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Art or Not?  
5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

Art or Not? You thought you had the art world sussed, but every once in a while it chucks you a curve ball. Sometimes art can seem like a joke. What if we took away the jargon—is the artwork still an artwork? What if we attribute those words to a different image? Every week, we ask our readers to play a game of guess who, and enjoy moment of irreverance in an often too-serious art world... What's the difference between a simple pocket organizer and a pricey painting in a gallery? See below... [more]

Art or Not?  
4/2/15 Posted 4/2/15

Art or Not? Sometimes an artwork can spark outrage. An apparently harmless sculpture can cause a public riot that rages on for four decades... But after all, as the artist of the real artwork below once said: "Art isn't democratic." This week: One of the images described below is a pile of bricks. The other is an work of art. Can you tell the difference? #1 It is clear from the variety of materials employed by the artist in his sculpture and from the way in which he presents those materials... [more]

20140428021146-jlb_nude_w_snakeskin_520 The Art of Perfection: James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1  
James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1 > New York
June 15th, 2014 - September 7th, 2014
Posted 8/31/14

On August 11, 1977, the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles hosted Space Day, a carefully planned and tightly orchestrated media event organized by Whole Earth Catalog editor and environmental activist Stewart Brand. The symposium was an odd pairing, merging the utopian messaging of the back-to-the-land movement with a campaign to establish space colonies put forth by the military-aeronautics industry. In an opening speech, honored guest, astronaut Russell Schweickart spoke to... [more]

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