reviews, features & interviews

The Monument Lab container in City Hall Courthouse

On Memorial Day, when we honor Americans who died while in service to their country let’s give a shout out to Monument Lab, http://monumentlab.com/, a public research project that began May 15 and lasts to June 7, that speculates on new Philadelphia monuments to a person, place or thing that should not forgotten. Launched by three curators, Ken Lum, Paul M. Farber and A. Will Brown, The 3-week project is headquartered in City Hall Courtyard, anchored by a container “lab,” where you can suggest your idea for a monument, and a monumental sculpture by the late Terry Adkins, which reflects the design of a 19th Century ... More » »

Video installation

Editing redux — Thomas Dexter at Napoleon Gallery

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[Michael finds questions of source and attribution in a cryptic installation that, at times, evades interpretation. — the artblog editors] This month, Napoleon Gallery opens its doors and draws its curtains for Thomas Dexter’s Time(After)Time. Viewers walk through a curtained entrance to reveal a nearly empty gallery with two video projections and a ... More » »

Yoko Ono

The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This weekend on the Reader Advisor: Cannes goes crazy about women’s footwear; an interview with Yoko Ono; and how to create your own replicas of famous art. — the artblog editors] Boston Blunder: FBI Races to Locate Missing Rembrandt and Durer, via Boston Herald Speaking of Art Crimes, Here’s How to Forge ... More » »

sculpture of house on top of crate

Ma Chère Poo­Zee: Shelley Spector Crafts a Love that Dare Not Speak its Name – A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the fourth of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag ... More » »

black and white photo of abstract sculpture

Victory after Cy Twombly – A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the third of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag ... More » »

block party with lots of people

Please, Don’t. Let Me Be. – A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the second of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag ... More » »

1. Walton at Practice

The World’s Longest Selfie Stick — Lee Walton at Practice Gallery

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[Marvin experiences selfies in a different context–or perhaps out of context completely. — the artblog editors] Strike a pose at Practice Gallery with experimental artist Lee Walton’s self-proclaimed The World’s Longest Selfie Stick. The device, which measures approximately 30 feet long, is the only piece on display in the small gallery. Yet, ... More » »

podcasts

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From the vault: Jess Perlitz’s interactive work

[Canadian sculpture artist Jess Perlitz recently opened Chorus, a moving work comprised of recordings of incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. She ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

From the vault: Michelle Post on artblog radio

[Sculpture artist Michelle Post’s “tronies” become a permanent exhibition this month at Grounds for Sculpture. The Oligarchs features Post’s metal busts of America’s 19th-century wealthy ... More » »