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Artists’ Contracts | Curators

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Based on a 1971 contract produced by exhibition organizer Seth Siegelaub and lawyer Robert Projansky, artist Maria Eichhorn took nine years to interview a group of artists and gallerists discussing the troublesome aspects of drafting contracts that may or may not have protected artists and their future gains. Two pictures in the book show Vassilakis […]

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Tags: Art · Art Market · Bern · Books · Business · Contemporary Art · Culture · Debate · Risk · Strategy · Theory

Art or Not Art?

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Chair of Art History, Theory and Criticism at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been busy editing several insightful and inquisitive books as part of The Art Seminar series published by Routledge. The State of Art Criticism is a follow up to his earlier book What Happened to Art […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Criticism · Debate · Education · New York · Technology · Theory · Video

4 a.m. Manifesto

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments

A is for alba, currently on view at Wave Hill, is Ilene Sunshine‘s most recent magical site-specific installation. There has been a significant transformation in the way viewers experience this installation, since its opening in March and the seasonal change in the surrounding landscape. Similar to Santiago Calatrava who rises at 4 a.m., Sunshine is […]

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Tags: Arkitektur · Books · Contemporary Art · Exhibitions · Installation · Sculpture · Strategy

Libraries Day + Night

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

A month ago Evan Mirapaul, the contemporary art collector and founder of Elements Quartet, pulled off a gracious last minute appearance in a revealing Artist Dialogue with brilliant librarian and artist Deirdre Donohue. He was ecstatically enthusiastic as he showed us his copy of The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel. National Library Week (April […]

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Tags: Books · Business · Community · Contemporary Art · Culture · Librarians · Libraries · Music · New York · Photography · Strategy

Contemporary Thinkers

April 3rd, 2009 · 7 Comments

Thanks to Diarmuid Costello and Jonathan Vickery students, art collectors and anyone else interested in understanding contemporary art, can tap into short and succinct explanations of theories by some of the major thinkers who have formulated their interpretations of art since 1960. This book is an explicative and critical index to the works and ideas […]

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Tags: Arezoo Moseni · Art · Basel · Books · Contemporary Art · Criticism · Culture · Education · History · Online Journals · Philosophy · Strategy · Theory

Thomas Hirschhorn

March 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In his comical and dysfunctional Universal Gym, Hirschhorn brings back his usual low tech constructions made from cardboard, foil, glass, heart monitors, rubber, tape, trophies, wood, etc. overloading viewers with stuff of consumerism. The motionless figures are similar to stuffed museum specimen. The hearts are gouged out of their chests, and they seem distant. Love […]

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Tags: Arezoo Moseni · Basel · Body · Books · Contemporary Art · Exhibitions · Gym · Health · Installation · New York · Sculpture

The Senses

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Another fun quick read by the remarkable thinker Paul Virilio who wrote The Aesthetics of Disapperance in 1991. In Art as Far as the Eye Can See, he debates the ramifications of the disapperance of the aesthetic. He reminds us of Albert Camus’ observation that 20th century would become synonymous with fear and how fear […]

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Tags: Art · Body · Books · Evolution · Libraries · Mind

The Appearance of Ideas

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

New York Times is the only publication providing a public service by continuing to publish its weekly book review without a single advertisement, and making the New York Times Book Review archive (1981-present) available online free of charge. How many other companies are actively pursuing projects that would directly benefit the public? credit: Berlin Walk […]

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Tags: Books · Evolution · Libraries · Outdoors · Sculpture · Sports

Artists Work Classification

February 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

An in depth at times repetitive book classifying the activities determining the multifarious aspects and stages involved in an artist’s work before, during and after the production. Alison Gerber should be commanded for her three years of research leading to this timely publication tapping into a subject area in need of periodic updates and revisions […]

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Tags: Books · Contemporary Art

The Art Scene

January 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Over the past seven or eight years the contemporary art market has had an unprecedented rise in activities and prices. The irony is that if we were to look through the auction catalogues of contemporary art from fifteen or twenty years ago we will recognize works by artists who have lost their place in the […]

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Tags: Art Market · Bern · Books · Business · Contemporary Art · Culture · Museums · Strategy

Art21 Guest Blogs

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

My Art:21 Guest Blogs ….. 16 – 27 June 2008 Rotating selection of blogs by guests invited to write about anything that intrigues them. The editor of Art21 Blog is Kelly Shindler Director of Special Projects at Art21. Here is the list of the top 20 Art blogs compiled by Joy Garnett, Associate Library Manager […]

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Tags: Arezoo Moseni · Art · Art21 · Books · Community · Contemporary Art · Courage · Film · Installation · New York · Sports · Video