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The Best of 2014 in 'Best of 2014' Art Exhibition Lists?

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Like holiday gifts, year-end "Best of" lists present us with subjectively curated highlights constrained by the artificial receptacle of a calendar year and embellished by dazzling superlatives, parceling the events of the past twelve months into neat little packages around which we may easily wrap our minds.

The Whoosh of Flamethrowers

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
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 i...

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

twocoatsofpaint.com | 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

artforum.com | 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.