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misty copeland via npr

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Misty Copeland earns a hard-fought honor; a Wisconsin artist raises Catholic hackles; Frank Gehry’s design for Facebook headquarters; and more. — the artblog editors] Copeland’s Crowning Moment: First Black Principal Dancer in ABT History, via NPR The Muller-Lyer Illusion Is Something You See Every Day But Probably Haven’t Heard of, via io9 Looted Liebermann Fetches Fine Sum at Sotheby’s, via The Telegraph Probably the Stupidest Fridge Ever, via TechCrunch Let’s Check With Seattle About Their Arts Initiative Results in 10 Years, via Huffington Post [Tombstone Emoji] Finnish Inventor of Texting Tech Dies. RIP, ... More » »

New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore. Image via Forbes.

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Some problems can be resolved without a fight; Google gifts us “undo send” and a new medical tracker; and apparently pixel art is a thing. — the artblog editors] It Was Only a Matter of Time Until Google Developed a Health Tracker, via Mashable LG Lowers Headquarters Height When Met Asks Nicely, via ArtNews. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Museo del Prado and the Museum of Royal Collections could get along half as well? All Hail Our Google Overlords: Gmail Officially Adds “Undo Send,” via Gizmodo New Orleans Artist Wants to Share ... More » »

Image via Wired.

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: What do you think of Rachel Dolezal’s artwork? Plus, a filmmaker who is either too smart or too stupid for life; face-recognition software under fire; and Jeb Bush’s turd of a logo. — the artblog editors] And Then There’s Rachel Dolezal’s Art, via BET BOXed Out: New Device Says It Protects Your Data From Hackers, via TIME My Stars! Savannah Arts District Starts Blasting Off, via The New York Times Illegal or Intellectual? Filmmaker Robs Bank for “Research,” via Boston Globe What Arts Lacks in Public Funding, It Makes Up in Private Donors, ... More » »

Image via the Daily Beast.

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: When tech giants deliver the news, they decide what’s news; there’s a new art mag for the “ailing art world”; and when will the vagina finally get its due art appreciation? — the artblog editors] It’s Staring Us Right in the Face: Art’s Big Vagina Problem, via the Daily Beast Apple News App Reminds Us That Tech Giants Now Control the News, via Wired Tasteless or Tragic? Maryland School Pulls Art Display, via My Fox DC Snowd(en) Under: The Real Cost of NSA Spying, via TIME Artist Alexander Melamid Starts Artenol, A Magazine ... More » »

Image via Philly Mag.

The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Shakeups on the verge in the theater and music industries; Elon Musk shares whether his own success scares him; a Dutch artist is one unlucky duck; and more. — the artblog editors] Party Animal: This Japanese Artist Is Full of Hot Air, via BBC Have Broadway Your Way With New Ticket App, via Wired That’s Ducked Up: Dutch Artist’s Feathers Ruffled by Philly Floatie, via Philly Mag Bring This Giant Typewriter to Life at Burning Man, via Kickstarter Creatively Named Apple Music Service, Apple Music, Set to Launch, via Wall Street Journal Baltimore ... More » »


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 » »

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