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[Today on the artblog Reader Advisor: Kara Walker weighs in on the sometimes-tasteless reactions to her latest installation; some guys on Tinder use art as a shorthand to let you know they’re cultured, but cool; Philly says goodbye to photographer Ray Metzker. Artnet Has Compiled Its List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Art, via artnet The Marvelous Sugar Baby: Kara Walker on “A Subtlety” and Selfie-Taking Spectators, via Jezebel The Eagles Beat the Giants AND Made It Into the PMA This Week! via Philly Mag Men Appreciating(?) Art: When Fine Art Meets Tinder, via Hyperallergic Rest in Peace: ... More » »

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Paul Chan’s selected works at the Schaulager — Mythos — Part 4

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[In the fourth and final installment of her extended series on artist Paul Chan, Mari Shaw examines Chan's publications, and speculates on the direction the artist's future work might take. The series appeared here on Sundays in October. -- the artblog editors] Three publications accompany the exhibition; they are not only an integral part ... More » »

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Shedding light on Philly’s archives — the 2nd annual Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon

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[Michael travels back in time through slides of Philadelphia and beyond, glimpsing the history that lies beneath our familiar cityscape and discovering a rich trove of knowledge available to anyone. -- the artblog editors] On Oct. 8, as part of Archives Month Philly, the Wagner Free Institute of Science held its 2nd Annual ... More » »

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Dark Matter — Judith Schaechter at Claire Oliver Gallery

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[Mary reviews a Gothic-inspired collection of works addressing feminine experience, imprisonment, and divinity versus darkness. - the artblog editors] Anyone able to should get up to New York to see Judith Schaechter’s exhibition Dark Matter at Claire Oliver Gallery before it closes on Oct. 25. Schaechter fully commands her conceptual and technical ... More » »

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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 » »

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The True Spirit of Comic Cons

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[Dre reflects on the attraction of comic cons and the emergence of "niche cons," which invite devotees of particular genres and eras to come together. -- the artblog editors] Being in a safe and fuzzy bubble with friends and like-minded people for three days equals a comic con. There, people can geek ... More » »

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News post – Rebuilding Rhoades’ Creation Myth DIY, Writing Lessons from Grizzlyx2, Dolan/Maxwell in Miami, opportunities and more!

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News   2 from the ICA - 1. Institute of Contemporary Art Chief Preparator Paul Swenbeck is mounting several shows of his own, at “Pervasive Clay” at Penn’s Charles Addams Gallery and— in collaboration with artist and wife Joy Feasley — “A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Pervasive Clay runs through October 28; the Fabric Workshop show ... More » »

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Live Comments – October Grand opening of CruxSpace

[First Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, saw the grand opening of CruxSpace, a new media gallery, near Girard and 7th St. I stopped by ... More » »

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Live comments! Kay Healy’s Lost and Found at the Free Library

[I was out at the Free Library last night for Kay Healy's talk about her work and to see her new installation ... More » »