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The ArtReview Power 100: Are Artists Getting More Powerful?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 10/23/15

In the first edition of ArtReview’s Power 100, a mere four artists were included on the list of the art world’s most influential actors. That was 2002. By 2012 that number would creep up to 16 artists—nearly all men—after hovering in the single digits for most of the decade. In 2013 the number of “powerful” artists spiked up to a quarter of ArtReview’s annual selectees, where it has remained ever since. This year’s list, which was released Thursday,... [more]

The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces in London   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 10/11/15

Like other industries, the art world should come under the scrutiny of fair and equitable business practices. With so much privatization in the gallery and museum world, it's as good a time as any for consumers of culture to question where funds come from—and where profits are going. We've been seeking out the best not-for-profit and community conscious art spaces in the most commercial cities on the global art circuit. As part of our mission to give art a social slant, the fifth stop in ou... [more]

Working (it) Out with Gillian Dykeman: Postcommodity   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 9/18/15

Welcome to the ninth installation of the Artslant podcast series, Working (it) Out. My name is Gillian Dykeman, and I'm a visual artist living in Toronto, Ontario. In Working (it) Out, I interview artists to ask about the role of audience in their practice. Each interview will begin with one question: "Does art require an audience?" Working (it) Out with Gillian Dykeman Episode Nine | Postcommodity: Wide Eyes Reflection from the audience / implicating the audience/ social practice (3:... [more]

Private Debt/Public Value: Art Education's Social Responsibility   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/8/15

There have been a lot of articles about the rise of education debt accrued by students in the United States, especially where arts-focused degrees are concerned. Few degrees these days can guarantee employment, regardless of the field, and it is becoming increasingly hard to justify the value of an art degree that has the least hope of creating jobs for its future graduates. Yet grad school admissions skyrocketed shortly after the 2007/08 economic crash, when the stakes for getting a new job shifted from... [more]

Art and the Environment in East-Central Europe Introduction - from a special issue of ARTMargins  
8/27/14 Posted 8/27/14

Art and the Environment in East-Central Europe is an editorial project born from interviews and other forms of interaction with artists and cultural producers concerned, in one way or another, with the idea and the material reality of what goes by the name of the "natural environment." In the different pieces collected within this project, the term "environment" unfolds into a broad variety of concepts and artistic practices that do not, and should not, become homogenized. A survey rather than... [more]

Theaster Gates: Space is the Place   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Theaster Gates at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) May 18th, 2013 - October 6th, 2013
Posted 8/30/13

Artist. Entrepreneur. Potter. Bureaucrat. Singer. Arts Administrator. Host. Urban Planner. Collector. The list could go on and on, but the take away from all these labels might be that Theaster Gates is hard to pinpoint or define. Because his practice combines so many disparate disciplines and mediums, it's counter productive to try and categorize the work he does, and the work he makes. Up until now, that hasn’t been too much of an issue—he’s fit comfortably in the trending, self... [more]

An Artist’s Responsibility   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Cheryl Pope at moniquemeloche gallery June 22nd, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013
Posted 6/28/13

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods: this is a kind way to put it. In reality, Chicago suffers from deep segregation – limiting the potential of a majority of its citizens. Avenues such as Western are lines that mark boundaries between races and income brackets. As one travels west on Division, from Wicker Park, median household income drops by $30,000 upon crossing Western Avenue. With this drop in income, comes a drop in school funding, resulting in neighborhood schools that lack everything from toilet... [more]

Whose Autonomy?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Rigo 23, Guy Ben-Ner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Cao Fei, Claire Fontaine, Zheng Guogu, Yang Jiechang, Kimsooja, Tiago Mata Machato, Cinthia Marcelle, Xijing Men, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Ho Tzu Nyen, Sriwhana Spong, Nasan Tur, Richard T. Walker, Lin Yilin at Times Museum January 20th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013
Posted 3/1/13

As one of the more visible providers of a critique of the centre/periphery model of cultural development in the early 2000’s, a new exhibition by curator Hou Hanru is highly anticipated. ZiZhiQu: Autonomous Regions at the Times Museum in Guangzhou can perhaps be seen to develop this model as it applies to the cultural self-formation of individuals and groups, placing that development in contrast to a globalised institutionalisation of culture. Autonomy, then, moves across all scales in its realisa... [more]

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