Tag Archives: contemporary art
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Indonesia Gets its First Modern Art Museum

Indonesia, a country with a rich cultural heritage and deep appreciation for art, will get its first international modern and contemporary art museum next year.  The structure is being built and financed by Haryanto Adikoesoemo, a prominent Indonesian businessman. The new museum will take over a 43,000 square foot space near the heart of Jakarta, […]

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De Wain Valentine

De Wain Valentine at David Zwirner

De Wain Valentine was in junior high after World War II, a fact that would mean little for the world at large except for an odd little domino of events: post-war, the defense industries were forced to scale back by lack of demand. A defense contractor in Fort Collins, Colorado, found itself with a surplus […]

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matisse cut outs at moma

Don’t Miss Matisse at MoMA This Winter

Henri Matisse was an artist that was known for his range; throughout his career he created works that evoked many different styles and utilized different artistic disciplines. According to the Oxford University Press, “French painter, draughtsman, sculptor, printmaker, designer and writer. He came to art comparatively late in life and made his reputation as the […]

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Charles Chaz Bojorquez graffiti artist

Graffiti Art Icon: Charles ‘Chaz’ Bojórquez

Los Angeles has long been known for its graffiti artists. Names like Shepard Fairey, JR, and Morley have been making the streets of LA more colorful and culturally charged, alongside countless street artists who have emblazoned their personal tags to the sides of buildings across the city. One artists that has been tagging LA for […]

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Judith Scott sculpture

Coming Soon: Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is one of New York City’s finest cultural institutions; its programming always offers compelling exhibitions from local and international artists, and its permanent collection is rich with ancient Egyptian masterpieces, decorative arts, contemporary works, and almost everything in between. This fall, the museum welcomes an array of incredible exhibitions, including one that […]

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Is the World Ready for a Nicolas Cage Art Show?

What makes Mr. Cage such an unusual screen presence and an even more atypical movie star is that he’s habitually very good and very bad from movie to movie, and sometimes scene to scene in a single film. Unlike most movie stars, whose stardom is partly predictable on a recognizable, coherent, stable persona and the […]

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Coming Soon: Maria Lassnig at MoMA PS1

If you’ve never before seen the works of contemporary painter Maria Lassnig in person, now is your chance. MoMA PS1, a solely contemporary, boundary-pushing affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, will be presenting works by the groundbreaking Maria Lassnig, with a particular emphasis on her self-portraiture. The Austrian artist, born in 1919, is considered […]

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Lucy Sparrow Reimagines Retail in her All-Felt ‘Cornershop’

There is an important conversation unfolding right now in the art world about consumerism, politics, and myriad social issues – and it’s being addressed with crafts. The New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA) call their crocheted public artworks a form of “craftivism,” a term that Chloe Veltman touched upon in her New York Times article, […]

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‘Hooray for Hollywood!’ Evokes a Pop Princess’s Artistic Sensibility

Holly Solomon – art collector, socialite, gallery owner, and even muse to the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein – is currently being celebrated at NYC’s Mixed Greens in the group exhibition, Hooray for Hollywood!. The exhibit showcases the artistic sensibility of the self-proclaimed “Pop Princess,” and quietly illustrates the ways in which she […]

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Hey Kitten, Don’t Miss ‘Cat Art Show Los Angeles’ This Weekend

We’re barely a month into 2014 and it’s already apparent that cats will continue to rule pop culture this year. You’d be hard-pressed to browse the web these days and NOT see the face of a four-legged feline; cats are no longer just domesticated pets, but stars of the Internet, social media, and now, they […]

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