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Art Exhibitions

Mosque Built Inside Defunct Venetian Church Is Shut Down By City Officials

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion

MILAN (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale con...

'Fowl as Centerfold' at Mary Ryan Gallery

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Jean Pagliuso has photographed models, celebrities, movie posters and landscapes. In recent years, her camera lens has pointed in a different direction -- poultry.

'For Art's Sake' at Envoy Enterprises

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

What is a work of art? Does art for art's sake serve a purpose? Who or what influences the value of art?

An Exhibit of Remarkable Young Women

Augusta Thomson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

This is how we begin each class: A friend and I arrive to a line of shoes outside the doorway of a classroom in Tibet World, a non-profit volunteer organization in McLeod Ganj, India.

Jerry's Gift: The Art and Passion of a Circus Super Fan

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

The arts cast a peculiar spell. Relationships are forged and avenues are explored that likely would have never been considered. For some time, Jerry was simply a character, a fun-loving fan of The Greatest Show On Earth whose presence and kindness was much appreciated.

Is Basquiat's 'The Unknown Notebooks' Art?

Marlon Regis | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works isn't just someone's brilliant idea to fabricate the young artist's thoughtful 'scribbles' into some artistic sense of expression.

From the Streets to the Galleries, Art Is Thriving in São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

The city of São Paulo in Brazil is home to hundreds of museums and galleries. Browsing through neighborhoods such as Pinheiros, Jardim Paulista, or my favorite Vila Madalena, you are sure to find a space that meets your cultural desires.

Sara Zielinski Interviews Sara Zielinski

Sara Zielinski | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

In advance of her show ONLY IN HEAVEN, Sara Zielinski had the chance to ask Sara Zielinski a few questions about the unique nature of the show. It takes place in her apartment and features a wide variety of media.

The School of the Heartist -- Days of Founding a New School

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

It was time for me to speak more directly than I could with paintings -- to speak with living people -- in particular, those for whom creativity is a strong impulse that is sometimes problematic.

Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

Kerri Allen | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
Kerri Allen

In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is one of the highlights of the art year 2015. The show brings together about fifty masterpieces by Paul Gauguin from leading international museums and private collections such as the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Just When You Believe It's Over, in Fact It Can Just Begin

Valerie Sobel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Valerie Sobel

At 73, art hit me like a piece of the Eiffel Tower. I was in a state of "philanthropic burn out" at the time, a phrase often used by unrelentingly working founders of a charitable organization.

Susan Michie: Marks, Textiles And Femininity In Art

Jennifer Walker | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Walker

Born into a family of artists whose work exploded with color, Susan Michie found her own path into artistic expression by eschewing bold tones and rich hues in favor of monochromatic blacks, whites and browns.

A Guide To The Art Exhibitions You'll Talk About In 2015

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts

"Another year over," John Lennon still coos, posthumously, over the course of several, semi-irritating weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. "And...

Chicago Showdown: Facing Up to Magritte

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I confess: growing up with art-loving parents, I never thought much of Magritte. I adored the Impressionists, Picasso, Rembrandt and a handful of ...

Paola Antonelli: Behind Design and Violence

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

At the end of each piece, we ask a question. Sometimes we get an amazing debate with the audience. Overall, I consider this a curatorial experiment. It's not a physical exhibition, but sometimes we're too tethered to physical shows. Some ideas just can't wait.

The Alien Within - A Living Laboratory of Western Society at Malmö Konsthall (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough and an introduction to the project by Diana Baldon.

Sacred Catholic Art Exhibit Puts A Contemporary Spin On Ancient Beliefs

Religion News Service | Maryann Eidemiller | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion

LATROBE, Pa. (RNS) The late Benedictine Brother Nathan Cochran may have lived as a monk. But he was no recluse. As curator of a Catholic art exhibi...

'This Place' Exhibition in Prague in DOX

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Olena Kagui

The exhibition shows the photographs of twelve artists, each with a unique angle of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Caves, Icebergs, and Humanoid Landscapes: A Collaboration With Rebecca Chaperon

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

In my writing practice, I often write poems that have been sparked by an image. Last summer, I came across Rebecca Chaperon's work, and was stunned by its weird beauty.

Supporting Youth in the Arts

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Ola Ojewumi

This proves that society should not continue to trivialize this field of study. Nonetheless, young artists aren't waiting for their parents or communities to back their endeavors.

Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries Celebrates 10th Anniversary (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries is an event that brings more than 60'000 visitors to the second largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv, to atten...

Crystal Bridges Exhibition Reveals Curatorial Missteps

Blair Schulman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Covering over 19,000 square feet of exhibition space, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas is an enormous undertaking that casts a wide net but misses the mark when it comes to the emergence of strong, definitive themes.

Photography: With Closed Eyes

Giovanni Savino | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Giovanni Savino

The important thing, what truly motivated me in producing this work, after endless research and a good deal of sleepless nights, is the fact that all my subjects were to keep their eyes closed for those very long six seconds that picture-taking required

Conceptual Collaborator's Build Palaces

Isa Freeling | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

After an exhausting day of walking and looking, ready to return to the other side of Brooklyn without much inspiration, I trundled over to one more building appropriated for art for this occasion, where I saw a new installation by Pia Coronel and G. Romero called "Palaces."