Author Archive

Art In Public: The Specters of Gezi

After the uprising in Gezi Park, Istanbul’s artists and curators strive to preserve its spirit of free inquiry through group discussions, text-based artworks, and dialogic performances.

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Sightlines: Tina Kukielski

Art21 executive director Tina Kukielski tells us what’s on her mind.

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Issues & Commentary: The New Property Regime

A boon to art market transactions and clear provenance, blockchain technology may serve to confine new digital art forms to old models of private ownership.

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First Look: Rindon Johnson

In installations and videos, artist-writer Rindon Johnson uses materials like distressed cowhide and Vaseline to evoke the long-standing mistreatment of black Americans.

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Backstory: Who’s Hairy?

A member of the Hairy Who recalls the group’s tongue-in-cheek naming process and the love of comic books that helped launch Chicago Imagism in the mid-1960s.

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Books: Kinds of Blue

Becca Rothfeld on Michel Pastoureau’s Blue: The History of a Color.

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Books: Goodness, Truth, and Money

Titia Hulst, ed., A History of the Western Art Market: A Sourcebook of Writings on Artists, Dealers, and Markets and Brad Buckley and John Conomos, eds., Who Runs the Artworld: Money, Power and Ethics.

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Sculpture to Dwell On

Jessi Reaves creates rough-hewn hybrids of furniture and sculpture that feature unorthodox materials and a freewheeling, improvisational style of construction.

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A History of Intensity

Embracing the exuberant disruptiveness the 1960s, the guru-like Harald Szeemann pioneered the role of the peripatetic independent curator who conceives exhibitions as, in effect, personal artworks.

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What Cave Art Means

Prehistoric artists transformed the irregularities of cavern walls into images linked—in ways that remain largely mysterious—to the external world and their own interior processes.

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