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Sean Buffington, the president of The University of the Arts, in a conference room at the school. Buffington is one of just a handful of openly-gay university presidents. (Eric Mencher/Staff) ERIC MENCHER/Inquirer.

News post – Dupree Studios defeated by govt, Sean Buffington steps down, MFAs dazzle at Montclair, opportunities and more!

News Sean T. Buffington, who’s been president of the University of the Arts since 2007, is leaving in January. As a friend of artblog, we are happy for his new position with the Luce Foundation in NY, but will definitely miss him. Good luck, Sean! Our Quarterly Newsletter is coming out later this week, which you can sign up for in advance! Expect to find some new items and a roundup of great posts from the last quarter on artblog.   If you’ve been in the market for a screenprint by Tim Eads, consider the latest offer from Pentimenti Gallery. They are ... More » »

Lisa Kereszi, Girls Show World Center, TimesmSquare, NYC.
2000. Chromogenic Print, 40 x 30 inches. Edition 1/5.

News – Apocalypse art, Erica Minutella’s Hackathon project, Lisa Kereszi in ATL, Damian Moppett’s hometown show, opportunities and more!

News Here’s a conundrum: if the world ends, you won’t get to see any of the apocalyptic-themed art around town, but if it doesn’t end, the apocalyptic-themed art will be robbed of context, at least unless we can put it all in a time capsule for the next time someone puts forth another end date for the universe as we know it. How to reconcile this? I can’t give you an answer, but I can tell you that the shows at Arch Enemy and PhilaMOCA deliver the eschatological goods. Arch Enemy’s show, “The Day and the Hour Unknown” features the ... More » »

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Lisa Kereszi on family and other influences – an interview

I interviewed Lisa Kereszi by email to write a book review on “Joe’s Junk Yard,” which appeared in theartblog in early November. artblog asked if I could do a Q and A with the material that was leftover, so I dove back into the file, what southerner’s call “the gettin’ place,” and patched together an edited version of our email correspondence. Lisa and I had only met briefly before this interview, so it’s a record of searching for common ground through family and influences as much as it’s an interview. Lisa generously answered all my questions, the review wouldn’t have ... More » »

"Junkyard Office with TV"

Book review – Joe’s Junk Yard, Lisa Kereszi’s homage to a family’s business and the people who ran it

Joe’s Junk Yard, Lisa Kereszi’s photo-chronicle of her family’s junkyard in the South Philly suburbs, begins with Lisa’s two essays, “Scrap with Joe” and “Down the Yard,” telling the history of the family business. Kereszi’s grandfather Joe Kereszi founded Joe’s Junkyard in 1949. After his death in 1992, her grandmother Eloyse and her father Joe Jr. ran it until 2003, when they sold it to the sons of Joe’s brother Lou, who ran a more prosperous junkyard next door. The junkyard was a magnet for broken down cars and hard luck people, and its aura pulls me in. There’s a ... More » »

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News post – Community Supported Art, PMA price hike, Abigail DeVille at Pinchuk, opportunities and more!

News Major congratulations to the recipients of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA) – thirteen artists are receiving $60,000 awards this year! Some of the talented and lucky recipients include visual artist Alex Da Corte, the Megawords team (visual artists Dan Murphy and Tony Smyrski), filmmaker Deron Albright, and documentary photographer Lori Waselchuk. Find out more from Pew’s website, including a full listing of the 2012 grantees. We know that we’ll see further great things from them all! The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy brokered a new project to foster the making and purchase of art by new ... More » »

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Ephemeral Points of Departure at Penn

On the way to hearing Ingrid Schaffner’s talk about collage at Penn the other week (a very excellent talk), I stopped at Penn’s Fox Gallery (basement of Logan Hall) to see “Points of Departure: Inner and Outer Journeys in Contemporary Art”, an exhibit sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum on travel. The show is huge, with some 53 artists and more than 60 works and because the basement gallery is divided into four modest-sized interconnected chambers with a distinct rabbit warren feel, it triggered my claustrophobia. My point of departure was to stay a tiny time, shoot some photos and ... More » »