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Art or Not?  
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6/12/15 Posted 6/12/15

Art or Not? "An intellect says a simple thing in a hard way, an artist says a hard thing in a simple way" Bukowski once said. The art world is full of both. Each week, we ask our readers to have some fun figuring out what is art, what is intellect, and what is just potted plants. This week: One of the images described below is the perfect artwork for a health goth's home. Can you tell which? #1 The Cuban artist's temporary installation El huerto di mi abuelita (2008) is a Proustian ouevre e... [more]

Art or Not?  
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5/8/15 Posted 5/8/15

Art or Not? Love it or hate it, the PR machine that drives contemporary art world sometimes seems to take the piss. Is this endemic of laziness, or a stroke of genius? Can spin turn the humble hoover into a work of art? Someone thinks so, because they paid a whopping $11,801,000 for one of the vacuum cleaner artworks described below... #1 In 1990 the artist staged a series of spontaneous street interventions organized in tandem across the U.S. Prefiguring the pop-up art display, the apparently desultory rep... [more]

20150126165655-7 And The Word Is.....at Gershman Y  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 4/17/15

by a.m. weaver http://www.theartblog.org/2015/04/and-the-word-is-at-gershman-y/ [more]

20150126165655-7 Lord, just give me sign!  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 2/22/15

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20150222_Lord__just_give_me_sign_.html by BECKY BATCHA "So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount. The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly." Read more at http://www.ph... [more]

Art or Not?  
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2/13/15 Posted 2/10/15

Art or Not? Sometimes it can feel like the art world is having a joke at the public's expense. What makes an artwork "genuine" or an artful coincidence? Every Friday, ArtSlant invites you to put your tongue in your cheek, and consider which of the pictures below is a work of art. This week we ask: which of these images showing puppies at play is the real artwork? #1 This Chilean artist builds a strong sense of community into her interactive projects. This facility contains "sculptures" that function both as t... [more]

20150126165655-7 Gershman Y Exhibit Explores Brave New Word  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 2/6/15

http://jewishexponent.com/culture/2015/02/gershman-y-exhibit-explores-brave-new-word by Greg Salisbury .........Curator, J. Susan "Isaacs, a Delaware native who is a professor of art history and the curator of the departmental galleries at Towson University in Maryland, has since refined and expanded “And the Word Is … ” to hew closer to her original intent to demonstrate how art can provide an ecumenical examination of where and how people draw religious inspiration.".......... [more]

Art or Not?  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week: Errant appendages #1 This artist's hyperreal sculptures examine the fragility of the human body. Prosthetics are a frequent interest in his celebrated body of work spanning 1985-1993, which deals with the artist's personal experiences and seeks to redress the way we look at disability; the abandoned parts, hau... [more]

Art or Not? Mattresses  
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11/6/14 Posted 11/6/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: mattresses. #1 "the artist, born in Glasgow, 1982, uses public space in this series of street interventions, where the artwork becomes part of it's background, barely perceived by the hurried commuter. Discarded every day objects a... [more]

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 building’s coloni... [more]

20141124091324-renata_jaworska7 Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben  
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Renata Jaworska at Städtisches Museum Engen + Galerie September 26th, 2014 - November 9th, 2014
Posted 11/24/14

Zeitgeschehen in Malerei festgehalten In der kommenden Woche eröffnet die Ausstellung: „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional in Engen. Am Donnerstag, 25. September, wird um 19.30 Uhr die Ausstellung „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von der Künstlerin Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional des Städtischen Museums Engen und Galerie eröffnet. Die Künstlerin wird selbst in ihre Arbeit einführen. Die Ausstellung ist laut Mitteilun... [more]

20140730233945-yau FRIEZE MAGAZINE: Hey Man / Amen by Txema Novelo  
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Txema Novelo at YAUTEPEC November 17th, 2011 - December 11th, 2011
Posted 7/31/14

http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/txema-novelo/ [more]

20140221215533-hap_02_2014_pcard_page_2 Ryan Reggiani Hap Gallery, Portland, Oregon Recommendation by Richard Speer  
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Ryan Reggiani at Hap Gallery March 6th, 2014 - March 29th, 2014
Posted 3/26/14

New York City-based artist Ryan Reggiani fills the gallery with an accomplished selection of works across a diverse range of media. The elegant sculpture "Untitled (Hanging)" employs straight and curved steel rods in immaculate counterposition. There is a sense of whimsy in another set of wall sculptures comprised of light bulbs and electrical cords within a metal frame. In a dramatic suite of standing concrete sculptures, the artist has stacked hollow forms around a central axis of metal rods, deco... [more]

The Con Artist: Helping Children, Knee Capping Children, and Clooney is Confused  
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2/14/14 Posted 2/14/14

It Was For the Children Photo of Simon Metke, 33, by Jana G. Pruden via Edmonton Journal Edmonton resident and small time weed dealer Simon Metke had no idea he was in possession of a stolen ancient Persian artifact valued at $1.2 million, so just chill out. Canadian officials raided Metke’s apartment late last month, and (according to the Edmonton Journal) Metke was just sort of like, woah, “What the heck is going on?” “There’s like 20 RCMP officers flooding my place, the sun... [more]

20121103053100-reneelotenerotitle1 DO NOT WORK WITH PEVETO  
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Renée Lotenero at PEVETO November 2nd, 2012 - December 15th, 2012
Posted 1/23/14

The exhibition is good, and congrats to the artist. A good friend of mine told me a rather disturbing story recently. He had been working with scott for years, and scott has helped him a great deal. Recently scott has not been able to sell as much art to pay his bills and has resorted to throwing events to sustain his gallery. Scott openly admits his failure, in his bathroom there is a painting that says 'BLACKBALL' which he says he got an employee to make in order to remind him how his ex-wife ha... [more]

The Con Artist: Pedo-Quilts, Reunited Artifacts, and Op Art Altercations  
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1/17/14 Posted 1/17/14

Sew Wrong Paul Yore, Photo: Jason South Australian artist Paul Yore, known for his beautifully intricate quilts depicting children touching themselves while dancing around a huge penis, will appear in court this, um…, Valentine’s Day to face charges for, uh…, producing and possessing child pornography. Police seized the artist’s work, including his masterpiece, “Everything is F---ed” which was on display at the, um…, potentially catholic St Kilda&... [more]

20130906172439-martin_danae_web Knox Martin Shines at LGTripp Gallery | Philadelphia - review by Cary Knox  
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Knox Martin at LGTripp Gallery September 13th, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 4/10/14

Knox Martin Shines at LGTripp Gallery | Philadelphia In a theater in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, we gathered shoulder-to-shoulder and to standing-room only capacity, to hear Knox Martin talk art. A true privilege to listen to the master artist, Knox enlightened us about the significance of 17th-century Dutch painters and placed their authority firmly in the history of art. He gifted us with the knowledge of Joan Miró, influenced by the Dutch... [more]


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