For the last several years, the Rails Player-of-the-Year award has gone to the most dramatic actor on the years political stage. For reasons dubiously heroic, and at times heroically dubious, the honorees have included the late John Murtha and Hugo Chávez, and the very much alive Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
Big Spring is at the heart of the prison-industrial complex in America. The total population of the West Texas town is little more than 20,000, but there are two full prisons and an immigration facility that, in total, house no fewer than 4,000 prisoners.
In a year in which the pop charts have been dominated by the manufactured likes of Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, we have also enjoyed an unprecedented, and unexpected, resurgence of women from the indie scene. For me, this has been a lot like getting a call from an old friend whos been out of touch for a while and remembering how much you like her.
In TYSON vs. ALI, live performers in a real boxing ring will be combined with video clips of the boxers matches. The Brooklyn Rail interviews Reid Farrington (director), Frank Boudreaux (script), Laura K. Nicoll (choreographer), and Dennis Allen (actor).
I dont know whether it is true that a janitor at an art gallery was fired not so long ago for sweeping up the artwork the morning after the opening, but the story captures a certain skepticism about art: if art is whatever we, or the art cognoscenti, say it is, then there is no such thing as art.
Valentines Day has come early to Chelseain a love poem of an exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery. Showcasing recent works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, I Who Have Arrived in Heaven consumes all three of the gallerys West 19th Street locations and will continue to do so through December 21, 2013.
Art Books In Conversation
Artist and writer Nick Kline spoke with Katarina Poliacikova about hesitation, photo-graphy, and the artist book accompanying her current exhibition, Until we remember the same, at Open Source Gallery (November 9 December 1, 2013).
Unlike the constancy of discourse in the established art world by art historians, museum curators, and other experts to affirm the validity of certain works of art, Wild Art offers a new perspective, redefining what once had been considered outsider, self-taught, and naïve art.
From the Publisher & Artistic Director
We sometimes forget that Buddha actually had a good sense of humor. The other week I told one example of his stories through Skype to the publisher of the Third Rail, the artist Cameron Gainer, and his editorial staff, at the celebratory launch party for their first issue.