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In conversation with Carl Ostendarp

In conversation with Carl Ostendarp

Carl Ostendarp entered undergraduate study at Boston University in the twilight of the Phillip Guston era. He went on to Yale as part of a cohort group whose work gave a shot of adrenaline to 1990’s painting. He is an associate professor and graduate director at Cornell University who has had over 33 [...]



Push to Flush. Things You Probably Don´t Know About Picasso´s Guernica

Push to Flush. Things You Probably Don´t Know About Picasso´s Guernica

By Paco Barragán
Many believe Picasso’s Guernica is the most important artwork in the history of art. Why? To put it in Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s words: “What makes a great art work really great is always a mystery.”
Guernica was exhibited for 11 years at the Casón del Buen Retiro, an annex of the [...]



Perspective. A Conversation with Anton Ginzburg

Perspective. A Conversation with Anton Ginzburg

By Stephen Knudsen

Anton Ginzburg is a New York-based artist and filmmaker. Born in 1974 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ginzburg received a classical arts education before immigrating to the United States in 1990. His art has been shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, Palais de [...]



Kettle's Whistle. The Dawn of the Post-Contemporary Art Age

Kettle’s Whistle. The Dawn of the Post-Contemporary Art Age

By Michele Robecchi
Take a stroll around gallery exhibitions and art fairs around the world these days and the increasing tendency of dealers and curators to dig into the past seems to be still going in full swing. In all fairness, it has to be said that for a long time the whole phenomenon [...]



Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Artist Nari Ward, born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, moved to the U.S. at age 12, where he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College and Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College.
Ward’s artistic investigations reference urban space, performance, the dynamics of [...]



Painting Time

Painting Time

By Christina Schmid
In 2013, at the opening of “Painter Painter,” the Walker Art Center’s first exhibition of contemporary painting in over a decade, Jan Verwoert ended his memorable talk with a demonstration: a simple baseline on a Roland TP 3 Base Synthesizer entering a feedback loop. The filter the sound passes through begins [...]



Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trails

Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trails

Known for his peculiar urban renderings as representations of symbols of power, Gustavo Acosta (Havana, 1958) has based his work on the social and political aspects that architecture represents. He talked to ARTPULSE about what has influenced him through the years, how he dissects his surroundings with an almost cinematographic eye, and how [...]



Dynamic Instability. An Interview with Amanda Coogan

Dynamic Instability. An Interview with Amanda Coogan

Irish performance artist Amanda Coogan is recognized for creating durational works that explore the intersection of action, materiality and time while testing the limits of her body. Incorporating a range of inspirations and sources, Coogan creates multisensory, aesthetic experiences that are provocative, engaging, disturbing and, at times, hilarious. In the following interview, Coogan [...]



A Grey Dawn: On ‘The Problem of God’

A Grey Dawn: On ‘The Problem of God’

By Jon Seals
It is fitting that Düsseldorf, the city so formative in the life of art shaman Joseph Beuys, would host an exhibition investigating such themes as anthroposophy, bodily suffering, performance, ritual and social philosophy in contemporary art. Rather than attempting to be a shamanistic spirit guide in shaping society, politics or faith, [...]



Silver. A Conversation with Jon Field

Silver. A Conversation with Jon Field

Artist Jon Field pushes hundreds of thousands of dress pins into yards of black velvet to translate imagery from popular culture into surprising pictures. These reincarnated images of prejudiced materials detach into space, they shimmer, almost radiant, as light plays off pins, as the viewer moves and as the perception shifts from the [...]