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The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A decades-old musical grudge; pictures of sex and pictures by dogs; and the frenzy of Mad Max, explicated. — the artblog editors] The Sound of Silence: Art Garfunkel Still Sad About Simon Split, via the Telegraph Finger Food for Thought: Snapchat Interface May Change, via TechCrunch Full Circle: Now You Can Read a Book on Instagram, via Huffington Post Up Close and Personal With the Biology of Sex, via Cell 20 Things to Know About “Mad Max: Fury Road,” via What Culture Totes Amazeballs: Merriam-Webster’s New Additions, via Engadget Farewell to Mary Ellen ... More » »

Image via BBC.

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Progress in Iraq in the face of ISIS destruction; tech advances in healthcare and security; and the public-private art debate. — the artblog editors] Digital Doctors Reconstruct Art Pieces Lost to ISIS Attacks, via BBC News Small Strides: New HR Platform for Freelancers, via TechCrunch Instathreat: Woman Found Guilty of Criminal Harassment for Posting a Picture, via Hyperallergic Urethra Eureka! New Catheter Designed to Hurt Less, via Gizmodo O-Pun Sesame: Soon You Might Be Able to Sign In With Your Brain, via Engadget Grace Under Pressure: Iraqi Artists Find Ways to Work and ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Picasso sale sets a new record; the Getty is doing something very smart with pop culture; we bid farewell to Chris Burden; and more. — the artblog editors] Peek at the Palettes of 50 Influential Artists, via the Telegraph Under the Sea…Under the PC, via Gizmodo Picass-Oh My, Wow, That Sure Is a Ton of Cash, via ArtNews Walk This Way: Vienna Replaces Traffic Light Figures With Same-Sex Couples, via Mashable Getty Ready: Museum Recaps Game of Thrones on Tumblr, via the Observer Hit of the Venice Biennale: Artist Joan Jonas, via the ... More » »


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 asked them, “If you could sing one song, and have that song heard, what would it be?” She layers the results into a “choir” triggered by a visitor’s arrival into a cell at Eastern State Penitentiary. We interviewed Jess a couple of years ago about the emotions and processes that inform her work, and why it is that you can so often interact with her pieces. — the artblog editors] Jess Perlitz makes work that you can interact with. ... 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 elite are originally carved in Styrofoam and then cast. They’re not of specific people, but somehow, they’re quite recognizable. We interviewed Post two years ago about her movement from wood to foam, and a few other things! — the artblog editors] Michelle Post’s sculptural Tronies will debut as a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture this fall. In our podcast the artist tells us how she received the commission and how she conceived of the 10 large portrait heads that ... More » »

Hieronymous Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights". Image via NY Times.

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Tech advances that make it possible to steal cable and save lives; the Prado refuses to return two famous works on loan; and Christo has plans for Italy. — the artblog editors] This Inflatable Hospital Is Saving Lives in Nepal, via Wired Dear Art, It’s Me, Poop, via The Guardian Prime Time During Flight Time: Amazon Prime Members Can Stream Videos for Free on JetBlue Flights, via The Verge Presto, Christo: The Environmental Artist Returns, via Huffington Post Godspeed to One of the Fathers of DSL, via NY Times Tour New York’s New ... More » »

Becky Kerlin (l) and Christine Pfister(r) talk with us Nov. 30 at Pentimenti Gallery

From the vault: Pentimenti Gallery and Gallery Joe endure

[We’ve watched four galleries close or announce their closings within the last nine months: Rosenfeld, Artists’ House, Gallery 339, and LGTripp. Three of them were in Old City. In light of these closings, we’re bringing back a podcast with Becky Kerlin and Christine Pfister, owners of Gallery Joe and Pentimenti Gallery, respectively. Both galleries have been open for more than 20 years! Gallery Joe is moving out of its Old City building soon, but will return in a new building in a new location near Crane Arts. — the artblog editors] Celebrating two independent gallerists On the 20th anniversaries of Gallery Joe ... More » »


Friday FunDay at Fairhill — Pepon Osorio’s latest project plus past work from the vault

[We’ve long been fans of artist Pepon Osorio, whose talent for transforming spaces stunned us in the fall of 2004. Osorio’s new project, reForm, takes aim at the abandoned Fairhill Elementary School at Sixth and Somerset streets. With 11 former Fairhill students–Bobcats–Osorio will recreate a school classroom at Temple Contemporary. More than a show, the gathering will feature food, music, games, and a chance to feel a sense of Fairhill community. Take a moment to re-familiarize yourself with Osorio’s work, which often centers around social justice themes, before you head to reForm Fun Day tomorrow! The installation/party is scheduled for ... More » »

Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.

From the vault: Two founders of Fjord

[We’re big fans of Fjord! This spunky little gallery, founded by Lindsay Chandler, A. J. Rombach, Sean FitzGerald, and Liam Holding, showcases emerging and established artists side-by-side–but the founders never show their own work. We’ve covered lots of shows at Fjord, so it was time for a refresher! Chandler and Rombach tell us how Fjord came to be. — the artblog editors] “It’s possible here in Philly” Lindsay Chandler and A.J. Rombach moved to Philadelphia after graduating from art school (Lindsay, from RISD, and A.J. from Boston University).  They didn’t know each other before moving here but became friends through their network of ... More » »

Walker Arts Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) TASK party, 2011, Minneapolis, photo Oliver Herring

From the vault: Oliver Herring’s TASK party

[Just in time for Oliver Herring’s upcoming TASK party tomorrow night, April 24–take a peek at the hustle and bustle of a 2008 party. If you make it to the party tomorrow evening, leave us a comment and tell us what you make! — the artblog editors] Oliver Herring TASK Party, 2008 2 min.

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