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Wednesday, June 11 2014

Ai Weiwei on Truth, Beauty and Futility

Truths and beauties grapple throughout According to What?, a retrospective of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.


Monday, May 5 2014

Who Do We Think They Are?

A self-described visual-activist, Zanele Muholi turns her eye upon the faces of the marginalized GLBT communities of South Africa -- and the faces gaze back.


Monday, December 12 2011

A Slice of Berlin in Los Angeles

Time takes away the meaning of an object. But then again, it also imbues an object, such as fragments of the Berlin Wall, with another.


Sunday, October 30 2011

Art from Protest

From the art inspired by America's Civil Rights movement to today's Occupy Wall Street / Occupy Everywhere demonstrations art, like taking to the streets, is a form of rebellion -- and expression.


Monday, October 17 2011

Pavement Art: When Destruction Is as Important as Creation

While some celebrate art through its destruction, we can ponder the impetus to buy, sell, own and store art away.


Sunday, August 28 2011

On Costumes, Video Games, and the Art of Pretending

A little nostalgia goes a long way. Sometimes, you get so lost in looking at a thing that you forget that it's not real. Or at least, you want to forget that it's not real.


Tuesday, August 2 2011

In With the Old in Bucharest: When There’s No New Space for Art, Find an Old Mansion

In its most recent transformation, Bucharest is striving to become a regular European capital, with office jobs, historical buildings, monuments, hipsters, and an art scene: it's a new world squeezing into old spaces.


Tuesday, May 31 2011

Street Art: From the Frying Pan Straight into the… Museum

Los Angeles seems to be on a mission to make street art/graffiti old news. And fittingly so, since it may be the city that hates it the most.


Monday, April 18 2011

Thomas Doyle’s Dreams and Nightmares: Captured in Bell Jars

Thomas Doyle’s miniatures are very carefully constructed, extremely well preserved versions of murky memories. He likens them to the images one is left with after waking from a dream: singular, isolated scenes, without reference inside a larger narrative.


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