Monthly Archives: November, 2007

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Jenny Holzer at MoCA

The Buchel fiasco is past, and Building 5 at Mass MoCA has a new installation, PROJECTIONS, by Jenny Holzer. (you can view a webcam image of the installation at http://www.massmoca.org/projections.php). Holzer is reknown internationally for her text pieces which are…

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INTERVIEW WITH MARK WYSE

By SHANE LAVALETTE Mark Wyse is a photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA and teaches at UCLA. His book, 18 Landscapes, published by Nazraeli Press in 2005, focuses on the complexity of cultural perception and interaction and in an…

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TABLOID-ESQUE SENSATIONALISM STRIKES BANKSY

By MARISSA MOLINARO On November 2, 2007, TIME Magazine published an article about British graffiti artist Banksy titled Banksy Unmasked? A Graffiti Mystery, by Alex Altman. The article displays and discusses a pixilated camera-phone image of a man crouched down…

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A CONVERSATION WITH ALBERT WATSON

By BEN SLOAT One of the world’s most prominent commercial photographers, Albert Watson’s images run the gamut from fashion to editorial work and self produced photographic projects. On occasion of his new monograph (published by Phaidon Press), Watson sat down…

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DON HARTMANN @ MPG CONTEMPORARY

By JON PETRO When is making art – painting in this case – a valid function of expression that acts as anti-art or anti-painting? This question, aside from being an entry-level reflection of 20th century French existentialism, also pertains to…

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ALFREDO JARR @ WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

By STEPHEN V. KOBASA A festering of unnatural light around the corner from the exhibition entrance, the fluorescent wall is not glorious, but painful. There is no slant to the truth being told here; no “explanation kind,” as Emily Dickinson…

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MARTHA ROSLER @ WORCESTER ART MUSEUM

By MARTINA TANGA As your eye moves across the images, a tune is formulated in your head. As it hovers over comfortable household furniture and interiors, you can hear a pleasant melody. Then your eye sees something unexpected, out of…

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STEVE MILLER @ ROSE ART MUSEUM

By KATIE HARGRAVE Artist Steve Miller’s first museum exhibition at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham is certainly a destination, painter Steve Miller’s Spiraling Inward is worth the excursion, though don’t expect to immediately grasp the visual language Miller…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #24: Introducing the abstract data painter. “The White Cube” comics can be read in series in the Big RED & Shiny Collections section. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York,…

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NORTH ADAMS OPEN STUDIOS

By CHARLES GIULIANO The third annual North Adams Open Studios continues today [October 13, 2007 -Ed] with work by some 87 artists on view in 23 locations from storefronts on Main, Holden and Eagle Streets, some installed just for this…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN Art as Cultural Weapon Here are some things I was thinking about, but know nothing about. *All of this may be wrong or taken out of context, but it is what my little research on the subject…

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More on First Fridays

Today I received an email from our anonymous art dealer about my post titled “Where Have All The First Fridays Gone?”: In response to your comments regarding First Fridays being a “downer” lately, I thought I might add a few…

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Arthur Whitman explains

If you are a regular art-blog reader, you are probably already aware of the ever-expanding response to Peter Plagens’ roundtable discussion in the new Art In America with (and about) some of the most prominent art bloggers. Based on the…