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Lital Khaikin: Seas & Sands

Lital Khaikin: Seas & Sands

Arriving by way of the via-not...

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Life / Art

Life / Art

From A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist From Los Angeles Review of Books: In Germany, there are pretty much only two categories: literature—work aspiring toward literary merit—and then just pure information, train schedules and the like. (Unfortunate example.) John Cheever’s “legacy” is based...

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“All of those painters were horny”

“All of those painters were horny”

Horny Season, Armen Eloyan From Bidoun: Would you say your paintings are dark at all? “I don’t think so.” Talking to Armen Eloyan, in spite of his gorgeous voice, can be taxing. He is exceedingly terse, mostly answering questions in combinations of one, two, three, or four words. Five...

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Marcia Hall: Sacred Images in the Renaissance

Marcia Hall: Sacred Images in the Renaissance

Painters of sacred images in the Renaissance were constrained by the requirements of their patrons, by tradition and by the requirements of the Church...

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Andy Warhol as the Angel of Anachronism

Andy Warhol as the Angel of Anachronism

Marilyn Monroe and Charlie McCarthy by Joyelle McSweeney I’ve been thinking through a theory of Anachronism lately. My thinking goes that Art is a kind of Anachronism, breaking into, collapsing, and convulsing conventional ‘straight’ time with media, and, reflexively, turning conventional chronology into a kind of medium for convulsive,...

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Augmented (hyper)Reality: An interview with Keiichi Matsuda

Augmented (hyper)Reality: An interview with Keiichi Matsuda

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop, still, Keiichi Matsuda, 2009 by Greg J. Smith Keiichi Matsuda is a multidisciplinary designer based in London and Tokyo who garnered widespread attention last year for Augmented (hyper)Reality, a speculative video series that explored near-future media environments. His short films Domestic Robocop and Augmented City 3D...

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In the transport business

In the transport business

Field Guides, Fred Tomaselli, 2003 From The Paris Review: A fledgling installation artist in California, Tomaselli schooled himself in late twentieth-century America’s far-out utopian and dystopian fireworks, ingesting influences from surfboard and car culture, finish-fetish art, Chris Burden and his conceptual noodlings, the light and space trickery of Robert...

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“I realized it was their own mother they were seeing”

“I realized it was their own mother they were seeing”

Rachel/Monique, 2010. © ADAGP, 2010. Courtesy of Emmanuel Perrotin From Art in America: PFEIFFER:  You have produced numerous pieces and shows about your mother. Why did you decide to work on her again? CALLE: Because I realized that she had traveled through my work everywhere except New York and...

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Ballet Lives!

Ballet Lives!

Is Ballet Really Dying?  | by Claudia La Rocco

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Ballet is dying. Maybe already dead. Impossible, you say, I've got tickets to a show!

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