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The Whoosh of Flamethrowers

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Home
Craig K. Comstock

Handsomely praised for the way it presents a motorcycle-driving, art-world-loving young heroine nicknamed Reno, Rachel Kushner's Flamethrowers was inspired in part by a movement that is mentioned in the text only once: in passing, on a tombstone, in Italian.

Top Ten (Plus One) Emerging Artists of 2011

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

There are many artists who have "emerged" in 2010 with great force -- Ryan McNamara, Michele Abeles, Liz Magic Laser, Jacob Kassay, Alex Hubbard, Jess...

Art in the Time of Midterms: Museum as Democracy and the MCA's New Show

Monica Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

The modern or contemporary museum's self-professed job now often includes reconfiguring social relationships, emphasizing performance and participation of the audience.

Artforum: Slowly Sinking in a Sea of Bloggers? Not Quite...

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Embarkation from the Island of Artforum (with apologies to Watteau...) Magazines are in trouble, right? Readers are migrating to the web, where inno...

BLOG WATCH> Will Cotton's Sticky, Sweet Art, Katy Perry, And 'Work Of Art' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

[This week] on episode seven of "Work of Art" the contestants must "reflect on their childhoods and create artwork by utilizing kid-friendly materials...

BALLET: The Red Shoes, Legendary On Stage And On Film | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A WOMAN'S GLOVED HAND turns the pages of a program, aided by her male companion. The camera assumes their point of view. With this brilliant segue, di...

Curtains Down on a History of Patronage

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This is an example of a corporation and an advertising agency (BBDO in this case) taking from artists and not feeling any responsibility to give back to the community.

His Name Was Craig: Growing Up as an Artist With Craig Kauffman

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

Though Craig will best be remembered for his 1960's Finish Fetish work in vacuum-formed three-dimensional plastic, I remember him best for his manner and quality of drawing.

Kathryn Bigelow's Life in Art

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

It's undeniably a great thing that a woman won for the first time, but probably more surprising that Bigelow made the transition from collaborating on art world films to directing in Hollywood.