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Forgotten time capsule found in Boston lion sculpture  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

via Wikimedia Commons When copper statues of a gold lion and silver unicorn were installed above Boston's Old State House in 1901, the majestic creatures weren’t the only objects left for posterity. Inside the lion’s head was a sealed copper box filled with “things that will prove interesting when the box is opened many years hence,” wrote The Boston Globe at the time. The future is now. Earlier this month the lion and unicorn sculptures—emblems representing the b... [more]

New York Art Book Fair Opens This Weekend  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

The New York Art Book Fair can be a rather overwhelming experience, packed with ephemera and elbow-to-elbow crowds. With all the various book launches and events, to help make sure you're not going to miss something awesome at this year's NYABF, here's a list of the exhibitors we highly recommend you check out. Eva Prinz and Thurston Moore of Ecstatic Peace Library. Photograph © Tim Barber. Via Print Mag. Obviously go see Thurston Moore play at the preview tonight (Thursday). At 7pm at Printed Ma... [more]

The Final Submission Phase of the ArtSlant Prize Ends Thursday, 9/25  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/24/14

Round 6, the final round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase ends Thursday, September, 25th. This is your last chance to be considered by our jury for our Aqua Art Miami exhibition. See below for more details on how to enter, the Prize, submission guidelines, etc. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-fo... [more]

Robots Lost at Sea: Tracking an Artwork Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/24/14

On September 9th, a robot was released into the Gulf of Mexico, set adrift in the Gulf Stream. Off the southern tip of Portugal its transatlantic counterpart awaits sendoff into the strong Canary Current this week. Once offshore, these passive robots—floating spheres one-meter in diameter with sensors submerged below sea level—will be left on their own, without human intervention. Their mission: to unite in the middle of the Atlantic, carried only by currents and the forces of nat... [more]

The DIS collective Appointed Curatorial Team of the 9th Berlin Biennale  
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9/24/14 Posted 9/25/14

Office Planter by Lizzie Fitch, $200 on disown DIS, the collective behind a variety of interruptive enterprises such as dismagazine, disown, and disimages has been appointed the curatorial panel of the 9th Berlin Biennale. While the 8th Biennale was curated by Juan A. Gaitán and focused on themes of post-colonialism, the selection of DIS for the next iteration marks a commitment by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art to keep the Berlin Biennale an exciting and semi-unpredictable exhibi... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Round 6 Jurors Announced - Enrollment Ends 9/25  
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9/23/14 Posted 9/23/14

Round 6, the final round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase ends Thursday, September, 25th. Jurors for Round #6: Jennifer Jacobs, New York DirectorAqua Art Miami Michal Raz-Russo, Chicago Assistant CuratorDepartment of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Stefan Benchoam, Guatemala City Co-founder, Co-directorNuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo -NuMu- Buró de Intevenciones PúblicasProyectos Ultravioleta suelta To apply, sign in to your ArtSlant account and go to y... [more]

Showcase Winner: Iori Endo  
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9/23/14 Posted 9/23/14

(Image: Iori Endo, Untitled - Lumière, 2014, mixed media on wood, 24 x 24 in.; © Iori Endo) Iori Endo (b. 1987, Tokyo) I am interested in the idea of what makes it a ‘painting.’ My current investigation is to go beyond the physical limitation of canvas, and challenge the boundaries of the traditional understanding of what paintings may be. With emphasis in materiality and physicality, my approach to materials is both controlling and liberated - using its flexibility... [more]

Being John Malkovich: Artist Recreates Classic Photographs with John Malkovich's Face  
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9/23/14 Posted 9/23/14

Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014 Photographer Sandro Miller just face swapped 35 seminal photographs with John Malkovich's face. Get it? John Malkovich is one of the greatest actors of all time who can convincingly embody any role like no other. The only thing more shocking about seeing Malkovich's face on John Lennon's naked body is that no one has done it before. Brilliant. The forthcoming exhibition, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, is not just a creepy tribut... [more]

20140905154113-kunstadt_psalmsoldtestament Artists Creat Works from Cut Paper at Joseloff Gallery  
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Tauba Auerbach, Jaq Belcher, Doug Beube, Su Blackwell, Sang-ah Choi, Beatrice Coron, Andrea Dezsö, Lesley Dill, Olafur Eliasson, Adam Fowler, Mark Fox, Christopher Gilmour, Red Grooms, Valerie Hammond, Julene Harrison, Andrew Hayes, Carole P. Kunstadt, Guy Laramee, Simone Lourenço, Max Marek, Elsa Mora, Nicole Morello, Claes Oldenburg, Mia Pearlman, Dieter Roth, Rob Ryan, Andy Singleton, Aki Sogabe, Jen Stark, Andrew Sutherland, Richard Sweeney, Sarah Sze, Randal Thurston, Lane Twitchell, Kako Ueda, Crystal Wagner, Letha Wilson at Joseloff Gallery > Worldwide West Hartford
September 9th - October 26th
Posted 9/22/14

Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, Entertainment, September 22, 2014 "It takes a true artist to create jaw-dropping art from cut up paper." http://www.courant.com/entertainment/museums-galleries/hc-joseloff-paper-0919-20140922-story.html [more]

The Art of the People's Climate March  
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9/22/14 Posted 9/23/14

photo courtesy of Stephen Melkisethian Over 400,000 took to the streets in New York City yesterday for the People’s Climate March, what’s being hailed as the largest demonstration against climate change in world history. Just two days before the U.N. convenes its Climate Summit, demonstrators hoped to send a clear message to world leaders that they must act assertively to combat climate change. Stretching through central Manhattan from its starting point on the west side of Central Pa... [more]

A Retreat into the Chicago of EXPO  
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9/21/14 Posted 9/21/14

Images by Britt Julious. For perhaps the first time ever, EXPO Chicago felt like a "place to be" and a "thing to do." This writer was quite shocked to find the aisles overrun not just with budding art enthusiasts and art school kids finding themselves in the works, but with everyone else. You know, the people we neglect to consider when measuring the success of an art fair. These aren't the big spenders and thank goodness. It's always refreshing to be around the folks who don't think of art in... [more]

20140920040723-andrew-robert-opening Business as Usual: EXPO CHICAGO Art After Hours  
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9/20/14 Posted 9/20/14

The Morgan Green Line stop facing West. Images by Britt Julious. Outside of the School of the Art Institute's Sullivan Galleries, I ran into Mia DiMeo, one of the publicists for EXPO CHICAGO. I told her about this column and the changes I noticed in EXPO CHICAGO last night for the Vernissage. The most noticeable change, of course, was the fact that people seemed at ease. On the second night of the EXPO CHICAGO experience for Art After Dark, that feeling was again recognizable. Mickalene... [more]

Showcase Winner: Wei Xiaoguang  
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9/20/14 Posted 9/20/14

(Image: Wei Xiaoguang, I Think It's Gonna be Important No.2, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 52 x 68 x 2 inches; © Wei Xiaoguang) Wei Xiaoguang (lives in New York) My recent paintings contain elements of well-known images, figures, texts, visual art genres and digital collage. One can take Photoshop-Realism as a tag but it is not all about that. With the illusionistic space that I constructed through different ways of representation, I hope my works can do something to change my viewer’s p... [more]

No Glitz, No Glam, Still Good. Britt Julious at EXPO CHICAGO  
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9/19/14 Posted 9/19/14

Britt Julious takes in EXPO's vernissage At Marc Foxx Gallery, photo by Britt Julious. For the first year, it was fitting for EXPO CHICAGO to take place at Navy Pier, land of cheap concessions and carnival-like rides. Vernissage, the opening night party, slightly reeked of stale popcorn thanks to Skinny Pop popcorn bags strewn across abandoned break tables and popcorn kernels littering the pristine carpeted grounds anchoring each fair booth. It was a fitting tribute to the location and the spirit of the fair as it stands in 2014. This is not like the more controlled, more glitzy,... [more]

20140905141722-2 The Donut and the (ass)hole  
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Mungo Thomson at Kadist Art Foundation > San Francisco
September 17th - November 1st
Posted 9/18/14

Mungo Thompson fancies himself clever. He thinks that public affirmations of private struggle are curious, and can’t wrap his pretty little middle class head around the idea that they might be empowering. He likes Bruce Nauman’s neon spiral form… he likes the idea that it takes up a commercial vehicle to advertise non-commodity slogan. He thought it would be cute to rifle through self-help books and AA 12-step guides, pick out phrases, and pay somebody to fabricate neon spiral aff... [more]

20140829153336-gorgy_sumofany_prn Twice Abstracted - Two Visions, One Language - Review by Mary Gregory  
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Robert Bloomberg, Adel Gorgy at Abstract Expressions gallery > New York
September 5th - November 28th
Posted 9/18/14

The current exhibition at Abstract Expressions Gallery in Mount Holly, New Jersey, titled Twice Abstracted, offers a view of two distinct ways of approaching abstraction. Adel Gorgy is part of a select group of contemporary photographers who chooses to concentrate on abstraction. Recent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and other top venues have highlighted this developing trend. Gorgy has been creating solid, accomplished abstractions since before this trend was identified. For years,... [more]


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