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Art Invades Popular Culture?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The Internet is breaking down the invisible boundaries between the art world and mass culture; influence knows no boundaries.

PLAN ForYourArt, February 11-14

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

PLAN ForYourArt, February 4-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Every week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

Is Art Important?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek


Instead of talking about reducing funds for the arts, we should make sure that as part of the country's recovery efforts, programs like the New Deal's Work Progress Administration, are resurrected.

Artists Face Tough Times In Economic Downturn

Agnes Gund | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Agnes Gund

Things are bad, but things are worse for artists. However, in times like these, extraordinary ideas are often born and become realities.

Fire in Ice: A Sculptor Tames the Alaskan Frontier

Suzy Bales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Suzy Bales

Melded to Les, the gardener and ice artist, is the Alaskan frontier spirit. It buoys him beautifully through all kinds of extreme weather.

Gaga May Be Good, "Still Bill" Withers Is Great

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Rosenthal

Still Bill is an extraordinary film about Bill Withers, who was born to a black family in W. Virginia, stuttered until he was 28, made toilets for a living, and then wrote Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me and Use Me.

This Week In Art: The Art of Collaboration

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In today's interconnected world, with virtually no barriers to entry for anyone who wants to participate in the dialogue, I believe that the best projects will come from working together.

This Week In Art: Can You Measure the Value of Art?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Perhaps MOCA's decision to think "out of the box" and hire someone from the commercial art world addresses the real financial perils faced by many nonprofits today.

PLAN ForYourArt, January 22-23

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In her new exhibition, Between Science and Magic, Diana Thater revives the mythology of Hollywood filmmaking and the notion of "movie magic."

When Historical Partnerships End Before the Work Is Finished

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lapham's Quarterly

For two people seemingly fused together and yet fiercely independent, one of the great misconceptions about Christo and Jeanne-Claude's art was that the artist was solely Christo.

The Material of Public Art

Mark Mennin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Mennin

The production of plastics, a synthetic, may be greener than the overall impact from fashioning art out of wood, what would seem to be the most organic material.

Living A Poetic Life

Tamsin Rothschild | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamsin Rothschild

Who would not want a little more poetry in their life? And I am not talking about drama, I am talking about poetry. And not necessarily Keats either.

An Interview With Liam Gillick

Zefrey Throwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zefrey Throwell

Find out what Liam Gillick's hobby is, hear him say the words, "unicorns, planets, and falling down" and much more in this audio interview.

Jeanne-Claude Dead: Gates Co-Creator, Christo's Wife Dies

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Artist Jeanne-Claude, who created the 2005 Central Park installation "The Gates" and other large scale "wrapping" projects around the...

Artists Brighten Empty Storefronts During Gloomy Recession

nytimes.com | Diane Cardwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At the end of a dark passageway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, almost 50 artworks have suddenly parked in a bright, spare gallery. ...

Literary Community Rallies Around Author Through Donations for Silent Auction

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cicily Janus

In artist communities around our country, it is imperative that we support each other and gather the support of others outside the community, especially in times of trouble.

Art and the Public Purpose: Does the Country Need a Cultural Policy?

Nick Rabkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

The divisive and bitter culture war conflicts about race, sexuality, expressive freedom and the role of government in the arts continue to chill the politics of culture, even in the Obama era.

Declaring Your Artistic Self

Tamsin Rothschild | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamsin Rothschild

I believe we are all artists. I cringe and want to shake people when I hear them lament: "I am not creative", "I do not have a creative bone in my body." This is so desperately untrue.

How Lame Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nelson Montana

How is it that a bunch of label executives have become the arbiters of who's worthy of honor and who isn't? It's the very antithesis of Rock and Roll!

Artist As Citizen: Judge Our Climate Contest

Richard Reiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Reiss

Over the summer, we set a couple of dozen creative students the task of describing the risk from climate change, as framed in the most recent IPCC and MIT reports.

Life As An Artist

Wallace Shawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wallace Shawn

I've always somewhat hated being "me" and only me. I wrote my first play at the age of 10, 55 years ago, and I've always found it a fantastic relief to imagine I know what things would be like from other points of view.

Insound 10 Classic Design Project

Mike Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Perry

A little compromising between my ideas and those of the bands involved in this new project landed us with 10 unique posters celebrating the result of making. Music, posters, art.

Four Ways to Find Fulfillment at Work

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Many people strive for success and admiration at work and pour energy in to the promise of their careers, but somewhere along the way find that the anticipated rewards do not materialize.

Who Isn't John Galt? Part 2

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

To those who posted about having to "share" their earnings with those who had "no hand in it at all": you are truly living in a fictitious reality.