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Robert Ayers

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The Forgotten Garden: Wang Huaiqing's Chinese Art In Seattle

Posted February 21, 2011 | 19:52:19 (EST)

五千歲歲歲 5000 Years, 2003 Oil on canvas (four panels) 11'6" x 9'10" (350 x 300 cm) Wang Huaiqing, Chinese, born 1944 Courtesy Wang Huaiqing

After the success of their recent link up with the Musée Picasso, nobody would have blamed...

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"People are a lot less interesting than objects" - A conversation with Will Ryman

Posted January 23, 2011 | 21:26:10 (EST)

Will Ryman took a somewhat roundabout route to sculpture. For something like a dozen years he maintained a career as a playwright, and - as he explains here - he continues to draw many of his references from the world of theatre and...

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Top 10 Art Events of the Last Decade

Posted December 28, 2010 | 14:35:10 (EST)

This was a far from straightforward list to put together, and I am grateful to my editor Kimberly Brooks for asking me for a decade's worth of "art events" -- rather than anything more precise -- which made my task at once more difficult and more thought-provoking. This is because...

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A Conversation with Artist Fred Tomaselli

Posted November 23, 2010 | 11:52:22 (EST)

Fred Tomaselli

One of the most enjoyable artist interviews I ever did back in my old ARTINFO days was a piece I did with Fred Tomaselli in 2006. It's as short as any of those ARTINFO articles, and deals in most detail...

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"Almost Political By Accident." A Conversation With Artist Kara Walker.

Posted October 26, 2010 | 17:35:03 (EST)

Kara Walker makes some of the most unsettling and thought-provoking art that you'll see anywhere these days. Her principal subject is power and its abuses, most often approached in terms of racial, sexual, or physical subjugation. She draws upon history and literature, and upon habit, preconception, and aspiration, to construct...

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"You mean it's that easy?" - Trenton Doyle Hancock's new installation at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

Posted September 20, 2010 | 15:45:35 (EST)


It would seem that the people of Seattle have just got themselves a key work in the development of Trenton Doyle Hancock's art.

In the past Hancock has gone about inventing his art in a way that I don't think I've encountered anywhere...

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