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Interview with Pamela Z
Interview with Pamela Z

“I’ve become a very hyphenated artist”
Based in San Francisco, American composer, performer and new media artist Pamela Z has built a solid artistic career in which she punctuates voice experiments with live electronic processing, sampling and video. We spoke with Pamela Z about her origins, the interdisciplinary approach in her compositions, and the [...]

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Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia
Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia. Edited by Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya and Michael Lee. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space with Studio Bibliothèque and seed | projects, 2010. 187 pages. ISBN 9789889896393
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
This book opens the forum with a simple yet intriguing question: Is it different to curate an exhibition in [...]

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Humor + Feminism + Art=Sarah Maple
Humor + Feminism + Art=Sarah Maple

By Anne Swartz
“She’s relying purely on being an attractive Muslim.” Much of the critique of Sarah Maple’s artwork comes down to this anonymous comment on myartspace.com several years ago. Maple uses her images to draw the viewer into her maelstrom, fighting against any insidious social and cultural pressures. Then, once there, she springs [...]

Summer Wheat: Deferral of a Vanguard
Summer Wheat: Deferral of a Vanguard

By Stephen Knudsen
Through analysis of Summer Wheat‘s painting and installations I will argue for the relevance of a refreshed figural expressionism that has both postmodern intertextuality and genuine selfhood. But let’s unpack some baggage first.
There’s been a black cloud over figural expressionist painters ever since Expressionism’s last heyday in the 1980s. [...]

Occupy Space/Time: Time-Folding in Contemporary Art
Occupy Space/Time: Time-Folding in Contemporary Art

“Because no work of art exists outside the linked sequences that connect every man-made object since the remotest antiquity, every thing has a unique position in that system. This position is marked by coordinates of place, age and sequence. The age of an object has not only the customary absolute value in years [...]

Diversity and Collaboration: An Interview with The island6 Art Collective of Shanghai
Diversity and Collaboration: An Interview with The island6 Art Collective of Shanghai

The island6 Art Center is a non-profit studio and gallery space located in Shanghai’s M50 art district, an abandoned industrial space on the Suzhou Creek that now includes more than 100 studios and galleries. Referring to themselves as Liu Dao (a Pinyin phrase meaning “island number 6″), the artists of the island6 collective [...]

Push to Flush: Pop Culture Versus High Art (Reflections about an Undialectical Dialectics)
Push to Flush: Pop Culture Versus High Art (Reflections about an Undialectical Dialectics)

By Paco Barragán
First capitalism took over pop culture, and now it has taken hold after years of high art. Defining culture can be very complex and contradictory (William Raymond’s definition is still valid), so I depart from an expanded notion that includes both high and low artistic expressions.
If we accept that pre-modern times [...]

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I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito
I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito

“With more and more media readily available through this unruly archive, the task becomes one of packaging, producing, reframing, and distributing; a mode of production analogous not to the creation of material goods, but to the production of social contexts, using existing material. What a time you chose to be born!”—Seth Price wrote [...]

Between Past and Present: Ivan Grubanov and Vangelis Vlahos discuss their project, 'Current Pasts,' with Daphne Vitali
Between Past and Present: Ivan Grubanov and Vangelis Vlahos discuss their project, ‘Current Pasts,’ with Daphne Vitali

Current Pasts is a collaborative project that brings together Greek artist Vangelis Vlahos and Serbian artist Ivan Grubanov. In their visual research, both focus on an exploration of history and the role of memory, recording latter-day sociopolitical and historical developments and attempting to offer relevant interpretations. They often probe their native countries’ recent [...]

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ERIC CROSBY
ERIC CROSBY

Eric Crosby is Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he has been on staff since 2009. He recently co-curated “Painter Painter” and “The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg,” which toured to the New Museum in New York and Yerba Buena Center for the [...]

RENE MORALES
RENE MORALES

René Morales is Curator at Miami Art Museum, soon to be redubbed Pérez Art Museum Miami. Previously, he worked at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. He is working concurrently on three original exhibitions for the opening of the new Herzog and de Meuron-designed PAMM building: a large-scale, site-specific sculpture by Monika [...]

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