Articles tagged art

Foray into Fragments: Friedrich Schlegel

In this world, truth cannot be known in its fullness. We only get distorted images and fragments of the whole.

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Forays Into the Fragment: Heidegger and Kant

Our relationship with fragments of art is one of a desiring proximity predicated upon an unfathomable and necessary distance.

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‘The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer’ Is an Insightful Look at the Work of a Key Voice in Gaming

This book contextualizes the merit of Rohrer's work as artful explorations beyond the designer's own point of view.

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There’s Splendid Concept Art to Be Found in ‘The Art of Star Wars’

This is a visually stunning display of concepts, characters and starships from a galaxy far, far away that, more often than not, didn’t even end up on screen.

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Is It Always Better to Think Things Through Twice?

Columnist Stanley Fish's collection of works has readers reconsidering how they form their opinions.

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‘LEGO Star Wars’ Is a Photographic Wonderland

Vesa Lehtimäki's collection of photographs featuring LEGO toys in inventive situations is an inspiring and innovative collection.

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‘Drawing Blood’ and Doing Violence to Clichés

When Molly Crabapple stares down danger and corruption, and when she investigates the long reach of terror and greed, she succeeds.

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‘Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery’ Almost Hits the Mark

This isn't an failure but it's not an unqualified success. Its greatest triumph is that it encourages to look beyond its own frames, whether it means to or not.

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‘Marwencol’ Is a Powerful Story About Art and Recovery

This documentary about self-imagining and storytelling reflects the intricate, ever shifting ways that we all understand ourselves, the worlds inside and around us.

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On the Sameness and Difference of ‘Warhol & Mapplethorpe’

This new museum book highlights the challenge of housing two giants under one roof, with mixed results.

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For a Book on Technology, Sven Birkerts’ ‘Changing the Subject’ Is Surprisingly Personal

The honesty, lyricism, and thoughtfulness make Changing the Subject a pleasure to read.

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Five Obstacles That App Artists Face

An opportunity presents itself now for a new kind of art, an art that takes the Minotaur of our times, the internet, by the horns and twists it back in on itself. What we need are more app artists.

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Is ‘The Art of Forgery’ an Art at All?

Noah Charney's intriguing survey of art crime grapples with a question that he himself never fully answers: are the great forgers artists in their own right?

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‘Come As You Are’: This Is the Season for Remembering the ‘90s

The complexity of identity, audience, and capital is a strong current running throughout this beautiful book.

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The Aliens Landed in Latin America a Long Time Ago

Past Futures makes clear; futuristic and fantastical art has long been a feature of Latin American sci-fi.

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‘Out of Sight’ Gives LA’s ‘60s Art Scene the Respect It’s Due

It is now universally understood that LA is among a handful of global centers for the production of significant new art.

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Those Talented, Tempestuous Van Goghs: ‘Vincent and Theo’

Robert Altman’s beautiful film reminds us of Van Gogh's genius and provides an intimate portrait of two brothers bound by their love of art.

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11 Jun 2014 // 2:30 AM

Eve Babitz, with Los Angeles at Her Feet

As the cynosure of the counterculture, Eve Babitz knew everybody worth knowing; slept with everybody worth sleeping with and better still, made herself felt in every encounter.

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‘Shelter Island’ Makes Harald Olsen’s Art a Living, Breathing, Organic Experience

Shelter Island is the sort of film that can take audiences who know nothing about art or care nothing for it and make them feel something.

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‘Beyond Good & Evil’, Beyond Art & Not-Art

Culture, civility, and empathy. When crafted with the elegance and care of Beyond Good & Evil, videogames exceed every arbitrary 'requirement' for Art demanded by those who would deny them worth.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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