Category Archives: Art News

Vanity Fair’s “The Six Greatest Living Artists”

In December of this past year, the magazine Vanity Fair published an article on the best living artists in today’s contemporary art world. The results were compiled based on poll data from the top artists, curators, art historians and related … Continue reading

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Art in 2014

Although it is difficult to identify trends in art that is currently being made today, several themes can be noted. Firstly art of today is still responding to the globalization and digitization of the world, but in increasingly nuanced ways, … Continue reading

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James Franco at Pace Gallery Reviewed by Roberta Smith

James Franco’s “New Film Stills” at Pace Gallery recently received a dismissive and amusing review in The New York Times. Although the exhibit, characterized by Roberta Smith as desperate and cynical, hardly seems worth mentioning, its content relates to works analyzed in … Continue reading

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Walter de Maria’s “Lightning Field”

Walter de Maria’s “Lightning Field” is a site specific work that speaks to the accessibility of art as well as the idea that anything can be art. By planting 400 steel rods into the earth in a field in New … Continue reading

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Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena

In addition to James Luna’s Artifact Piece that we discussed in class, another groundbreaking early 1990s performance that interrogates ethnographic display of humans is Coco Fusco & Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s The Year of the White Bear. “In March 1992, performance artist … Continue reading

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Carrie Mae Weems at Guggenheim

Now on view at the Guggenheim Museum, New York: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video “Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation of race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her … Continue reading

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Adrian Piper – “Cornered” video installation (documentation)

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Learn About the Art of Kara Walker

1. Watch the Art21 (PBS) segment on Kara Walker at this link: http://www.art21.org/videos/episode-stories 2. Read about Kara Walker’s biography, techniques, and themes: http://learn.walkerart.org/karawalker/Main/IntroductionToThemes from the exhibition Kara Walker: My Complement, My Oppressor, My Enemy, My Love, the artist’s first major museum exhibition … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Splitting” House, circa 1974

Check it out y’all! Skip to about 9:50 or so to get the first glimpses of “Splitting” on site in Englewood, New Jersey. Last week we discussed the work of Gordon Matta-Clark whose notion of “Anarchitecture” and its attendant critical … Continue reading

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DAC Artful Lunch w/ Professor of Art, Kate Ten Eyck

Last week at the DAC Artful Lunch Series, Professor of Art Kate Ten Eyck shared one of her favorite pieces from the collection with a group of students, faculty, and staff in the historic Alsop House. Boo Hoo is a linocut … Continue reading

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