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Cultural Leadership

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Harpreet Kaur

What is Cultural Leadership? Support for cultural leadership today is as much about providing know-how to new and emerging cultural leaders, as it is...

Gender Inequality in Contemporary Dance

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Harpreet Kaur

There are large numbers of female actors, dancers, musicians, arts managers, producers and creatives on the whole. But, in big decision making roles, prize winning works, names hitting the largest stages and recognition, more often than not the winners are men.

Building Blocks

Patrick Myles | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Patrick Myles

(First published on Grafik, April 2016) Patrick Myles sings the praises of a beautifully crafted letterform which looks as impressive on a block of c...

A Wonderful Painting by Robert Motherwell in a Very Pretentious Setting

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

Everything about this show is pretentious. Upon arrival, the visitor faces a huge white cube that when closely inspected reveals two clearly differentiated sectors: one where the bricks of the wall were not evened and another one where they were.

Conversation With Theaster Gates: On Finding the Sweetest Fodder for His Imagination

Kisa Lala | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

"Brick and clay have the potential to be... well, they only have the limitations of the maker."

Meet The 'Original Banksy' Of The 1970s Street Art World

Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts

Imagine someone comes up to you and asks, "Who was the first graffiti artist?" and you're all, "I don't know, Banksy?" And then everyone artsy laughs ...

Straddling the Globe with a Balancing Act

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Tallur L.N. Unicode, 2011, Bronze, coins and concrete At an oddly chaotic prize ceremony during the 2013 Delhi Art fair, with crowds jammed around an...

This Is What One Of The Largest Neon Collections In The World Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts

Whether you associate the intoxicating visual phenomena that is neon with the world of fine art or the world of strip clubs, there's no denying there ...

Cousin Itt, Chewbacca And The X-Men Walk Into A Bar

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts

There was a time, back before art school separated out the serious artists from the rest, when our childhood journals were filled with the naughty mea...

Peter Greenaway Reinterprets 'The Dance of Death' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Peter Greenaway's Dance of Death is a reinterpretation of the original Totentanz, the famous 15th Century mural in Basel, that reminded people that whether rich or poor, and no matter one's station in life, everyone has to die.

What Life Looks Like To A Traveller's Child

Posted 11.02.2013 | Arts

Lately we've been exploring what it looks like to live life on the open road, chronicling contemporary gypsies and their nomadic lifestyles. But what...

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

When you hear the term "psychedelic art," visions of tie-dye, lava lamps and engorged magic mushrooms likely come to mind. Although retroactively the ...

Behold, A 3D Printed Sculpture Of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'

Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

Believe it or not, patrons of the arts can spend as little as five seconds looking at a piece of contemporary artwork in a gallery or museum. This...

Alexis Rockman: Rubicon -- The Point of No Return

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.

Rare Vintage Photos From A Photographer Who Died Too Young

Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

Photographer Tony Ray-Jones died in 1972 at only 30 years old. Yet in his short lifetime he was able to accrue a photography portfolio that rivals the...

Seamus Heaney, Experimental Poet

David Galenson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In an overwhelmingly conceptual era, in which nearly all the arts are dominated by precious young geniuses showing off their technical virtuosity and theoretical sophistication, Seamus Heaney was a great experimental old master.

Exhibition: I Dreamt in the City

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Lydia Hughes

A reach out to anyone who has lived through the solitude a concrete jungle deals its city-makers, artist Francisco Centofanti materializes the relentless sense of loneliness felt within a cityscape, when one might not necessarily be physically alone.

Ryoji Ikeda: Test Pattern at Ruhrtriennale Arts Festival 2013 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts

Japanese visual artist and electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda is known for his installations and live performances that combine visuals and sound.

Alexander Calder: Trees -- Naming Abstraction at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts

The Calder Gallery in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is a collaboration between the Calder Foundation and Fondation Beyeler. It's a dedicated space in the museum, where selected works by Alexander Calder are shown.

Zilvinas Kempinas: Slow Motion. Solo Show at Museum Tinguely, Basel (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts

Slow Motion at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland is Zilvinas Kempinas's largest exhibition to date. The Lithuanian artist is known for his minimal...

A 'Memory Palace' Made Of Trash

Posted 06.21.2013 | Arts

The way we are reading is changing. To illustrate the non-linear trends of contemporary storytelling, the Victoria & Albert Museum has created a combi...

Will This Painting Sell For $25 Million?

Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

A painting by expressionist master Wassily Kandinsky is set to fetch millions at auction this week. The work, one of the Russian artist's signature "I...

Let's Go For Baroque (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

The Baroque style is often identified by luxurious materials, chubby cherubs and sumptuous details. A new exhibition entitled "Riotous Baroque: From C...

Art Basel 2013: Art Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts

One of the highlights of Art Basel is the Unlimited sector, Art Basel's exhibition platform for large-scale installations, sculptures, paintings, vide...

Neal Fox's Asylum Of The Damned

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

Illustrator Neal Fox depicts nightmarish pop culture mashups, at once idolizing and humiliating humanity's greatest legends real and imagined. His twi...