Archive | January, 2014

5Pointz Artists to Feature Work In Upcoming Gallery Show

When 5Pointz: The Institute of Higher Burnin’, also known as the 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, closed its doors in late 2013, it marked the end of an era. Originally founded in 1993 by Pat DiLillo, over time 5Pointz had evolved into a graffiti mecca, where artists could come and proudly display their work on the […]

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Coming Soon: Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim

So far, January has resulted in the culmination of many fantastic New York City art exhibits. Chris Burden will soon be departing from the New Museum, and there isn’t much time left to view the surrealist works of Rene Magritte or the impressive collection of modern American works at the Museum of Modern Art. Happily, […]

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#TBT ‘Girls’ Creator Lena Dunham is a Cultivator of Culture

Lena Dunham is unquestionably one of Hollywood’s “it” girls, with an edge. The actress, director, producer, and writer has taken the entertainment industry by storm over the last few years; her quiet entry into filmmaking amazed fans with independent movies like 2010’s Tiny Furniture, and now she’s a full-blown star with hit show Girls soon […]

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creative time brooklyn museum

Creative Time Ignites Conversations Through Public Art

Public art, both the grand and the restrained, has the power to ignite critical conversations about social issues, and can make us look at shared spaces in entirely new ways. One organization that is dedicated to sparking these conversations is Creative Time, a New York-based nonprofit that was formed to support the creation of groundbreaking […]

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new craft artists in action

The New Craft Artists In Action Fosters More Close-Knit Communities

Public space has long been an important part of artistic discourse, existing both on the fringe and in more accepted contemporary examples. One art collective has managed to combine a focus on public space with a passion for athleticism and a D.I.Y. sensibility. Meet the New Craft Artists in Action. The New Craft Artists in […]

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Flags of many nations

The Risk of Feeding a Cultural Food Chain

A few months back, we discussed the importance of cultural heritage and taking ownership of your own culture, while educating yourself about those around you. Cultural pride can help one to cultivate one’s own identity, which can be difficult to do in large cities, for example, where it’s easy to feel lost among so many […]

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Punk: Chaos to Couture Press Preview by Lauren Santo Domingo

#TBT Metropolitan Museum Goes Punk

  Punk was seriously revitalized in 2013, with designers, museums, and musicians paying homage to the iconic counterculture. This article, originally posted on February 13th, 2013, highlighted Punk: From Chaos to Couture, an acclaimed exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last year’s fashion week exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, […]

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