April 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Vivo Vitro Silico Situ: Zack Davis by Cassie Cummins - New York

In this post-Enlightened era, one that is characterized not by self-consciousness but by the relationship between consciousness and technology, the notion that consciousness exists as a necessarily human phenomenon is constantly being called into question.   read more...

Carrie Hott: Conceptual practice with the night by Leora Lutz - San Francisco

The lamp shop is closed and no real lamps are for sale. Inside, it is night all the time. Pools of green tinted light pour over vignettes of vintage glass lamp covers arranged in stacks and in a variety of configurations on the floor, on wooden side tables and on narrow shallow shelves attached to the walls.   read more...

Carolyn Marks Blackwood: On The Edge by Shana Beth Mason - New York

New York based artist Carolyn Marks Blackwood is, at first glance, a cultural chameleon. Somehow, she shifts mental and physical gears between screenwriting, film production, and photography.   read more...

Outsider Art Fair Owner Andrew Edlin Interview by Yelena Furman - New York

Andrew Edlin is well known in the New York art scene as a dealer of Outsider Art. Manhattan born and raised in the Bronx, Andrew earned a B.A. in English Literature from University of Vermont   read more...

Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter by Lynn Maliszewski - New York

Books began mutating in the art context in the late 1950s with the Fluxists, they were redefined as art-objects; or documented performance, media, sound, environmental, and conceptual art. Forefathers of the genre like Dieter Roth and Edward Ruscha originally self-published their books   read more...

Aaron Johnson: PISOCKOPHILIA - photos from the opening by Michael Anderson - New York

VIDEO: The Secret History of Contemporary Art | Episode 9 | Deborah Kass - New York

Episode #8: We find ourselves in Deborah Kass studio, New York. Artist Irena Jurek visits artist Deborah Kass to discuss the the artist's work. Deborah Kass is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY.   read more...

Justin Matherly: Sunrise at Johann König by Jeff Grunthaner - New York

Consider a typical Matherly sculpture: a large-scale mound of misshapen stone threaded by geriatric walkers.   read more...

Truth Telling: Duke Riley and Frohawk Two Feathers at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati by Maria Seda-Reeder - Cincinnati

The CAC has a new Curator, Steven Matijcio who paired Two Feathers and Riley, whose interdisciplinary works speak to the same subjects (peoples on the fringes of society who perform singular acts of rebellion), in much the same ways (by creating a faux archeological record). Yet, surprisingly the two have never had a show together prior.   read more...

Traveling through "No-Time": A conversation with Prince Rama on the collective spirit, photo cakes and "Instagrammable" art by Leighana Waight - New York

From performing post-apocalyptic spiritual pop music, to delivering manifestos in pools of fake blood, Prince Rama, the artist collaboration of the Brooklyn based sister duo of Taraka and Nimai Larson   read more...