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[A.M. reviews a religion-based show that takes on major themes in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, offering hefty, personal pieces as well as lighter, wittier works. — the artblog editors] And the Word Is… exhibition has a second life at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia. This project was first presented at the DCCA in Wilmington, Delaware in 2013, and its incarnation at the Broad Street venue is a breath of fresh air. Presented in the main gallery, a quaint space of 1,140 sq. ft., the exhibit is intimate and accessible, focusing on work that relates to religion and spiritual concepts from ... More » »

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Jayson Musson creative project “Jamel” debuts Episode 2 today!

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(This just in from Laris Kreslins, producer of the Jayson Musson creative project Jamel, a video series featuring the adventures of a Time Traveling B-Boy! Episode 2 premiers today at the TriBeCa Digital Shorts Program online.  In this new episode, Jamel has a dance-off with Abraham Lincoln on a fateful day in 1865. Check both Episodes ... More » »

"Tête-à-Tête," 1999, by Frank Bramblett (Courtesy of the artist); photograph by Rick Echelmeyer.

Frank Bramblett’s mysteries and miracles at the Woodmere Museum

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[Diana interviews artist Frank Bramblett about his artmaking process, which involves sets of rules that both guide his discovery and lead to a diverse body of work. On Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm, artist Donna Nelson and art historian Gerald Silk will host Conversation: On Frank Bramblett. The talk is $15 for nonmembers, ... More » »

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Bald Spot Comics by Gregory Labold

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[Bald Spot Comics by Gregory LaBold appear on Artblog this April courtesy of our Guest Editor, The St. Claire! ]

"The Global Style." Image courtesy of Inform.Design.

The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This month’s Reader Advisor posts are brought to you by our guest editors, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, or Nicola, as she sometimes likes to be called. Today: Graphic designers, you might just be misconstruing Modernism; what is going on with Hillary’s logo?; and South Korea’s deep-sea diver women in photos. — the artblog ... More » »

Shanyn Fiske at Street Road. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – New Boon(e) Crit Night, Barbara DeGenevieve @voxpopuliglry, Paul Chan @slought_org, opportunities and more!

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News On Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm AUX Performance Space is putting on two performative lectures and a screening of the work of Barbara DeGenevieve. Barbara De Genevieve: To Be Alive is to Move from the Known to the Unknown (1947-2014), an evening of dedications, includes “Mentor to Mentee – Legacy” ... More » »

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Destroy, she said — a group show at the Boiler in New York

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[Andrea enjoys a few chuckles at a show that asks viewers to re-examine the value of objects and material experiences, and also asks artists to obliterate their work after showing it only once. — the artblog editors] Saul Anton and Ethan Spigland curated the provocative, lively, and thoughtful exhibition Destroy, she said, ... More » »

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Beauty ban — First Friday recap by the St. Claire

[If you had a hard time getting out and about on Friday, April 3, we’ve got you covered! St. Claire editors and ... More » »

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From the vault: Matt Kalasky on artblog radio

[Curious about who’s editing artblog this month? Meet Matt Kalasky, one of the minds behind The Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Matt is ... More » »