Francoise Nielly dog paintings

Does a person love Francoise Nielly’s paintings? Do you desire to purchase a portrait painting created by this artist? I am not sure if Francoise take commission job? But if she do, i bet the price will be very expensive as most of her paintings are selling $10,000 to $30,000. Thus, generally, it is almost […]

Marcia Tucker, A Labor of Love, New York

Official Artscenecal Page of Outpost Art The companion volume to a recent exhibition at The New Museum in New York City, A Labor of Love chronicles the debates surrounding the production of arts and crafts over the last century. Discussing hierarchical categorizations of high and low, fine and folk, art and craft, insider and outsider, […]

Two recent exhibitions of Carolee Schneemann

Two recent exhibitions of performance and mixed-media artist Carolee Schneemann bring to the fore both the problematic (dis)placement of her oeuvre within art history, as well as implicit alliances between the works themselves and the construction of historical narratives. “Up To And Including Her Limits,” The New Museum retrospective of Schneemann’s work spanning almost forty […]

A solo exhibition of Rachel Whiteread

A solo exhibition of Rachel Whiteread brings five new works to North America, offering a long-awaited examination of this artist’s work. Realized over the course of the past year, the sculptures continue her exploration of spaces and objects by filling or surrounding them with plaster, rubber and resin casts. Since 1988, the artist has compiled […]

Difference and desire in American portraiture

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture surveyed almost a hundred years of queer subjectivity in American portraiture. The strong vision by co-curators Jonathan Katz and David Ward illustrated the legacy of sexual difference in art history, and the necessity of witnessing its complexities. The exhibition included significant portrait paintings of art from 19th-century artists […]

Africa in Science Fiction

Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction Curated by Nay Haq and Al Cameron The Arnolfini, Bristol, May – July 1, 2012 In this exhibition, curators Haq and Cameron present 10 not necessarily African artists who slyly critique the unabashedly Western-centric traditions of science fiction, and re-frame them via the African continent. Rejecting futurist utopianism, works like […]

The War of Images

Nearly 10 years after the phrase “war on terror” was coined, it continues to capture the attention and imagination of the American public. Despite having been retired from the lexicon with the election of Barack Obama, who opted for the phrase “overseas contingency operation,” the struggle against nameless and faceless terrorists still conjures images of […]

The art of found objects

The art of found objects–the ordinary, the unimportant, the neglected, the overlooked, as W.J.T. Mitchell describes them –often seeks to reveal some special status in items that are otherwise discardable. These include empty bottles, single buttons, inkless pens, rags–in a word, “garbage.” In this realm of discovery and redemption, the status of books is quite […]

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