-Man’s biggest enemy? These days, the Green Goblin is being given a run for his money by New York theater critics high on the scent of blood. Who’s Spider-Man’s biggest enemy? These…
Go See – London: The Unilever Series, Ai Weiwei’s... →
Ai Weiwei and his sunflower seeds in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, via NY Times Currently on view in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is Sunflower Seeds (2010) a work by…
Editor's Picks: Snapshot of 2010: The Art World's... →
NottingChic - FEATURED VIVENDI →
Vivendi was founded in June 2004. Since them Vivendi managed to organize lots of private and corporate events. Their focus mainly on private parties, weddings, birthday parties and other types of entertaining. Vivendi´s goal is to make their clients focused on fun rather than organizational issues and do it with all respect to trust and professionalism. Their main strength is creativity and...
Could Kodak’s patents threaten photo-sharing... →
A patent dispute is unfolding between Kodak and photo-sharing site Shutterfly that could have ramifications for some of the broader photo-sharing sites on the web, such as Yahoo’s Flickr, the widely-used Picasa by Google, and Facebook’s Photos feature.
David Hockney's garbage iPad “paintings” →
I hate David Hockney’s iPad “paintings” that are being shown in Paris now. The reason you keep hearing about Hockney and his iPad drawings is that it is really remarkable that a painter who recently had an auction result of $7.9 million starts making things that have no or little value. This is the equivalent of Justin Timberlake walking around Williamsburg handing out...
'Faux Velazquez' Painting in Met Museum Collection... →
In 1973, a portrait of Spanish king Philip IV thought to be by Velazquez was determined by scholars to be merely from the painter’s studio. “Now, after a year of examination and restoration,…
MOSSLESS Magazine by Romke Hoogwaerts — Kickstarter
The AI Interview: Proof Through Action: A Q&A... →
Go See – Milan: John Baldessari at the Prada... →
John Baldessari, Giacometti Variations, 2010. Via Vogue With his newest show, Giacometti Variations, at the Prada Foundation in Milan, conceptual artist John Baldessari …
Video: Jim Campbell’s “Scattered Light” Artist Jim Campbell’s latest work appears through February 28, 2011 in New York City’s Madison Square Park. It’s really three pieces in one and a very lovely holiday treat. Check it out if you get a chance.
A Round Rainbow In A Dark Room →
One of the creations presented at the ongoing “ColorForms” exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum was Danish artist Olafur Eliasson’s Round Rainbow. This stunning installation was made solely using a rotating acrylic ring and an HMI spotlight mounted on a tripod and was set up in a darkened room that was transformed into a dynamic canvas of light and shadow patterns.
How To Make Money From Art: Make Art That Simply... →
A nondescript box that makes money for the buyer, simply by automatically beginning a new auction for itself after purchase.
Controversy Over Guggenheim Bilbao Showing... →
Guggenheim concedes: “Although this show will be presented “with huge integrity, I’m not sure we can ever convince everybody.”…
The AI Interview: Shining a Light: Sheikh Hassan... →
'The Treehouse': Frank Gehry Unveils Design for... →
“The world-renowned architect’s plans for the $150 million[Aus] Dr Chau Chak Wing building, his only in Australia, were unveiled this week at the University of Technology, Sydney.” The business…
Enter the activist foundation →
When institutions take the initiative in art, it means that artists are not doing their job.
The AI Interview: The Business Artist: How Andy... →
The AI Interview: Striking Political Notes: A Q&A... →
Creative Self-Promotion for Photographers →
Email is good, email is bad, postcards are good, postcards are bad, etc … Everyone wants the magic bullet, the cheap, easy and quick path to fame and fortune. Since that doesn’t actually exist, here are three photographer’s ideas on more creative approaches.
Art Trends: Glory and the Tragedy of McKim, Mead,... →
Mosette Broderick’s book Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America’s Gilded Age
Controversy over video censored by Smithsonian... →
More arts groups — including the Hammer Museum in L.A. — are voicing their protest of the decision by showing the video artwork in question.
Do Art Auction Houses Camouflage Results? –... →
Climate Change Threatens Archaeological Sites →
“Mummies decaying in Siberia, pyramids vanishing under the sand in Sudan, Maya temples collapsing: Climate change risks destroying countless treasures from our shared past, archaeologists warn.”…
Jerry Saltz's Top Ten NY 2010 Art Shows →
its really a matter of trying to reconcile the... →
A lot of people like to use reference material for guidance and sometimes it can be appropriate to “pay homage” to a certain image or style, but I find it to be a little like cheating to rely to…
WikiLeaks and Culture, Part 2: US-Spain Quid Pro... →
“In a conversation with the Spanish culture minister, the US ambassador in Madrid sought to tie the treasure found off the Iberian peninsula by Odyssey together with attempts by an American…
Art You Can Swim In, at LA MOCA →
“[At] MOCA’s new show on Latin American light and space art a lifeguard will be in attendance. Towels will be handed out. And disposable bathing suits will be sold at the bookstore. All so that…
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Climate change shifts the course of the river between Congo and Uganda | Environment | The Guardian Increased flooding of the Semliki river in recent years has led to major shifts in its…
A meeting on the street Hans Eijkelboom Mirelle... →
EIJKELBOOM, HANS - A meeting on the street. Amsterdam, NEROC’VGM, 2003 orig stiff wrappers in orig plastic slipcase 48 pp with foldout for…
Ask Anything – Employee Wages →
Former Art Buyers and current photography consultants Amanda Sosa Stone and Suzanne Sease have agreed to take anonymous questions from photographers and not only give their expert advice but…
Go See – New York: Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Day After... →
Ultimate Dullness! Hiroshi Sugimoto – Lightning Fields 163, 2009 – © Hiroshi Sugimoto, Courtesy The Pace Gallery
Email Subject Lines: Winners or Snoozers? →
Exhibition Review: Architect Stephen Kanner, a... →
Architecture and Design Museum turns the spotlight on the late Stephen Kanner, who infused such commercial projects as the United Oil gas station with restrained character.
Andrea Bocelli worked hard to become a big draw →
With a concert tour stop at Staples Center, he is a long way from the days of singing classic pop covers in piano bars. He looks back at his time as a struggling singer with fondness.
Editor's Picks: In New York: Openings This Week →
Interventions: What London's Student Protests... →
New Service Aims To Help Photographers Price Their... →
Shakodo is a new website where photographers can share pricing information and from what I can tell it looks like it’s going to be an awesome tool for everyone. The features and design of the…
World Press – No Crap Please →
“Don’t send in something just because you shot it,” jury chair David Burnett advises. “Look at your work with a sharp eye. Don’t get tempted by fond or fuzzy memories, because the jurors will not…
The Turner Prize's Oddest Year Yet? →
“Monday’s Turner prize ceremony was the oddest - and in some ways the most moving - that most regular guests of the annual event can remember.”…
Repatriation And The Story Of Art →
“It seems more interesting to see antiquities restitutions not as an emptying out of Western museums but as part of a larger trend—the reverse migration of objects, from the West to the regions and…
AO News Summary – Washington: National Portrait... →
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. Photo by Douglas Graham/ Roll Call/ Getty Images courtesy of PBS.org
MOCA visitors can plunge into Latin American light... →
The swimming pool is a common sight in contemporary art, thanks in large part to the dazzling blue depths—or surfaces—of David Hockney. But a swimming pool as art?
Gallery Will Exhibit Your Work If You Pay Them →
I wrote a post on this practice over a year ago with a gallery in Montreal (here): That one looked like a steal compared to the terms on this pay-to-play group show: £2200 for a group show….
Philadelphia History Museum Selling Thousands of... →
More than 2,000 items have been “quietly sold by the Philadelphia History Museum over the last several years, all part of an effort to cull its collection of 100,000 artifacts and raise money for a…
An All-Too-Predictable Culture War →
“Against this remarkable backdrop of landmark civil rights advances, long thought impossible, came last week’s Smithsonian dust-up. The public had registered no complaints about the show, but a…
What do you like about photobooks →
I like photobooks because they solve the problem of sadness and loss that I feel when I see a beautiful show in a museum or gallery that I can’t see again. They satisfy my curiosity about whether…