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James Beck, the art historian and longtime Columbia University professor, died at the age of 77 over the Memorial Day weekend.
Unlike Ireland, where there seems to be a sympathy towards both the painterly and the abstract, Britain has long maintained a figurative tradition and held abstraction at arms length.
Letter from Germany:It's Not About Representation, Its About Production Interview with Roger Buergel and Ruth NoackBy Clare Carolin
Documenta is widely regarded as the most important international exhibition of contemporary art, and its twelfth edition opens in Kassel this June.
Having recently traveled to Iran to jury an international sculpture symposium, it was difficult to match what I saw and felt with the kinds of reports being generated by the corporate entertainment media back home.
After his last show, No Title Required, at Pace Gallery uptown, painter Robert Ryman welcomed Rail Publisher Phong Bui to his West Village studio to talk about his recent paintings and other related work.
On the occasion of his retrospective, Beyond the White Cube at Grey Art Gallery, which will be on view till July 14th, the artist Brian ODohertyalso known as Patrick Irelandcame to visit the Rails Headquarters to discuss his life and work.
In Beijing they shit ice cream and piss lemonade, says Robert Bernell, one of the founders of the Dashanzi Art District, also known as the 798 Art Zone, and of Timezone 8, a bookstore and publishing company.
At a jam-packed lecture delivered at the New School in 2000, Dave Hickey, the bad boy of contemporary criticism, presented an idea, profound in its breadth, that its memorynot taste, not fashion, not even aestheticsthat determines the staying power of a work of art.