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[Today on the artblog Reader Advisor: Video artists can still submit to the ICA's open call; iOS8 might involve a tricky getting-to-know-you process; an argument to rent instead of own (art, that is). -- the artblog editors] Last Call for Video Artists: Now’s Your Chance to Submit to the ICA’s Annual Open Video Call, via the Institute of Contemporary Art of Philadelphia Perverse Prince: Infamous Voyeur/Artist Now Exhibiting Instagram Photos, via Page Six iOS 8 is Upon Us: Here are Some Tips to Ensure a Smooth Experience, via Wired Stalling Selfies: U.K. Arts Council Chairman Proposes “No-Selfie” Hour, via Complex ... More » »

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Strange worlds collide in Matrix: Mathematics_Heart of Gold and the Abyss

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[Our U.K. correspondent, Katie, takes a trip to Seoul and reviews a show combining calculation and contemporary art. -- the artblog editors] To most people, mathematics is something of an unknown world. At worst, it can be intimidating; at best, filled with secrets that can’t be accessed without a significant amount of ... More » »

Photograph of a tucan statue

Artists I’ve Shot

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[Jaime Alvarez’s photo post is part of an occasional series of images taken in artists’ studios when Jaime is shooting professional images of artworks. (Jaime is also a fine art photographer and member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid gallery.) The candy-colored object is a calibration tool to help the photographer calibrate the color ... More » »

Painting

Unidentified Flying Objects, physical evidence and skepticism — Ben Furgal at Space 1026

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[Michael is beamed up into a collection of work inspired by the Air Force's questionnaire on UFOs, where time seems to pass more slowly. -- the artblog editors] This month, Space 1026 transforms into a green-tinted, black-light paradise that is an X-Files-lover’s dream. Ben Furgal’s Describe the Phenomenon presents evidential collages and paintings ... More » »

Recent work by Clint Jukkala. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Clint Jukkala at Brian Morris, taking a “Pulse” at Dilworth, Vox Populi’s intense month of performances, opportunities and more!

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News   Dilworth Park opened this month to no small fanfare, and rightfully so. But there’s still more to come for the revamped space. Janet Echelman’s sculpture piece Pulse is coming in 2015. Designed to be embedded in the new plaza’s 11,600-square-foot fountain, Pulse traces the three subway routes underneath in real ... More » »

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit — Nassim Soleimanpour’s dark allegory at the Fringe Festival

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[Alaina experiences a one-man show that crosses the fourth wall--and half the Earth--to reach Philadelphia audiences. -- the artblog editors] Philly theatergoers and writers never get bossed around more than during the weeks of the freewheeling Fringe Festival, when they’ll often purchase a ticket before the artists will disclose the venue, and ... More » »

podcasts

Matthew Green at our interview, Jan. 20, 2014, at  CultureWorks.

Matthew Green on the lure of painting and the Meadowlands – on artblog radio

Matthew Green’s realist oil paintings depict the natural world punctuated by pieces of the built environment that intrude and insist on the ... More » »

Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.

Roberto Lugo talks about family, humor and what fuels his ceramics – an artblog radio podcast

When we talked with Roberto Lugo last December he told us many provocative things, like how he grew up in a poor ... More » »