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(Today we make an announcement!  Our dear Libby has announced her retirement.  She is on to other things and while we are sad, we are so very thankful for all her energy, ideas, right on commentary and leadership of TheArtblog!  Help us celebrate Libby — we think she may get a Liberta Award this year.  Give this post a “Like” and put a comment on the PhillyArtblog Facebook page.  –theartblog editors) One of the two founders of the internationally recognized Philadelphia art review publication TheArtblog announced her retirement from daily operations Oct. 11, 2014. Artist and writer Libby Rosof will continue to ... More » »

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Venture down the rabbit hole into PeevesPlayHAUS at Crux Space

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[Michael takes a trip to Crux Space, exploring an artist's alter ego and the transformation of a gallery into a multicolored, multilayered, multimedia experience. -- the artblog editors] Hidden in Kensington is a solitary building on the corner of 7th and Master, with a heavy metal door labeled in a small font, “Crux ... More » »

Paik in presentation of 'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' at the Kitchen Gallery, NY, Dec. 8,1983, photo © Lorenzo Bianda

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot at the Asia Society, New York

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[Andrea appreciates an intimate retrospective of Nam June Paik's forward-thinking work, in which the artist's foresight and sense of humor are easily apparent. -- the artblog editors] Go, go, GO to the Asia Society before Jan. 4, 2015 to see Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot–even if you’ve seen lots of the artist’s ... More » »

"Traditional Doctor Koko," one of the works included in the upcoming Gravers Lane show. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Syrian collective wins Vera List Prize, Gravers Lane goes big, Michelle Post brings “Mucky Mucks” alive, opportunities and more!

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News     Exciting news!  The work has begun on Gravers Lane Gallery’s expansion into the 8403 Germantown Ave. exhibition space. The Grand Opening is scheduled for February 2015, and features Botswana and the Art of the Kalahari, a special first exhibition celebrating Black History Month. Curated by Cindy Friedman, the show benefits ... More » »

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Live Comments – Michael Andre on Sari Dienes

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Andrea Kirsh’s review of the Sari Dienes show at the Drawing Center (read it here) stated that Dienes was at the center of the art scene during the 1950s-1980s, yet now her name is largely unknown.  Andrea’s post inspired artblog contributor Michael Andre to email a comment on Dienes, whom he knew. I have read ... More » »

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Photos from fidget in Philly

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[Chip shows some photos from <fidget>'s fall Experimental Music Festival. <fidget> is a collaboration between Megan Bridge and Peter Price.  -- the artblog editors] A photographic account of <fidget> from the Nov. 8, 2014 program curated by Thomas Patteson.

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Live Comments by Douglas Witmer at Green Line Cafe

[Roberta sees a new kind of display at a cafe in West Philadelphia and grabs a live comment from cafe owner and ... 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 » »