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55 Contemporary Artists Are Taking Over One Of The World's Oldest Museums

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

Over fifty five contemporary artists have gathered in St. Petersburg to infiltrate one of the world's oldest museums. Why? Because Manifesta, the noma...

Can Mona Lisa Rest in Peace?

Dianne Hales | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Centuries after her death on July 15, 1542, Mona (Madame) Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo is still making headlines. Over the last two years journalists from around the world have descended upon Florence to report on dramatic excavations of skeletons that may--or may not--belong to Leonardo da Vinci's model and her family.

How Producing Art Can Keep Our Brains Functioning

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed. Though we expect the pompous Cubist was being ...

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

The Biennale, the Bungalow, and the Birds (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.04.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The choreographer William Forsythe developed a new acoustic performance for Bungalow Germania, the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale...

A Rose for Martha's Vineyard

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

The earliest memory Rose has of creating art was when she was five-years old. She would sit with pencils in her hand and draw and draw until she was exhausted.

Your Favorite Catalan Architect Just Might Become An Official Catholic Saint

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

By Rowena Heal (Read the original story here) Already an icon in architectural circles, famed Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí may soon be receiving a...

Joy Syringe : A Fissure and a Fusion

j.frede | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Shortly after my essay "After Malevich" was posted here on the Huffington Post my long time friend and fellow artist Joseph Imhauser emailed me the following.

Your Brain Is Wired To Enjoy Art, So You Have No Excuses

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

Have you had trouble deciphering a Jackson Pollock canvas, to the point of experiencing physical brain cramps? Have you fixated on a Georgia O'Keeffe ...

Art Basel in Basel 2014: Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

This year, Art Basel's Unlimited sector presents 78 large-scale artworks from five generations of artists. Curated by Gianni Jetzer, the show features...

'14 Rooms' Live Art Exhibition During Art Basel (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

For '14 Rooms', curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited fourteen international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time, and physicality with an artwork whose "material" is the human being.

Here Are 46 Female-Authored Plays That Deserve Your Attention

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts

Where are all the women in theater? It's a question oft asked and debated, with little consensus and a lot of outrage. The most recent advocates t...

Israel Gets Its Very Own Burning Man Festival

AP | ODED BALILTY | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

NEGEV DESERT, Israel (AP) — For the Bedouin Arab shepherds tending their flocks in Israel's Negev desert last week, it was almost as if aliens had l...

Performance Artist Does Impromptu Reenactment Of The World's Raciest Painting (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

If you've ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet's "The Origin of the World," you're probably familiar with just how provocative (a...

This Is A Replica Of Vincent Van Gogh's Ear, Grown Using Real Genetic Material

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

Vincent van Gogh is known for many things. His monstrously famous "Starry Night" painting, his love of wilting sunflowers, his obsession with self-por...

The Octogenarian Artist Who Paints Free Love And Sex Better Than Anyone

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

For over 50 years, Dorothy Iannone has been bringing the ethos of free love to the world of painting. Transforming her wild brand of "ecstatic unity" ...

Another Contender For The World's Biggest Artwork Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts

Arno Coenen's "Horn of Plenty" hit the Netherlands this month, bringing 36,000 square feet of animal and plant life to the indoor market De Markthal. ...

Nine Female Photographers Embark On A Road Trip In Honor Of An Art Heroine

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts

Nine female photographers are embarking on an epic road trip across Europe, one that's meant to pay homage to one of the art world's most iconic heroi...

9 Things You Didn't Know About The World's Most Beloved Urinal Artist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste," proclaimed Marcel Duchamp, Dada master and the man behind everyo...

The World's Most Infamous Unmade Bed Is Up For Auction For $2 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts

An unmade bed, littered with empty bottles, cigarettes, condoms and panty hose, does not seem like the tableaux for a million-dollar masterpiece. Who ...

Unbelievable Sculptures Made Out of Colored Pencils

VisualNews.com | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
VisualNews.com

Some people use colored pencils for coloring, but Federico Uribe uses them to create amazing sculptures instead.

Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Kari Adelaide | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

The grid-like formation of lyrics, which are the primary constructive element in these works, are reminiscent of rongorongo tablets, a form of proto-writing from Easter Island made with dense rows of glyphs on shaped pieces of wood.

Fujiko Nakaya Wraps Philip Johnson's Glass House in Artificial Fog (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Fujiko Nakaya: Veil is a site-specific installation that enters into dialog with the Glass House, the iconic building that was designed American archi...

Long Live the Legacy of Keith Haring: An Interview With Julia Gruen, Executive Director of the Keith Haring Foundation

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

I'm an admirer of everything that Keith did, from his canvases to his Pop Shop. Keith was an extraordinary artist, a genius with a generous spirit and a convivial man who loved to share his creativity with the world.

Artist Debunks Native American Myths With The Help Of His Drag Alter-Ego

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

Artist Kent Monkman grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. On one occasion the young man of Cree ancestry -- like many kids his age -- wound his way into the ha...