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On Metamodern Dada

Jesse Damiani | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Screens. Bright fingers that claw at our eyes. Expressions of tenderness, movements of thought, sexual fantasies, our greatest battles. More and more,...

Swiss in New York -- Yeah

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Dieter Meier, known as the Godfather of techno pop along with collaborator Boris Blank, kept Le Poisson Rouge jumping Sunday night, though the uber polite Swiss obeyed the New York cabaret laws and didn't dance.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

A Conversation With Maestro James Conlon

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.21.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Beginning Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, San Francisco Symphony presents an extraordinary combination of masterworks conducted by James Conlon.

Meet The Original Face Of Punk Feminism

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Dada artists of the early 20th century were constantly deconstructing the imagery around them, using scissors and glue to craft new objects from munda...

Man Ray Wasn't Only A Photographer

Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

Most of us know Man Ray as a surrealist photographer, the inventive eye who transformed an odalisque into a human violin and a teardrop into a glowing...

6 Brilliantly Bizarre Dada Visionaries You Should Know

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

If you've ever looked at a sandbox and thought that's art, if you've ever been moved to tears by a kitchen appliance, or if you've ever imagined a tel...

Happy Birthday Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

In honor of Man Ray's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today is the birt...

GOP Rep Accuses Obama Of Bigotry Against Christians

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama is "intolerant" of Christians, criticizing the president's opposition to a Natio...

Hans Richter: The Future Is Now (at LACMA)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The exhibition "Hans Richter: Encounters" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a curator's dream: retrospective of a somewhat obscure, multiplatform artist, who is equally adept (and revolutionary) in painting and film.

Melting Away The Real

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

Urs Fischer and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art are a match made in artsy heaven. The Swiss artist, who notoriously took a jackhamm...

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dada devotee and Surrealist artist, Max Ernst. The prolific painter, sculptor and creative partner of Dorothea Tanning, would...

Happy Birthday, Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of avant-garde photographer and painter who came into this world as Emmanuel Radnitzky, and left as Man Ray. The renowned Surrea...

Underrated Albums of the 90s -- Part 1

Robbie Gennet | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Robbie Gennet

I wanted to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s, now that enough time has passed to get some perspective. Feel free to post your own under-appreciated faves from the '90s in the comments below.

Old Bones, New Flesh: Sonnabend's Twomblys

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Twombly does not exist outside of visual art, like pure Dada, which is essentially conceptual. He subscribes to the visual tradition. This gives him the affinity and perspective to pull a Korine with it, to scrape off the flesh until the bones of grammar emerge.

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...

Dada Art Discovery In Israel

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

Imagine the feeling of uncovering a Marcel Janco mural that hasn't been seen in half a century. That's precisely what happened to Eli Shaltiel as he w...

Wallace Berman: The Aleph Male

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

All too rare is an art exhibition that invites the viewer to share in the joy of discovery, engaging us as confidants in new revelations that suddenly seem self-evident. "Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976," is just such an exhibition.

Ingenue Interview -- Chloe: Chasser Croiser/The Surreal and Its Echo

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts
Nicole Garton

Chloé's style, poised between genres and aesthetics, reflects a unique eclecticism which has led her to become one of the most sought-after leaders of the contemporary electronic scene.

Digitally Deconstructing Shakespeare

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Ben Arogundade

Four hundred years after he wrote them, Shakespeare's words can be imbued with a brand new set of values, simply by re-arranging them on the page.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

A Nonsense Holiday: Today Begins International Dadaism Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Today marks the beginning of one of the weirdest holidays you'll ever hear of: International Dadaism Month. The declaration was made on December 27,...

Blague d'Art: Write of Spring

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Peter Frank

Now that Painting Is Back, the loft party's over. Are today's painters ready to take over the universe the way the neo-expressionists did?

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: William Kentridge: Do You Believe in Magic?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-03-19-zpull.jpg William Kentridge does New York: a new exhibition at MoMA and a new opera at the Met cementKentridge's place at the apex of ambitious artists.