• Intense Proximity At Palais de Tokyo

      Monday, 16 July 2012 16:19

      The Palais de Tokyo near Trocadero was built for the 1937 International Exposition. A veritable white elephant in the academic “column-beam-slab” style, its 22,000 square feet has a tumultuous history, to say the least: part of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) until the late 70s, it then served as the Musée d’Art et d’Essai, […]

    • Modern & Contemporary Sur Les Champs

      Friday, 13 July 2012 14:40

      For the past five years, Art Elysees has brought together over sixty galleries of modern and contemporary art. Housed within two pavilions located on the Champs-Elysées avenue, from the Grand Palais to the Place de laConcorde, Art Elysees promises to transcend the fair’s anticipation and present the highest quality of art during the third weekend […]

    • Michael Joo, Exit From The House Of Being

      Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:15

      Joo applies this highly reflexive paint like a defiant Abstract Expressionist confronting his oppressors. The paint is at once a motif of socio-politicised territoriality; an issue of political divides and boundaries that become physical. It also serves a conceptually multifaceted purpose as the paint works to tie space together—even the face of the shields to […]

    • In Conversation: Amanda Church Interviews Gary Petersen

      Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:33

      GP: I’m not sure if art (and I speak of visual art) has much of an impact on the non- art person these days. And yet the irony is that the art world is bigger than ever! I see the young more influenced by video games than art. But art is there for anyone who wants to look and […]

    • All The Boys and Girls

      Monday, 9 July 2012 15:43

      All The Boys and Girls brings together the work of Ben Alper and Judith Shimer in an intimate meditation on the passage of time and the passing of us, an exploration of the way in which we fulfill our desire to capture and thereby preserve our own fleeting experiences with visual records that offer us […]

    • Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp

      Friday, 6 July 2012 15:52

      Many of Mellencamp’s paintings are portraits of anonymous subjects known only to the artist.  However the varied facial expressions trigger a curiosity that becomes a desire which takes one into the medium and surface of the painting itself, showing how visually arresting subject matter does not have to be drawn from a commonly-known sign system.  […]

    • United In Anger: A History of ACT UP

      Thursday, 5 July 2012 14:52

        Presented by director Jim Hubbard and producer Sarah Schulman, UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP documents the birth and life of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from the perspective of those in the trenches, who fought the epidemic, social indifference, government neglect, and corporate greed. Using remarkably insightful interviews from […]

    • In Conversation: Matt Jones Interviews Kadar Brock

      Tuesday, 3 July 2012 14:49

      In regards to art history, I think it’s both linear and simultaneous. I mean, at this moment all information and art is always already present, and it’s all interrelated to what we make now, like some non-prioritized google search, like buoys on the ocean. Of course, I have a team of artists I want to […]

    • UK By Hand

      Friday, 29 June 2012 15:38

        Scavenging bricks and wood for kiln-building, camping overnight at outdoor firing sites, throwing hundreds of pots a day, and making your own pottery tools. It’s difficult to imagine students embarking on a ceramics course like this today. Yet for the last half-century, teaching ‘hands-on’ skills to ensure self-sufficiency as a working potter was the […]

    • Paris No Maps

      Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:37

      This story begins unlike the other ones – with a noise in the night. Not the usual racket of nighttime sirens, traffic passing monotonously in the rain – No: doors slamming, electric saws, the spiky hiss of a welding torch. Is someone breaking in to the Archives? A bureaucrat from the Museum staging a midnight […]