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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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Visual Narratives: An Interview with David Humphrey
Visual Narratives: An Interview with David Humphrey

David Humphrey is a New York-based painter who also writes art criticism. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, studied at the New York Studio School, and finished up with an MA from New York University. He’s received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize, NEA Fellowships and other awards [...]

Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Ai Weiwei: According to What?

By Heike Dempster
“According to What?” the Jasper Johns-inspired title of Ai Weiwei’s exhibition currently on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is a question that runs threadlike through the artist’s work. The thought processes set in motion by this question provide a point of departure for the analysis and understanding of not [...]

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Prayer Warrior
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Prayer Warrior

By David Humphrey

If you tell yourself to do something, commandingly, can there be a good reason to resist? Are there advantages to having an unharmonious self? Trenton Doyle Hancock makes materially imposing artworks that stage a model of the self as a questionably disciplined collective. He uses cross-purposed behavior productively, both as a [...]

Painting Pros and Cons. A Conversation between Laurie Fendrich and Peter Plagens
Painting Pros and Cons. A Conversation between Laurie Fendrich and Peter Plagens

Peter Plagens is a painter who also writes art criticism for The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Laurie Fendrich is a painter and professor of fine arts at Hofstra University who writes frequently about art and other matters for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Peter Plagens - I’m interested in the disjunction [...]

From Studio PhDs to the Kantian Sublime. A Discussion with James Elkins
From Studio PhDs to the Kantian Sublime. A Discussion with James Elkins

James Elkins was on tour when we first caught up with him for this e-mail discussion. He is one of the most celebrated and sought-after lecturers in the fine arts today. We discussed his research concerning the international advance of the studio PhD in the arts, and then we mulled over his recent [...]

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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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