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Where Darkness Doubles Light Pours In: Mira Schor at Lyles & King

by Bradley Rubenstein
Paul of Tarsus wrote, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know...” This passage from comes to mind when looking at the recent work of Mira Schor, now at Lyles & King. Schor’s paintings, dark, compactly strong meditations on mortality, power, and language, show an artist wrestling with the... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 3/24/16
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Carla Gannis

by Christian Petersen
New York-based Carla Gannis’ reputation as an dynamic force in international New Media art was sealed with her 2014 piece It is one of the few pieces of work of this kind that has has universal appeal beyond the rarefied borders of the Net Art scene. Gannis embraces all of the familiar themes of the discipline, but also avoids its many tired aesthetic clichés. She produces work that is instantly recognizable as her own—the mark of a truly special artist.  Gannis’ new solo show A Subject... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 1/27/16
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Yes, Selfies Can Be Feminist. But...

by Char Jansen
I was naively unprepared for the wave of vitriol I woke up to on Twitter from Caitlin Stasey, the 24-year-old former actress and founder of herself.com, following my article last week which attempted to discuss several interesting new art exhibitions and platforms that deal with female self-image online: "Can Selfies Be Feminist?"    @onaartist @ArtSlant this article declares tht self expressions of nudity r countr productive 2 feminist agenda w no real explanation as 2 y — caitlin stasey... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 2/6/15
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Can Selfies Be Feminist?

by Char Jansen
Selfie culture makes me a bit queasy: they've become an easy tool for anyone to use to get validation from an image-biased society. They exacerbate a myriad of social problems and can often come from a sad place, rather than one of empowerment, posing a real dilemma: should we exploit our looks to promote ourselves? As a consequence, selfies are surfacing in a new way in the work of young digital artists. Selfies are being wilfully dragged into feminist discourse. A lot of artists are readily... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 2/4/15
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Before the Zeitgeist There Was...

by Jade Angeles Fitton
The other night I had some friends over and we were playing the game "Pick a Tune." (For anyone unfamiliar with the rules of "Pick a Tune" you have to pick a tune based on a theme you’re given, so kind of like rocket science, but with music) I was given the clue "Musical Firsts." And I had nothing. Then a flash of inspiration: I remembered a while ago, while washing up, I had realized The Beatles had invented the remix (you know, besides all those variations composers were banging out on their... [more]
Posted by Jade Angeles Fitton on 2/4/15
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@richardprince4: Who are the other Richard Princes?

by Char Jansen
Update October 6, 2014: In a further twist to the RP4 tale, Instagram has started to dump previous images posted by the artist (including the ones we had linked to here, now obsolete). The reasons behind these mysterious recent movements on the (at the time of writing) still active account are unclear: a warning from the Instagram authorities? Or a classic Prince joke? In his latest post, two women are captured mid-conversation on a sofa. Above them hangs the infamous , the artist's first... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 10/2/14