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News The Dumpster Divers, a sprawling collective of about forty people who have been creating with found objects for over twenty years,  are at it again!  Their next show, Lost and Found, opens at West Chester University on Thursday October 30 from 4-7 PM; they’ve got the use of the school’s New Gallery, which we hear is lovely. The show runs until December 12. The above photo, taken at the Divers’ annual Awards Banquet, is also on the event postcard, which you may see making the rounds. Major coup for our friends at PPAC: Hahnemühle Certified Studios, experts in digital ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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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 ... 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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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 » »