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Conceptual Art

April Nordbee: Small Town Duchamp

John Seed | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
John Seed

April Nordbee, a 29-year-old mother of two who lives in Wisconsin, has found her life completely changed over the past two years, all as the result of a lucky keystroke error she made during a Google search that caused her to discover the life and work of artist Marcel Duchamp.

This Artist Is Literally Bottling Up Our Emotions

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts

Therapists (and mothers) around the world have touted the old adage that it's unhealthy to bottle up emotions. For Tennessee-based artist Taylor Kinse...

Ai Weiwei's Evidence: Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The retrospective is titled Evidence and is seen as a political exhibition with works that comment on social and political issues in China.

The Art of Conceptual Poetry: Interview With Geoffrey Gatza

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Geoffrey Gatza is an award-winning poet and editor. He is the author many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House.

NCCA Kronstadt: All Ways But Still

j.frede | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
j.frede

For centuries, man has placed his faith in an invisible force. Something that could be felt, feared even, but which remains unseen.

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.

7 Top 'Art Wanks' at Tasmania's Newest Museum: 'Monanism' on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's a large box-type edifice built at a reported cost of more than $75 million into a sandstone cliff on a promontory a 30-minute ferry ride from Hobart, Tasmania's capital, on the north bank of the Derwent River.

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

Drawing as Monastic Practice: Steven Assael at Forum Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

A collection of drawings by Steven Assael is on display right now at Forum Gallery in Manhattan. Assael is universally known by high-technique figurative painters working in the United States today, among whom his skills are legendary.

The Eternal Conceptual: John Bauer's Practice

Bettina Gilois | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

John Bauer grew up immersed in the primal, face to face with the concept of the infinite, as a surfer raised in the beach culture of La Jolla, in Southern California. To hear him describe his experience of the ocean is to glimpse the conceptual existentialism in his work.

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.

An Installation For Art Nerds And Germaphobes Alike

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

From 1918 to 2009 a woman named Rebecca Levy lived above the beloved London gallery Raven Row, filling up her flat with kitschy knick-knacks, collecte...

The Invention of Dieter Meier

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

It is in Dieter Meier's work as an artist where he best melds his chameleon-like thirst for adventure, with his comic sense of the futility of any endeavor. Now, his evolution as an artist and performer is on view in a show, Dieter Meier the Yello Years.

T.S. Eliot, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan: Masters of Allusion, or Plagiarists?

David Galenson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.

Sol LeWitt's 36 Foot Drawing Takes Shape

Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts

As big fans of conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, we were thrilled to see that a colorful mural originally imagined by the late artist in 1989 is currently...

How Artists Survive - Part 4 - Independence Day in Iran

Juri Koll | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.

Happy Birthday, John Baldessari!

Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts

Today marks the 82nd birthday of one of the cleverest, tallest and most wonderfully bearded artists we know, John Baldessari. The towering 6'7" ar...

César: A Giacometti for the Machine Age

David Galenson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

César's sculptures show us what Giacometti's work might have looked like if he had been locked in a junk yard with a spot welder. Whatever the material or method, whether figurative or abstract, the sculptures of César share a concern with surface texture.

Q0: Daniel Maidman and Noah Becker in conversation

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Their conversation, conducted by email over several days, illustrates two people with profoundly different outlooks on their many points of commonality working towards a shared vocabulary for talking about art.

The History of the Stick: Georg Herold's Path to Mastery

Bettina Gilois | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

Georg Herold is the master of the material in the realm of the conceptual. As it all began with a stick, it has never lost its original conception.

The Young Genius

David Galenson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Pablo Picasso was the quintessential artistic genius of the 20th century. Importance in intellectual disciplines is a function of influence, and Picas...

Banker to Artist

Marko Remec | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Marko Remec

I'm often asked how a former banker becomes an artist. I think of myself as an artist who became a banker who then came full circle back to art. Now I go to my sculpture studio every day keeping even longer hours than I did as a banker.

Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

Jane Harris | Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts
Jane Harris

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Yoko Ono Retrospective Arrives Just In Time

VernissageTV | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art.

Exploding Modern Chinese Art!

Sean Carman | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

This week at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery you can experience some of the coolest modern and ancient Chinese art you are likely to see for a long time.