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Conceptual Art

Q0: Daniel Maidman and Noah Becker in conversation

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Their conversation, conducted by email over several days, illustrates two people with profoundly different outlooks on their many points of commonality working towards a shared vocabulary for talking about art.

The History of the Stick: Georg Herold's Path to Mastery

Bettina Gilois | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

Georg Herold is the master of the material in the realm of the conceptual. As it all began with a stick, it has never lost its original conception.

The Young Genius

David Galenson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Pablo Picasso was the quintessential artistic genius of the 20th century. Importance in intellectual disciplines is a function of influence, and Picas...

Banker to Artist

Marko Remec | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Marko Remec

I'm often asked how a former banker becomes an artist. I think of myself as an artist who became a banker who then came full circle back to art. Now I go to my sculpture studio every day keeping even longer hours than I did as a banker.

Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

Jane Harris | Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts
Jane Harris

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Yoko Ono Retrospective Arrives Just In Time

VernissageTV | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art.

Exploding Modern Chinese Art!

Sean Carman | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

This week at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery you can experience some of the coolest modern and ancient Chinese art you are likely to see for a long time.

Agnes Denes: Art Ad Infinitum

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Denes's art moves from one state to another, from the micro to the macro, from immediate to infinite, from part to whole, from the self to culture, from cold mathematics to gorgeous imagery.

The Talented Mr. Replay

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Appropriation has never looked fresher and more urgent than in the hands of Eric Doeringer, whose work, the fruit of years of hard labor and sustained...

Incredible Photos Of Enchanted Landscapes

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts

Conceptual artist Rune Guneriussen transforms the most ordinary of objects into large-scale installations that pepper the dreamlike landscape of his n...

(R)evolution in Frankfurt: Heide Hatry's Not a Rose Delivers Interactivity to a New Standard

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The project delivers a new paradigm of life/death/rebirth cycle into the avant-garde, marrying the organic and ephemeral that once limited the archival potential of feminist art into the masculine realm of digital technology.

(R)evolution: 'The Co(te)lette Film' And the Death of Sex

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The next woman who proudly tells me that she is a conceptual artist is going to get a smack. Conceptual art has consistently alienated the public....

The Most Poetic Vandalism We've Ever Seen

Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts

"The spectacle of advertising creates images of false beauty so suave and so impossible to attain that you will hurt inside and never even know where ...

Beyond the White Cube, Paris Part II: Laurent Grasso's Strange and Wonderful World

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

As you wind your way through a labyrinth of dark hallways, works of art pop up into your peripheral vision, neon sculptures punctuate the space and haunting voices narrate enigmatic short films revealing strange stone monsters and anxious views from a stone fort. Welcome to Laurent Grasso's bizarre and wonderful universe.

David Shrigley's 'Brain Activity' Is A Hilarious Mystery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

If David Shrigley were in your class he would not be the know-it-all who always raised his hand but the secret genius who carved a single phrase into ...

Kusama And Cornell, An Unlikely Bond

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

2012-06-11-pullquote.jpgYayoi Kusama's work is obsessive. Polka dots spread like infections across walls, canvases, objects.

Street Art, Bomb Scares, and Times of Anxiety

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Last Friday morning all was going normally on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn as the cool, crisp breeze of a sunny May day made New York as it ...

Mira Schor Reclaims Voice, Speech and Writing for Painting

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

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It's Art, But Is It a Book?

Jules Siegel | Posted 03.31.2012 | Books
Jules Siegel

The works depicted here will be in museums and collections while Masters: Book Arts will be in libraries. Masters: Book Arts is a collaborative, corporate work of art.

Art, Honey and Explorations

Misha Lyuve | Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

All the journeys have a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware -- Martin Buber Photo by Rosemarie Padovano, 2006. From Salve series...

PHOTOS: Artists Expand Your Mind

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger are known for their site-specific installations that invite the viewer to be integrated into the work. Their expansi...

Yoko Ono Returns For First Public UK Show In A Decade

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatles' songwriter John Lennon is preparing for her first show in a UK public institution in over a decade. The exhibition, fe...

Karen Knorr: "India Song," the Panchatantra of the 21st Century

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

2011-12-09-tigerpull2.jpgIn "India Song," each finished photograph is both a mystery and a fable.

Tight Spot: The Meeting of Truth & Paranoia

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

All recognizably representational art is a distortion. And these distortions can be either formal or emotional. However, in Tight Spot, David Byrne has done both.

Conceptual Artist Roman Opalka Dies At 79

nytimes.com | WILLIAM GRIMES | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Roman Opalka, a leading conceptual artist who, beginning with the numeral one in 1965, methodically painted consecutive numbers on canvas in a march t...