Matthew Quick’s “Monumental Nobodies” Investigates Human Follies Throughout History

Written by Audra Lambert Matthew Quick is a wry investigator of the human condition, cleverly exhuming and re-interpreting the follies of history through his lush imagery. Nowhere is this triumphant impulse more apparent than in his recent body of work, Monumental Nobodies. Quick’s images immediately juxtapose memory and contemporary society, weaving new narratives from historical events with the layered nuance of a modern perspective. Transforming ...
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Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Nov. 7-13)

Louvre diplomacy as the venerable French institution opens in Abu Dhabi with a total cost of over $1.1 Billion, as per the New York Times: “Among the exhibits are a Koran, a Bible and a Torah, open at verses carrying the same message. The design, by France’s prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, evokes up the image of an Arab medina. Authorities have put in place strict measures to ...
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William Norton on Battling Depression Through Art

Written by Deianira Tolema William Norton‘s fascination into the spiritual cult of the artist spans decades. Having spent his formative years in Japan, the artist has grown particularly intuned to both Eastern and Western influences. Using drawing and carving to draw out the Shamanistic potential of art, Norton has for years been using his art to cope with personal trauma and depression. In an exclusive ...
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Amidst Uneasiness, the 15th Istanbul Biennial Draws to a Close

Istanbul — Following the precipitous decline of freedom of speech and expression in Turkey in the wake of an attempted coup in July 2016, the 15th edition of Turkey’s most important contemporary art event, the Istanbul Biennial, opened this past September curated by the Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset, taking as its theme what makes “a good neighbor.” As the event draws to a close ...
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Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 31 – Nov. 6)

Cornell Art Museum Launches 2017-18 Season with a newly renovated interior On October 17, The Cornell Art Museum opened its doors after a $1 million facelift.  The Museum re-opens the evening of November 8th to celebrate the new design which better showcases the innovative, contemporary art that defines each exhibit, while honoring the historic character of this 1913 building. New exhibition opens in New York exploring the ...
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Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct 23-30)

Artforum magazine co-publisher Knight Landesman groped subordinate, sexually harassed her for years: lawsuit: Knight Landesman, a longtime publisher of Artforum magazine and a power broker in the art world, resigned on Wednesday afternoon, hours after a lawsuit was filed in New York accusing him of sexually harassing at least nine women in episodes that stretched back almost a decade. In a prepared statement, the magazine’s three other publishers said that ...
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Exploring Abidjan’s Contemporary Art Scene

Written by Valentina Gioia Levy There is a saying in Côte d’Ivoire intriguing to many foreigners. According to local tradition, when someone is ready to leave the home of a friend,  one has to ask for permission to leave, the most common reply from the host being: ‘I can take you home, but only halfway.’ Beneath the lines, this means that while you have permission ...
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Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 16-23)

Swiss & South American cultural presents «COINCIDENCIA», a programme which aims to foster cultural exchanges between Swiss and South American arts professionals, to give rise to new partnerships, and to enable South American platforms to present Swiss arts:  The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helevtia is supporting IMPRESIONARTE, the Editorial Fair (print) of Chile held in Museum of Contemporary Art of Chile in its second version, also ...
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Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 9-16)

In this week’s news, a controversial work attributed to Banksy is restored in London, Trump withdraws from UNESCO, and weak sales reports from Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Sale… Omer Fast exhibition draws ire as “poverty porn,” reports Hyperallergic Fast’s seemingly derelict interpretation of Chinatown businesses has drawn ire from local groups. The exhibition has angered other community members, including the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB), a ...
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Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 2-9)

Jasper Johns is turning his studio into an artists’ retreat, and we all want to go: Jasper Johns has big plans for his home and studio in Sharon, Connecticut—and the town is officially on board. Following his death, the artist plans to transform his pastoral property, where he has lived since the 1990s, into an artists’ retreat, providing a live-work space for 18 to 24 ...
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Matthew Quick’s “Monumental Nobodies” Investigates Human Follies Throughout History


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Nov. 7-13)


William Norton on Battling Depression Through Art


Amidst Uneasiness, the 15th Istanbul Biennial Draws to a Close


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 31 – Nov. 6)


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct 23-30)


Exploring Abidjan’s Contemporary Art Scene


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 16-23)


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 9-16)


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Oct. 2-9)


Your Weekly Art News: From the Margins to the Headlines (Sep. 25 – Oct. 1)


Vieno James Talks About the Fictional World behind “The Land of the Black Sun”


The Barque of Theseus: An Interview with Vincent Desiderio


A Tribute to Despair – A Journey Toward Light


Self as Muse: An Interview with Savannah Spirit