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20 Years of Honoring Mid-Career Avant-Garde Artists

Herb Alpert | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Herb Alpert

We need these artists so that the bell of freedom of expression continues to ring. Creativity should be one of our country's most important products.

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty): An Interview With John Moletress and Caridad Svich

Jody Christopherson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

JARMAN promo scene featuring PUSSY NOIR from Ben Carver on Vimeo. April 17th -27th, Interdisciplinary Washington, D.C.theater company force/collisi...

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

States of Mind in Black and White

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

I created this group of black and white images to depict states of mind we are all familiar with.

BACK TO THE FLOOD With Alan Cumming

Jennifer Elster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Elster

The latest installment from The Being Experience is BACK TO THE FLOOD featuring Alan Cumming narrating a story about a tragic suicide, while my soul and other things drowned in the flood.

Of Art and History: The Armory Show at 100: The New-York Historical Society

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

A hundred years ago, in February 1913, some 87,000 art lovers viewed the International Exhibition of Modern Art, sponsored by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors at the Lexington Avenue Armory at 25th Street.

Behind the Seams of Avant-Garde Fashion: threeASFOUR in the Studio

Ruthie Abel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Style
Ruthie Abel

While much of New York Fashion Week coverage focuses on cocktail parties and Victoria Beckham's stolen bicycle, there's an untold story about a part of the fashion world engaged in real innovation.

Barcelona Beckons: Repositioning the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

Bartomeu Mari, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA) is not a man to be easily discouraged. Over the past five years, MACBA's budget has shrunk one million Euro a year, dropping from a high of 14 million in 2008 to a low of 10 million today.

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Meet The Man Who Wants To Print The Internet

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

Think of all the paper jams. Artist and the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate Kenneth Goldsmith has rented out a 500-square-meter space ...

Socrates Sculpture Park Engages the Community With Its New Show, do it (outside)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

Socrates Sculpture Park and do it are a marriage made in heaven. Their concept and ethos reflect each other perfectly. Both are about, crucuially, community and ongoing collaborations, about loosening common preconceived notions about the hierarchies in art.

8 Art Movements That Were Hoaxes, Pranks, Or Misfires

ARTINFO | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

While the history of art movements includes many that were either short-lived or limited to few active participants -- "Vorticism," the largely forgot...

Buke and Gase's General Dome: Newer Name, Grittier Sound

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Sometime after the release of Buke and Gass's Riposte in 2010--a striking first impression of a record--the industrious DIY duo did something confusing: they changed their name..slightly...to Buke and Gase.

A Conversation with Eva Mendes: The Dreams and Nightmares of Holy Motors

Brian Formo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Holy Motors is many things, but mostly it is a dream. Leos Carax's new film is a series of scenarios with Denis Lavant playing a different character every time he steps out of a limousine -- entering into varied fantasies

New Avant Garde Classical Music Composed and Performed During Hurricane Sandy

Joel Garten | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Joel Garten

During Hurricane Sandy, there were pieces of metal siding being blown down the street outside, clanging around in the wind. And the trees were shaking violently. But in my warm studio, I was at peace and composing up a storm of my own.

AFI Review: Leos Carax's Holy Motors

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Holy Motors is two things: a love note to performance and a love note to cinema. It's an episodic film with dreamy bookends, a few winks at other films and the current state of cinema and audiences, laid at the altar of a very committed actor.

(R)evolution in Frankfurt: Heide Hatry's Not a Rose Delivers Interactivity to a New Standard

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The project delivers a new paradigm of life/death/rebirth cycle into the avant-garde, marrying the organic and ephemeral that once limited the archival potential of feminist art into the masculine realm of digital technology.

Avant-Garde Makeup Artist Channels Your Dreams (And Nightmares)

Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts

There was a time when makeup was simply about enhancing your natural features, but now it seems nature has nothing to do with it. Avant-garde makeup a...

Eli Keszler: The Violent New Worlds of Catching Net; "L-Carrier" Video Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Daniel J. Kushner

With his double album Catching Net, Eli Keszler continues to do what few artists are able to do -- effectively translate his installations into engaging audio recordings.

Experiments in Opera: Under Deconstruction

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

This seemingly evasive conceit reflects a decidedly nuanced approach to the storied, well-trodden path that is Opera -- openly acknowledging more recent "experimental" precedents even while turning further back in operatic history for creative inspiration.

Royal College of Art: Meet the Students (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Those who wonder why London continues to be such an important influencer on the global creative industry are no longer left guessing. With a three-p...

More Crappy Real Estate Video Tours

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

I'd like to showcase the cinematic skills of real estate video found on YouTube -- and the mad filmmaking geniuses that produce them.

Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...

A Man Of Few Notes

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

John Cage may seem like a strange choice for a series of tribute concerts at Juilliard, but those leading the effort say the avant-garde composer is r...

Looking Closer At Absence

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Jennie C. Jones' works address absence. Yet instead of treating absence as pure lack, Jones explores its texture, its logic, its intention, its residu...