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* * * Thanks to James Kerr (aka Scorpion Dagger) for conjuring up the spirit of Thanksgiving for us.
‘Greer Lankton: Love Me’ installation view (photo by Karl Peterson) I’ve never seen a spoiler alert for an art show, but I learned two unexpected facts as I perused the Greer Lankton exhibition at Participant Inc.
Hannah Rothstein, “Piet Mondrian” (2014) (all images courtesy the artist, via hrothstein.com) What would Vincent van Gogh’s Thanksgiving spread have looked like?
(all images courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries unless noted otherwise) The beautiful mansion that once stood at 353 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill in Brooklyn belonged to the industrialist William Henry Nichols, co-founder of G.
‘Entartete Kunst’ Berlin exhibition postcard, showing signage on the front of the building at Galeriestrasse 4 (courtesy Swann Auction Galleries) Often we think of postcards as cheap, cheesy, innocuous items — printed pictures that crack a joke, offer an idealized version of a place, give us a snippet of experience.
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Playwright Ricardo Abreu Bracho and artist Carolyn Castaño at Human Resources (photo by author for Hyperallergic) LOS ANGELES — Hours after news of the Ferguson grand jury decision swept the country, artists and audience members gathered at the volunteer-run space Human Resources to discuss the ways in which artists can intervene against structural racism, not just in the art world but the world at large.
The Colosseum in Rome (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) A 42-year-old Russian tourist visiting Rome was arrested and fined €20,000 (~$25,000) for carving a “K” nearly 10 inches tall into a wall inside the Colosseum, the first century CE amphitheater.
‘Showgirls’ (1995) (all stills via YouTube) “I just hope that I can be as good as the show.” —Nomi Malone, Showgirls Long brushed off as a horrendous excuse for a film, Paul Verhoeven and Joe Eszterhas’s epic flop Showgirls may have more than meets the eye.
Daniele da Volterra, “Portrait of Michelangelo,” Teylers Museum, Haarlem (photo by Veronika Roux-Vlachova) The near-mythic name of Michelangelo conjures many things: the divine, swirling figures of the Sistine Chapel ceiling; the almost-touching hands of human and divine; Charlton Heston’s grimacing mug; a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Mark Hogancamp, “Untitled” (2009) (all images by the author for Hyperallergic) You would never call Mark Hogancamp and Bosco Sodi landscape artists, but their concurrent exhibitions at Pioneer Works underline an improbable parallel between these two artists whose works are in many ways worlds apart.
Site-specific continues to exist as an art world shibboleth — meaningful within a small group but somehow not connecting with a larger society accustomed to regular changes.
“Door, Svalbard Global Seed Vault” by Dornith Doherty, 2010, 30.25 x 38.77 inches, archival pigment print (click to enlarge) The apocalypse may be a popular trope in sci-fi films and mass market fiction, but it’s not something most people have ever actually prepared for.
Transmutation Notebook D, in which Charles Darwin first started working on the theory that became natural selection, part of the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the AMNH (all images courtesy Darwin Manuscripts Project/AMNH) The digitization of Charles Darwin’s scientific archive is half completed.
Installation view, David Bowie Is, MCA Chicago. September 23, 2014 –January 4, 2015. (photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago) CHICAGO — This is not really a review of the exhibition David Bowie Is.
A busker performs on New York’s MTA in 2010 (photo via clintjcl/Flickr) Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that arrests on New York’s subways were up 300% over 2013, the result of police commissioner Bill Bratton’s zealous focus on the transit system as part of his approach to policing the city.
Rendering of the new lobby and for the George R. Brown Convention Center (image courtesy Visit Houston) A major art commission in Houston has been suddenly placed on hold, prompting the resignation of a director at the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and causing an outcry in the city’s art community, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Xina Xurner (via xinaxurner.com) Just because it’s Thanksgiving this week, doesn’t mean art takes a holiday.
Anna Jermolaewa, installation view of “Untitled (Hermitage Cats)” (2013) By now the Hermitage cats, the troupe of feline pest control agents residing at the State Hermitage Museum in St.