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Abandoned Ruins Of Star Wars Film Sets

Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

If you thought Anakin Skywalker's home planet was located in a galaxy far, far away, guess again. The vast lands of Tatooine are actually located in t...

Why It's Time for Galleries to Dump the Jargon

Christina Patterson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

You might think that it was fine for art sometimes to "question" things, but that most of the "questions" that were being raised were questions that had been raised in art quite a lot before.

Painting Outside The Box

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

There was a time when one could separate painting and performance into two distinct artistic fields, painting with a permanent result and performance ...

Seeing Through the Eye of the Storm: Olafur Eliasson Explores Ways of Looking and Perceiving

Kisa Lala | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

View of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre during a storm on 2 November, 2012 - A collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects and...

Did 9,000 Butterflies Need To Die For This?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.18.2012 | Arts

Damien Hirst has never been a fan favorite amongst animal rights activists. They didn't love his formaldehyde-soaked shark and they weren't so pleased...

Rooted and Unbendable Ai Weiwei

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Every society has constraints that offer opportunity for vision, freedom and courage. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" by Alison Klayman is a documentary about a man who appreciates the possibilities and challenges of this opportunity in China.

'The Scream' Is Only The Beginning...

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

Most of us know Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by his "Scream," which has continued to echo throughout our collective nightmares since the late 19th c...

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?

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.

Sir Damien Hirst: Artist or Entrepreneur?

David Galenson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Hirst's enormous financial success, and the conspicuous delight he takes in it, have produced anguish, envy and outright hostility among many in England's staid and priggish art world, who cling to the ancient ideal that artists should be secular priests, who take vows of poverty and regard money as a source of corruption.

Damien Hirst - The Great Divider (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Damien Hirst is the art world's Marmite. You love him, or you hate him. Many have lambasted the forty something British artist for his use of shock ta...

Damien Hirst Retrospective at Tate Modern, London

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition spans two decades. On display are unseen early works as well as later works such as the famous shark in formaldehyde and the notorious diamond skull. Among the highlights is the piece "In and Out of Love" (1991), consisting of a room full of live butterflies.

Barbara Hammer At The Tate Modern

Posted 02.22.2012 | Arts

Barbara Hammer is an experimental filmmaker and is perhaps best known for her early work, which constitutes some of the first lesbian-made films (see:...

WATCH: Yayoi Kusama Interview

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama turned her hallucinations into an obsession, and her obsession into unique creations of repeated forms. Throughout her life she has creat...

Gavin Turk and the Art of Identity (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

In the late 1980s a group of Young British Artists (or YBAs) like Damien Hurst, Tracey Emin, and Gavin Turk himself, began consistently challenging accepted artistic ideals.

Artist Gets Help From An Unlikely Source

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

Usually Gavin Turk inserts himself into his work, combining iconography with his own likeness, but for his latest series, the Young British Artist has...

Solving the Scenario: Asad Raza, Art Producer

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

The credits roll and you notice the name of the producer. Stock-in-trade for a film, but what about that role in the world of art?

Yayoi Kusama: A Life Of Obsession

Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama forever changed the polka dot. What was before a cute if not ordinary pattern was, to her, a hallucination, an absolute fixation on a rep...

George Condo Retrospective

The Guardian | Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

Nine portraits of the Queen as she has never been seen before -- with a green nose, a robot eye or a long carrot through her head -- are going on disp...

Gerhard Richter Retrospective At The Tate Modern

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

WHAT: Gerhard Richter's "Panorama" WHERE: Tate Modern, Bankside, London WHEN: October 6-January 8, Sunday-Thursday 10AM-6PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-1...

Tate Modern Shows Tacita Dean: FILM. New Commission for the Turbine Hall (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
VernissageTV

The twelfth commission in The Unilever Series at Tate Modern in London has been realized by the Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean. Dean conceived a piec...

PHOTOS: Hirst Brings Opulent Art To Free Show

Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

Now showing at Leeds Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection from Damien Hirst in his hometown, a surprisingly personal exhibition from an artist so...

The Genius of Damien Hirst

David Galenson | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Hirst has not only influenced many of his peers; he is among the small number of artists who have spawned major artistic movements, and influenced important cultural institutions.

My Trip to England: The Ministry of Culture

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

The importance of cultural tourism in England is astonishing, the level of theater, opera, symphony and dance performance is extraordinary, the museums are crowded and the export of arts of all kinds is thriving.

Louis Vuitton Launches Young Arts Project

Posted 08.18.2011 | Arts

French fashion house Louis Vuitton has just created an amazing opportunity for young artists, a website where aspiring artists can upload their work a...