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Ed Ruscha on Renaissance and Baroque Works in the Frick Collection

Ed Ruscha, the famous contemporary artist, recently gave a talk on Renaissance and Baroque works on display in the Frick Collection in New York City. It is interesting to learn how Ruscha sees art historical styles, and pushes us to … Continue reading

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Ed Ruscha on the Highline

Even though Ed Ruscha didn’t make Vanity Fair’s list for top six living artists, he is nevertheless an important figure in the trajectory of art of the past four decades. I suggest that everyone who is in New York City … Continue reading

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“Farm Fresh Art” by Liena Vayzman

Liena Vayzman’s article “Farm Fresh Art: Food, Art, Politics and the Blossoming of Social Practice” that we discussed in class today is available here.

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Final Exam May 15 at 7pm

FINAL EXAM IS THURSDAY MAY 15, 7-10PM as per Wesleyan official exam schedule

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Rothko in Mad Men

Mad Men is a period piece television series that takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s that tells the stories of the employees of an advertising agency and weaves in historical events, politics, and trends of the era.  In … Continue reading

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The Yes Men

The Yes Men, a performance art group with an activist agenda, consist of two men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, that impersonate respresentatives of big companies such as Exon, Halliburton and even the US Federal Government in order to bring … Continue reading

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Kara Walker at the Domino Sugar Factory

Kara Walker is creating an enormous work of art in the old Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg. Opening on May 10th, the sphinx-like sculpture will actually be made out of Domino sugar, and is entitled “A Subtlety”. The New York … Continue reading

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Speaking of video art…

Speaking of video art, I would also like to share one of my favorite video pieces by contemporary Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. In his Alÿs’ best-known work (and my personal favorite), When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), the artist recruited 500 volunteers in suburb outside … Continue reading

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Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

An audio-visual collage, Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2010) consists of thousands of cut and pasted movie clips, all of which feature visual (ie: an image of a ticking clock or watch) and/or aural cues that reference a specific time of … Continue reading

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Hatoum and Fani-Kayode: Exploring the works of refugee artists in the UK

  The Light at the End (1989), an installation created by Palestinian-Lebanese artist Mona Hatoum, uses depth and darkness to portray the absence of identity and feeling of loss experienced by refugees in the UK. Six electrical heated rods are … Continue reading

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