Archive for December, 2017

IN PRINT: January 2018

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Possible Views of the Art World

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Anna Maria Maiolino

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Germany Takes Steps To Guard Women Against Sexual Assault As They Ring In New Year

In Berlin, authorities are taking extra security measures ahead of New Year's celebrations. "Safety zones" are being set up for female party-goers, but some people are critical of this move.

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The People Who Play The Piano In London’s St. Pancras Station [VIDEO]

A Brazilian teenager who started playing the piano after watching videos online, a musician from Australia, and many, many others are happy to sit down and perform as millions of people stream through the station.

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John Portman, Architect Of Soaring Hotel Atriums And Transformer Of Skylines, Has Died At 93

Portman's buildings "often evoked oohs and aahs from the public, but were not always a hit with critics, who called them concrete islands, self-contained cities within cities — serving their patrons yet insular, even forbidding to outsiders. But by combining architectural talents with the savvy of a real estate entrepreneur, Mr. Portman was hugely successful and a rarity among... | Read More

New York – General Idea: “Ziggurat” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Through January 13th, 2018

General Idea, 1968 General Idea Shaped Ziggurat Painting #1 (1986), via Mitchell-Innes and Nash Formed in Toronto in 1969 by AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, the artist collective General Idea built its body of work on a strikingly diverse array of themes, constantly revisiting both the field of contemporary art production and the identity […]... | Read More

New York – General Idea: “Ziggurat” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Through January 13th, 2018

General Idea, 1968 General Idea Shaped Ziggurat Painting #1 (1986), via Mitchell-Innes and Nash Formed in Toronto in 1969 by AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, the artist collective General Idea built its body of work on a strikingly diverse array of themes, constantly revisiting both the field of contemporary art production and the identity […]... | Read More

Top AJBlogs Posts From The Weekend Of 12.31.17

What We Liked in 2017 When Doug McLennan asked me to write a description for my blog that ArtsJournal would begin hosting in 2017, I thought about the topics which move me to spend time writing—the things that I feel ... read more AJBlog: The Bright RidePublished 2017-12-30

Recent Listening And Viewing: Ernie Watts Ernie Watts, Wheel Of Time (Flying Dolphin) From his years with... | Read More

The Australian True Crime Writer Who Says She Can Now ‘Die Happy’

Helen Garner, after James Wood praised her in The New Yorker: "I used to have all sorts of secret, spiteful feelings because I never won any prizes in Australia for my non-fiction. I put a lot of energy into acting like I didn’t care. I did, quite a lot. It has literary value and I have worked on it as hard as any fiction I’ve written. So I felt deeply gratified and relieved of enormous... | Read More

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