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Jonathan Fineberg

JONATHAN FINEBERG, University Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, writes broadly on modern art and visual thinking. He and David Yager have just launched a radical new Ph.D. program for the University of the Arts focused on creativity as a foundation for doctoral research (www.uarts.edu/phd). Fineberg's newest book is Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain.

Guest Critic

It's a Great Day When One and One Don't Add Up To Two

Creativity is an elaborate game of connect the dots where you can’t actually see the dots, you have to infer them. Moreover, these dots are charged with emotional and autobiographical significance. From a psychoanalytic perspective we might say that you keep yourself from seeing them. I asked ten remarkably creative and accomplished people in a wide range of professional practices to write down a few thoughts about creativity. Where does it come from? Does it apply to any realm of endeavor? Can we teach it? Are our institutions nurturing it?

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence

Rarely in the hectic, increasingly commodified world of art today has a museum exhibition so successfully taken us to another place in our heads as did this show in Houston this winter.

Venice Biennale

If you attended the Salon of 1863 in Paris you would remember Manet’s Olympia which caused quite a stir.

It’s a Great Day When One and One Don’t Add Up To Two

Creativity is an elaborate game of connect the dots where you can’t actually see the dots, you have to infer them.

CHRISTO
with Jonathan Fineberg

“You know each of our projects is like a slice of our life, myself and Jeanne-Claude. And the journey is so exciting—not only the realized things.”

REWIRING NORA: A Chance Encounter with Something Unknown

Nora, my Bernese Mountain Dog had many endearing traits; she would amble over and lean affectionately into my legs and I enjoyed having her lie down on my feet under my desk

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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