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Apartheid Through the Eyes of William Kentridge

Looking back at some of the major events of 2013, one of the last and most widely covered stories was the death of South African leader, activist, and anti- apartheid…

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Contemporary Art “On the Rocks”: Artists Play with Ice and Snow

While all us “common” people shudder from the cold “Polar Vortex” and tuck ourselves away indoors, the creative wheels are probably turning in the minds of many contemporary artists.  They…

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China Aims for the Moon with a Little Help from Ai Weiwei

The Chinese government and Chinese contemporary artist and activist, Ai Weiwei have had their differences.  Ai Weiwei has been one of China’s most outspoken critics, continuing to challenge its human…

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In Paris Street Artists “Reface” an Apartment Complex

Painting on an abandoned building is becoming about as commonplace these days as outdoor painting must have been for the Impressionist Painters about 150 years ago. Artists like Banksy (one…

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Death in Art, Postcards from the Dark Side

Many artists throughout history have used sinister subjects such as death as inspiration for their work, some with the intention of explicitly disturbing the viewer and others who have had…

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Art Everywhere Makes Britain the Biggest Gallery

Art Everywhere is On! Maybe it is and we just aren’t looking closely enough.  Well across Britain this summer, you won’t have to look very hard to find works of…

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Detroit, Get Your Hands Off My Art!

When I go to a museum, I rarely think about the monetary value of the countless famous paintings, sculptures, and artifacts that are housed within its walls.  When I stand…

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The Legacy of Da Vinci: Where Art and Science Meet

From Da Vinci to the Research Lab In the days of the Renaissance it was common for the greatest artists to mingle with the greatest scientific minds of the time.…

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Socrates Sculpture Park…Don’t Try This at Home!

Admittedly there is already something much nicer about seeing artwork displayed outdoors than in an antiseptic white-walled gallery space.  Socrates Sculpture Park is one small green haven for art alongside…

Marina Abramovic Makes Plans for Hudson Art Institute

Plans to Fund the Marina Abramovic Institute World famous performance artist Marina Abramovic will be opening a new contemporary art institute in Hudson, New York which will gather young artists…

Artist Claes Oldenburg Lets Us Eat Cake

Claes Oldenburg – The Street and The Store Have you ever dreamed of jumping onto a giant piece of cake?  Well maybe not but if you happen to see Claes…