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Reveling in the Pleasure of Process and DIY Culture


Installation view of ‘List Project: Ethan Hayes-Chute’ at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (all images courtesy the MIT List Visual Arts Center) CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

Harvard’s Garden of Glass Flowers Blooms Again


The ‘Glass Flowers’ gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (courtesy Harvard University) CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

The 1940s Royal Academy President Who Considered Picasso “a Menace”


A telegraph from Alfred Munnings to Thomas Bodkin (all images courtesy Chiswick Auctions) Sir Alfred Munnings, president of the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts in the 1940s, was famous for his masterful paintings of racehorses.

An Artist Attempts to Resensitize Us to Images of Violence


Cassils performs “Powers That Be,” April 2, 2016, at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles (photo by Cassils with Leon Mostovoy and courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts) BOSTON — In “Inextinguishable Fire,” a digital video by Cassils, the artist assumes the aspect of a martyr while being enveloped by flames.

Join Hyperallergic for an Art-Filled Day Trip to Philadelphia on October 22


Currently on view at the ICA Philadelphia: Muhal Richard Abrams, “View From Within” (1985), collage and acrylic on canvas, 17 3/4 x 25 1/2 in (photo by Gavin Ashworth, © MCA Chicago) We love Philadelphia!

A Leader of Attacks on Timbuktu Shrines Convicted of War Crime


Islamists destroying shrines in Timbuktu in 2012 (screenshot via AFP/YouTube) In a historic decision today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted an individual who destroyed cultural heritage of committing a war crime.

Crank That! A Dutch Museum Devoted to Musical Clocks and Self-Playing Instruments


An orchestrion at the Museum Speelklok (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless indicated otherwise) (click to enlarge) UTRECHT, The Netherlands — Right off the city’s main commercial thoroughfare, where bicycles zoom past with a clinking sound, is one of the Netherlands’ most surprising treasures, the Museum Speelklok (or Museum of Musical Clocks).

ArtRx LA


Belkis Ayón, “La cena (The Supper)” (1991), Collograph (Collection of the Belkis Ayón Estate, via fowler.ucla.edu) LOS ANGELES — This week, an exhibition opens on an overlooked Bay Area arts movement, a show in an abandoned hospital explores what it means to be human, Mexican artist Mónica Mayer lectures on feminist art, and more.

A Lesbian Artist Who Painted Her Circle of Women at the Turn of the 20th Century


Installation view, ‘The Art of Romaine Brooks’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (image courtesy the Smithsonian American Art Museum) (click to enlarge) WASHINGTON, DC — Tucked into a far corner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), an exhibit showcases the extensive career of artist Romaine Brooks, a turn-of-the-20th-century icon who’s since been largely forgotten by the mainstream.

The Southeast Asian Artists Who Searched for a Regional Identity After Colonialism


Installation view of ‘The Singapore Art Archive Project’ at Sa Sa Bassac, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — For far too long, and to this day, Southeast Asia has been aestheticized, largely by the French, as a means to advance the role of the colonizer.

Mark Bradford’s Paintings Bring Out the Politics in Clyfford Still’s


Installation view of ‘Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford’ at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (courtesy the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, photo by Tom Loonan) BUFFALO — Many published interviews with the contemporary artist Mark Bradford focus on his youth and the geography of Los Angeles, but not his conversation with Abstract Expressionism.

Your Concise Guide to the 2016 Bushwick Open Studios


Bushwick: ain’t no Basel. (photo by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) The weather is cool, cafés are selling pumpkin-flavored treats, and it’s time for Bushwick Open Studios (BOS)!

Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments


Marcel Duchamp, “Rotorelief No. 5 – Poisson Japonais” (recto) (GIF via televandelist.com) In 1935, Marcel Duchamp set up a booth at the Concours Lépine, a French fair for inventors promoting their latest gadgets that still occurs to this day.

A Weighty Rashid Johnson Show that Doesn’t Take Off


Rashid Johnson, “Antoine’s Organ” (2016) at Hauser & Wirth (all images courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, all photos by Martin Parsekian) The dream embedded in the hymn “I’ll Fly Away” is rest — a cessation of struggle, labor, drudgery.

Explore the World’s Sounds Through a Map of Field Recordings and Remixes


Cities and Memory’s global sound map (screenshot via citiesandmemory.com) Since 2014, hundreds of artists have been making field recordings, transforming them into new sounds, and sending both files to the online project Cities and Memory.

An Artist’s Fantastical Dioramas Fill a Tiny Store Along the Hudson


Matthew Pleva, “July 20, 1969” (2009), 13 1/2 x 9 x 91/4 inches, graphite on paper water color, balsa, brass rod, vintage television (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted) KINGSTON, New York — Walking on John Street in Kingston on a rainy Saturday night my eye was caught by the oddest storefront on the block.

Encyclopedias Transformed into Dazzling, Dada-Inspired Sculptures


Brian Dettmer, “First to Pass Through” (2015). Hardcover books, acrylic varnish (Images courtesy PPOW, copyright Brian Dettmer) The title of artist Brian Dettmer’s Dodo Data Dada, showing at PPOW, sounds like cute alliterative nonsense until you realize it’s a clever description of the work on view: Sculptures made of old encyclopedias, a medium nearing extinction, with their pages of data carved into intricate photomontages reminiscent of Dada artists like Hannah Hoch.

The Rise and Fall of the East Village Lenin Statue


The statue of Vladimir Lenin on the roof of the Red Square apartment building in New York (photo by Allison Meier for Hyperallergic) When I first started hanging out in the East Village in the mid-1970s, it was loaded with unofficial monuments to an older Lower East Side: Boarded up Yiddish theaters and a largely unused bocce ball court on Houston Street were reminders of the days when an immigrant community flourished.  About 15 years later, shortly after the 12-story, 130-rental-unit complex Red Square was constructed on Houston Street, the southeast corner of its rooftop was adorned with a 16-foot statue of Vladimir Lenin, who held up a defiant arm inciting the equally defiant locals.

Anti-BP Protesters Release Pirates, Merpeople, and the Kraken at the British Museum


The BP kraken and pirates are surrounded during Sunday’s protest performance at the British Museum. (all photos courtesy BP or not BP?

The Grisly and Heroic Propaganda of the Doomed Franklin Expedition


Frederic Edwin Church, “The Icebergs” (1861), oil on canvas (via Dallas Museum of Art/Wikimedia) This month, the infamously ill-fated Franklin Expedition returned to the headlines with the discovery of the missing HMS Terror.


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