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The Best of Frieze 2013 in Images

The Best of Frieze 2013 in Images | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
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My Favourite Works from Frieze 2013 (in Images)...

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Ai Weiwei still battling on....but is his art a little... boring?

Ai Weiwei still battling on....but is his art a little... boring? | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnXj5-SNI34#t=126 The most recent interview and a good round up for anyone who has been living under a rock and is not familiar with outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwe...
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Dublin Live Art Festival 2013

Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WNnCvDumA8 Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 (DLAF13) is a week-long series of events that will bring together some of the most exciting live performance artists and cur...
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A Family Finds Entertainment by Ryan Trecartin

A Family Finds Entertainment by Ryan Trecartin | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y5AxLiUqC8 Ryan Trecartin (b.1981, Webster, Texas) is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, gradua...
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Louise Bourgeois's Dark Vision Reanimates a Romanesque Church in Rural France | Artinfo

Louise Bourgeois's Dark Vision Reanimates a Romanesque Church in Rural France  | Artinfo | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Hidden in a small town in the south of France, a small church houses a series of site-specific Louise Bourgeois sculptures that reflect her singular artistic vision.
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Gagosian Gallery Empire Under Threat As Top Artists Jump Ship - ArtLyst

Gagosian Gallery Empire Under Threat As Top Artists Jump Ship - ArtLyst | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
In the latter half of December, the largest gallery in the world suddenly found its future dominance in doubt. The Gagosian Gallery, which turned over
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Peter Higgs criticises Richard Dawkins over anti-religious 'fundamentalism'

Peter Higgs criticises Richard Dawkins over anti-religious 'fundamentalism' | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Higgs boson theorist says he agrees with those who find Dawkins' approach to dealing with believers 'embarrassing'
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Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury discuss human nature & ultimate origin

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William Kentridge: Meaning | “Exclusive” | Art21

William Kentridge: Meaning | “Exclusive” | Art21 | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. H...
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I Went to Art Basel and Tried to "Get" Art | VICE

I Went to Art Basel and Tried to "Get" Art | VICE | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
A while ago, I wrote a thing about how I don't "get" art. In the piece, I dared to suggest that maybe it was silly that a neon sign that says "my cunt is wet with fear" is worth $100,000. It was read
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Show and tell: the art of running a gallery

Show and tell: the art of running a gallery | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
How do museums decide what to display? Should they charge? And what are their dream exhibitions?
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Doyen of American critics turns his back on the 'nasty, stupid' world of modern art

Doyen of American critics turns his back on the 'nasty, stupid' world of modern art | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Dave Hickey condemns world he says has become calcified by too much money, celebrity and self-reverence...
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David LaChapelle | VICE Meets | VICE

David LaChapelle | VICE Meets | VICE | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Photographer David LaChapelle invites us into his LA studio and reminisces about his early days in New York, back when he used to work at Studio 54, hang out at the Mudd Club, and generally be a fabul…...
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The good, the bad, the overpriced

The good, the bad, the overpriced | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Have the ideas run out? And are all the best artists now designing iPhones?

 

There have been mutterings and rumblings in the art world, and now there is some shouting. Two prominent critics have said they will no longer sully their keyboards with words about art. In the US Dave Hickey says, “What can I tell you? It’s nasty and it’s stupid.” In the UK Sarah Thornton, the author of Seven Days in the Artworld, gives “10 reasons not to write about the art market”, which include, “You end up writing about paintings by white American men more than is warranted,” and, “The most interesting stories are libelous.”
At Frieze Art Fair in London last month it seemed as if everyone was looking for a trend, but none emerged. And, to cap it all, Camille Paglia, the deliberately controversial and contrarian US writer, upset everyone, except perhaps collectors of early-1970s art, by announcing in the Wall Street Journal that “no major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s”.

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International Artists Announced for Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF13)

International Artists Announced for Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF13) | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZNXk1JZems At the moment we are working hard in preparation for the Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 (DLAF) read about our international guests below..... Dublin Live A...
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Working hard in preparation for the Dublin Live art Festival 2013....

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The Glow Depot

The Glow Depot | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7D0PigDDY A Pop-Up Performance, Concept Shop and Mobile Light Sculpture Redesigned with large rubber tyres to combat the rough festival terrain and large sun umbrel...
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The Glow Depot; A pop-up performance, Concept shop and Mobie Light sculpture....

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Just 'do it' The Manchester International Festival 2013

Just 'do it' The Manchester International Festival 2013 | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
‘do it’ -the international traveling exhibition celebrating its 20th year has just opened at the Manchester Art Gallery as part of the Manchester International Festival. The idea for ‘do it’ (alway...
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If you're in Manchester between now and September 22nd dont miss this...

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James Turrell is a Genius

James Turrell is a Genius | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/YH3c4fM0c_k   James Turrell was born in Los Angeles in 1943. His undergraduate studies at Pomona College focused on psychology and mathematics; only later, in graduate school, ...
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Viola, visions and video

Viola, visions and video | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Bill Viola is a pioneering video artist whose use of the medium has developed in tandem with video technology.
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Ed Ruscha at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea

Ed Ruscha at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
At Ed Ruscha’s latest, self-titled exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, he is still treating the book as a kind of empty Pop container or Conceptual signboard.
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watch video of exhibition here http://culturehead.com/2012/12/28/ed-ruscha-at-gagosian-gallery-west-24th-street/

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Stefan Sagmeister’s ‘Happy Show’ at Institute of Contemporary Art

Stefan Sagmeister’s ‘Happy Show’ at Institute of Contemporary Art | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
The question I wanted to answer was, could I train my mind to be happy, the same way one trains one’s body?” he said. “In running, I know that I can train as much as I want and I’m never going to break the world record for the five miles. It’s partly genetics; I’m just not built for it. But if I worked really hard, I might be able to cut my time by half. Could I do the same thing with my mind and my well-being?”
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Gummo directed by Harmony Korine (Full Movie)

Gummo directed by Harmony Korine (Full Movie) | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Gummo is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Harmony Korine, starring Jacob Reynolds, Jacob Sewell, and Chloë Sevigny. The film is set in Xenia, Ohio, a small Midwestern town that had been previously struck by a devastating tornado. The loose narrative follows several main characters who find odd and destructive ways to pass time, interrupted by vignettes depicting other denizens of the town.

The film was Korine’s directorial debut. It was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee. Produced on a budget of $1 million, Gummo was not given a large theatrical release and hence failed to generate large box office revenues. The film did generate substantial press for its graphic content and highly original, stylised narrative. Since its initial theatrical release Gummo has since been labelled as a cult film.


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Art Basel Conversations | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Poet

Art Basel Conversations | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Poet | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Art Basel Conversations | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Poet from Art Basel on Vimeo. Gerry Bibby, Artist, Berlin Tracey Emin, Artist, London Olivier Garbay, Artist, London Karl H...
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TEDxChelsea: Candace Worth – Defining Value in Today’s Contemporary Art Market

TEDxChelsea: Candace Worth – Defining Value in Today’s Contemporary Art Market | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
Candace Worth’s talk at the TEDxChelsea conference, held June 1, 2012 at the School of Visual Arts. The conference theme was “The true value of art is seldom what someone is willing to ...
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A Conversation with Frederic Tuten and Steve Martin (Modern Art in Los Angeles)

A Conversation with Frederic Tuten and Steve Martin (Modern Art in Los Angeles) | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it

New York-based novelist Frederic Tuten and actor and author Steve Martin discuss the interchange between contemporary art and fiction and how visual art influences their work. This conversation was moderated by Andrew Perchuk, deputy director of the Getty Research Institute.

 

Frederic Tuten (born 1936) is an American novelist, short story writer and essayist. He has written five novels – The Adventures of Mao on the Long March (1971), Tallien: A Brief Romance (1988), Tintin in the New World: A Romance (1993), Van Gogh’s Bad Café (1997) and The Green Hour (2002) – as well as one book of inter-related short stories, “Self-Portraits: Fictions” (2010) and essays, many of the latter being about contemporary art.

 

Stephen Glenn “Steve” Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor in both comedic and dramatic roles, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

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Beyond the froth and jargon - FT.com

Beyond the froth and jargon - FT.com | Cotemporary Art and Culture | Scoop.it
We all write resignation letters in our heads, telling it as it is. Dave Hickey, eminent American critic and university teacher, actually sent his. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f7a76ada-2e63-11e2-8bb3-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz2E2883AXa

Last month Hickey announced that he was quitting an art world that had turned “nasty and stupid”, where writers, dealers, curators, advisers have become “a courtier class – intellectual headwaiters to very rich people”. For this 0.01 per cent, “art is cheaper than it’s ever been” but “nobody cares if it’s any good, and everybody hates it when something’s really great”.

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