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Terry Adkins, Aviarium, 2014, polyurethene and enamel

Whitney Biennial 2014 – Tough sledding through a hodgepodge with some gems

Like walking through a yard sale or grandma’s attic, the hodgepodge that is the Whitney Biennial 2014 is a a little sad. All that stuff made by 103 participants, collected and sitting there, clogs the space and makes the journey through the show like walking through the Armory Show, only without the aisles and missing the weirdly high art-fair energy.  Advice:  Start at the top and work your way down.  Fourth Floor – Curator Michelle Grabner It’s shocking, we know, but like everyone, we come to the Whitney Biennial looking for our favorites and hoping to be introduced to great ... More » »

Ken Lum talks with us Nov. 12, 2013

Ken Lum talks about monuments, science and art, and what’s wrong with art education and Philadelphia – an artblog radio podcast

Ken Lum moved to Philadelphia in 2012 to head up the Fine Arts Undergraduate Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Right now, you can see work by Ken at his solo exhibition, The Mini-Mall Series, at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. AND, coming in March, his work will be featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial!  In our podcast, Ken talks about how he switched from a career in science to one in art. He talks about his idea for a “Negative History” or “Ambivalent Monuments” Festival in Philadelphia. Lum studied with Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace and his work has represented Canada at Documenta XI, the ... More » »

Ken Lum, speaking with us on Nov. 12 at his studio in Bella Vista

Ken Lum talks about Philadelphia being at a change point – next on artblog radio!

Ken Lum was born in Vancouver, Canada, the son of Chinese parents. He studied chemistry in college, focusing on pheremones of insects, but at a certain point he started studying art and making art, especially, monuments to slices of hidden history. like the huge crossroads sign”East Van” which commemorates a popular grafitti tag for the impoverished neighborhood, East Vancouver. That sign quickly became a symbol of pride for the community. Lum studied with Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace and his work has represented Canada at Documenta XI, the Carnegie International and many biennials around the world. He moved to Philadelphia ... More » »

From David Lynch's "Naming" exhibition. Photo courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

News post – Taxidermists duke it out, onward Reading Viaduct, Peter Rose in Brooklyn, hiatus for Pile of Bricks, opportunities and more!

News   If you not only love the taxidermic arts but want to hear stories behind some taxidermists’ macabre masterpieces, join the Philadelphia Alt Taxidermy group tonight for a competition like no other. Judged by Beth Beverly, Adam Wallacavage, and Autumn Keitponglert, and with collective thirsts slaked by complimentary cocktails from Hendrick’s Gin, competitors are bringing their most treasured and unusual pieces of taxidermy (created or collected), and presenting in front of a live audience (that means you). Doogie Horner is the emcee for the evening, and expect live entertainment as participants narrate their most colorful stories attached to each piece. ... More » »

Ken Lum, clay model for "The Space Between Scott and Plessy," 2013. Clay, dimensions variable. Photo by Arthur Cheng.

News post – Fleisher welcomes Liz Grimaldi, Nuala Cabral gets feminist nod, Ken Lum in MO, ArtsTech gets fashionable, opportunities and more!

News Liz Afif Gallery is spreading the word for their inaugural exhibition, boasting work by artists from Philadelphia, Seattle, NYC, Washington D. C. and Boston. The opening reception is tonight from 5– 9 PM, and is up until April 30. Fleisher Art Memorial has appointed Elizabeth Grimaldi Executive Director. Congratulations, Elizabeth! You can read more about her background at  The Village of Arts and Humanities, for whom she’s served as executive director since 2009. Pentimenti Gallery has successfully placed new work by Hadieh Shafie at Sotheby’s in Doha, Qatar. It goes up for auction on April 22. We like to think that Philly is pretty great ... More » »

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News Post – Germantown’s new spot, UArts talks, Mural Arts Venice, Emma Wilcox, opportunities and more!

News artblog‘s Art Safari just got an outstanding write-up by Martha Ledger in the Broad Street Review. Thanks for the shout-out, Martha! Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello, two international transplants to Germantown (by way of New York) bring their upstart ways to a new space –Imperfect Gallery.  Imperfect, at 5610 Greene St., is run by Molenaar, who came to Philadelphia with his partner Cabello in 2002. Imperfect  opens June 23, 5-10pm,  with a show featuring 30 Germantown artists. Molenaar is an artist and founder of the Black and White in Color Gallery in the Bronx.  Cabello is a visual artist and ... More » »