Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Interviews Blank Canvas by Helena Hsieh. Image courtesy of the artist
Studio Sessions: Helena Hsieh

Welcome back to Studio Sessions, this time with guest Helena Hsieh. Helena earned a BA from UCLA in 2004, a BFA in 2008 from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA in 2012 from the School of the Museum…

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Heidegger on Art as Phenomenon and Light

Contemporary art is losing its sheen. This despite the fact that hyper-expensive, hyper-polished sculptures from the studio of artist Jeff Koons fetch double-digit millions from collectors clamoring for ownership of such “tchotchkes.”1 Koons and kindred blue-chip artists certainly believe the…

Articles Michael Krebber, Untitled, Fabric on canvas, 120 x 90 cm, 2006.
Courtesy of dépendance, Brussels
Painting in Retrograde

For many years I have been wrestling with the lack of forward momentum in the critical dialogue surrounding Painting.1 A condition that is somewhat unique to the discipline, since other media or métier2 have successfully evolved beyond the dated confines…

Articles Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower

1. The word “Utopia” was first coined by Thomas More in his 1516 manuscript of the same name. More, a prominent philosopher and statesman who was eventually beheaded for treason by King Henry VIII when he refused to break with…