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Esperanza Spalding

[Donald chats with renowned musician Esperanza Spalding, who will give a concert in Philadelphia on Oct. 2. -- the artblog editors] If you need any additional reason to celebrate October, look no further than Esperanza Spalding’s Oct. 2 performance at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA, at 8pm. This performance is one of the many stops on Spalding’s two-week “Thank You October” tour, during which she will also perform in other cities, such as Cleveland, Toronto, and Boston. To celebrate her birthday month (she turns 30 on October 18), the three-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, vocalist, and composer is joined by ... More » »

Rebecca Rutstein, you come and go (diptych), 2014. Photo courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News post – Farewell to Vivant, Bridgette Mayer in Vegas, Cadmium Red under fire, Jeff Carr retires, opportunities and more!


News   A sad moment for Old City, but we’re pretty determined to end it on a happy note: after seven years of being the only African-American owned gallery in Old City, Florcy Morisset is closing Vivant Art Collection.  She and Honorary Co-Chair Lisa Nutter are understandably emotional to see it end, ... More » »


5×5 — A second series of temporary, public art projects for Washington, D.C.


[Andrea critiques Washington, D.C.'s newest public artwork series by individual works and on a broader level; she makes the point that sited art should be aimed at neighborhood dwellers, not visitors or curators. -- the artblog editors] This year’s program of temporary, public artworks in D.C., 5×5, reflects both a broad and ambitious approach to work ... More » »




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Paul Chan’s selected works at the Schaulager — Mythos — Part 1


[In the first part of her extended four-part series on artist Paul Chan, artblog contributor Mari Shaw delves into Chan's work across media. The series will appear here on Sundays in October. -- the artblog editors]  As I walk through the exhibition, Paul Chan — Selected Works at the Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland (May-October ... More » »


The artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A new app aims to replace subway ads with art; Ai Weiwei created an exhibit at Alcatraz remotely from Beijing; and Toronto pays attention and homage to Islamic art. -- the artblog editors] Ninth Berlin Biennial to be Curated by Internet-Famous DIS, via Art Forum ... More » »


Matthew Green at our interview, Jan. 20, 2014, at  CultureWorks.

Matthew Green on the lure of painting and the Meadowlands – on artblog radio

Matthew Green’s realist oil paintings depict the natural world punctuated by pieces of the built environment that intrude and insist on the ... More » »

Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.

Roberto Lugo talks about family, humor and what fuels his ceramics – an artblog radio podcast

When we talked with Roberto Lugo last December he told us many provocative things, like how he grew up in a poor ... More » »