Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Interviews Blank Canvas by Helena Hsieh. Image courtesy of the artist
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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…

Articles 2014-03-24-110548814565576400_01-lg
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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
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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
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Monotopia

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…