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[Michael reviews work in a combination of interesting media by a young artist whose approach seems at once personal and political. — the artblog editors] BUT HERE GOD PUTS THE FLOOD BUT HERE GOD PUTS THE FLOOD This text, which appears in two of the installations in Bonnie Brenda Scott’s exhibition at James Oliver Gallery, comes from a poem written by the artist about natural disasters and the origins of devastation. The complete phrase from the poem reads: “The tide comes in from all sides, but here god puts the flood.” I asked Scott about this, and she explained: “God puts ... More » »

Bjork, Biophilia. Image via Artnet.

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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A disappointed review of Björk’s MoMA show; there’s a shadow on Clinton’s presidential portrait; and multiple ways that Star Trek actually shaped modern technology. — the artblog editors] Science Addresses #TheDress; Millions Around World Still Don’t Care, via Wired Pop Star’s MoMA Show Is Not ... More » »

Odili Donald Odita, Tomorrow World, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery.

News post – @the_barnes unearths Cezanne sketches, @FleisherOllman @thearmoryshow, Jeffrey Stockbridge ‘grams from London, opportunities and more!


News It seems it was difficult, but not impossible, to slip anything by Albert C. Barnes. The Barnes Foundation has discovered two previously unknown sketches by Paul Cézanne that even its founder might have never been aware of, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The two works were found on the backs of two watercolors when the ... More » »

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Actors on stage

With Oscar, Opera Philadelphia looks back to the last years of a literary icon’s life


[Donald reflects on Opera Philadelphia’s latest triumph–a moving look at the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life. — the artblog editors] As a writer, poet, and playwright, Oscar Wilde is unrivaled. The only part of Wilde’s life that the outside world reviled was his desire to truly be himself and embrace his ... More » »


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[This weekend on the artblog Reader Advisor: A new study may promise hope for HIV/AIDS treatment; Washington, D.C. pot smokers rejoice!; and the Guardian delves into some dark arts. — the artblog editors] Everything You Need to Know About Art Therapy, via Huffington Post Guess How Much Money Was Spent on Art ... More » »


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Live Comments – First Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Vox building

Before we ventured out to look at art last First Friday, The St. Claire and The Artblog teams got together to talk ... More » »

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Live Comments – Curator Robert Cozzolino on Peter Blume at PAFA

(Peter Blume’s works, which are riveting in reproduction, will stop you in your tracks when you see them in the large and ... More » »