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Ask the Art Professor: Advice for Young Graduates

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Most art students go through immense culture shock when they transition from art school into the "real world." Going from being intensely saturated with artistic activity and other artists to almost nothing can be incredibly depressing and difficult to deal with.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Get Into Art Exhibitions?

Clara Lieu | Posted 12.22.2013 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When I was at the very beginning of my career I had no exhibition history to speak of, so I had to start somewhere.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Socialize in the Art World?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

There is no artist out there who can build a career on their own. You have to construct a solid network that is supportive of you and have key people who are positioned to help you advance your career.

Ask the Art Professor: Six Ways to Confront Artist's Block

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

I was so certain that I wanted to do something with sculpture, but nothing seemed to be working. All I could do was glare at the plaster sculptures I had made so far with the sinking feeling that something was terribly wrong.

Clementine Crates and the Apocalypse: Jessica Straus' Sculpture

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Last week I visited sculptor Jessica Straus' studio, where she has worked for over twenty years. Her studio is a feast of objects, and it was incredible to get to see her various collections of objects, tools, machines and works that have accumulated over the years.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Balance a Full-Time Job, Kids and Your Own Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Successfully balancing a full-time job, kids and your art is all about various forms of sacrifice. This balance is a work in progress. I allocate my time and concentration so that each pursuit essentially takes turns being compromised.

Ask the Art Professor

Clara Lieu | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Clara Lieu

As a visual artist and professor of art, I've devoted my career to understanding what it means to live life as an artist in today's reality. I want to see and understand exactly what the emotional, physical and intellectual demands are to get to that immaculately framed drawing on the wall.

Yello Frontman Dieter Meier Talks About His Art

VernissageTV | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

Most people know Dieter Meier as frontman of the Swiss electronic pop pioneers Yello. Few of their fans are aware of the many other activities and roles of this facet-rich personality.

Unity Through Music: Goapele and Atlanta's ONE MusicFest

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

I don't know where I was, or what I was doing when I first heard the song "Closer" by Goapele; but I do remember how it made me feel. The drums and the baseline encompassed with the lyrics which said to me that, "whatever it is I wanted to achieve it could happened."

The Ground Glass

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The world resists control, and experience is fleeting and ephemeral. I think visual art must have started as a way to bring order to nature and to hold on to, share, and exchange information and experience.

Miya Bailey: The Artist's Artist

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

There are thousands of tattoo artist who are doing wonderful work . However, there are not many like Miya Bailey who possess the gifts that Bailey shares with not just the creative community, but with the world as a whole.

'Retreat' -- The Refashioned Reality of Iran do Espírito Santo

Simon Watson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
Simon Watson

Give Iran do Espírito Santo, say, a can of food from a kitchen shelf, a circular mirror, or a '50s ceiling lighting fixture, and he will begin to ruminate on the object's properties of shape and material, and then transform the formerly mundane thing into a sensually, minimal singularity.

Problems in Motown

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The Emergency Mayor of Detroit is considering selling off a large portion of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art to pay off the city's $15 billion debt. Kevyn Orr has said he is investigating whether the collection could be sold to help ease the city's burden of debt.

The Totemic Art of Yis Goodwin

Aja Beech | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Aja Beech

Yis Goodwin creates totemic art, which is the only way to put it. Some call it whimsical, but I would not call a roaring lion head forcefully emerging from the open mouth of a cartoonish crowned animal head whimsical.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's... an "It" Bag

Edward M. Epstein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Edward M. Epstein

I've never actually seen a Hermès Birkin bag. Most of what I know about these accessories, which I'm told go for as much as $150,000 each, is based on Mark Khaisman's colored packing tape mock-ups, now on view at Philadelphia's Pentimenti gallery.

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

Photographer James Welling: From Sonic Youth Album Covers to Philip Johnson's Glass House

Steven Rosen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

"The important thing about photography is to photograph something you're not sure will even be beautiful or interesting to look at. A lot of times, the things that are not spectacular, that don't even seem to be photogenic, make really interesting photographs."

Visual Art Comes (Back) to Steinway Piano

James Grundvig | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

In banging a soundboard in an open piano, feeling both the power and energy, Bill Youse drove home the point that Steinway is the Rolls Royce of piano manufacturers. That makes the abstract artist Lynx the new hood ornament of that grand piano.

Redefining the Female Role Model

Ming Holden | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Ming Holden

The war tore their hearts open, their bodies open, their families open. But they learned to create a wheel with their human presence for each other: what they lose through those gaps, they transform into performance, and enacting it with one another gives nourishment back.

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.

Art Stage Singapore 2013 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

The third edition of Art Stage Singapore features 131 galleries from 25 countries. The art fair takes place in the exhibition center of Singapore's sp...

Visualead: The Platform That Might Actually Make QR Codes Relevant

Hillel Fuld | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology
Hillel Fuld

Chances are, if you are like me, and you saw the words "QR Codes" in the title of this post, you did not click through to keep reading. But if you are...

Graphing the Spillway of Big Data: Interview With Tagasauris CEO Todd Carter

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

With a limited number of hours per day, the time-consuming platforms of the current, receding social media wave -- Facebook and Foursquare -- will face stiff competition from the next wave of personalized search and full engagement. Don't believe me?

A Glimpse At Splitting, Multiplying Universes: Frieze London 2012 Highlights

Lia Chavez | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Lia Chavez

London's Frieze Art Fair is nothing if not sleeplessly frenetic and downright rock 'n' roll. Londoners know how to party hard and the debris of last week's cultural cyclone did not disappoint.

Refracting Temple: Embodied Performative Prayer

Lia Chavez | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Who would expect a matter of conceptual and pragmatic seriousness such as a safe haven for survivors of sexual slavery to mingle with the wildness and whimsicality of performance art?