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1-900-9099-CRY • A man eats nothing but monkey pellets for a week (2006). • Two government employees allegedly eat nothing but beige...

Whiteness and Aesthetic Failure: Arthur Jafa's The White Album

WHITENESS AND AESTHETIC FAILURE: ARTHUR JAFA'S THE WHITE ALBUM

Arthur Jafa's latest film, The White Album , which is currently screening at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive , begins...

 
 
 
Transition Zone

TRANSITION ZONE

“Transition Zone” was published in collaboration with Casa Tres Patios. The Spanish-language version of the essay can be found here....

The Practice of Freedom

THE PRACTICE OF FREEDOM

Systems just aren't made of bricks they're mostly made of people. - Crass Judicial, linguistic, medical, educational, ecological, economic,...

 
 
 
Whither tactical media?

WHITHER TACTICAL MEDIA?

Once a year for the past four years, I've had pleasure of teaching a class in internet art at Stanford. It has a special place in my...

JE EST UN AUTRE

JE EST UN AUTRE

In the late 1970s, the café minor in Kichijoji, Tokyo, was my Cabaret Voltaire. Cabaret Voltaire did not last half a year, but minor...

 
 
 
Send Me an Angel:

SEND ME AN ANGEL:

Pause for breath - from the rush, the panic attack - to BART, to work again. Shared experience felt in the lapse between destinations. Monuments...

Doing the Work: Carolina A. Miranda and Siddhartha Mitter in Conversation

DOING THE WORK: CAROLINA A. MIRANDA AND SIDDHARTHA MITTER IN CONVERSATION

Octavia E. Butler, Notes on Writing , part of Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories at the Huntington. Carolina A. Miranda and Siddhartha...

 
 
 
A Nuestro Pueblo Migrante: A Sonic Limpia

A NUESTRO PUEBLO MIGRANTE: A SONIC LIMPIA

Step 1: To apply for asylum in the US, you must be physically present in the US or seeking entry into the US at a port of entry. -...

Four poems from The Redesignation of Paradise

FOUR POEMS FROM THE REDESIGNATION OF PARADISE

Etel Adnan, Untitled , ca. 1970 Keep looking until you forget what you know about cows, in other words, unhook meaning from definition...

 
 
 
Wild little things

WILD LITTLE THINGS

Anonymous, Untitled , collection of Léonie Guyer. Wild little things That shine Obstinately - Franck André Jamme, “ Tantra Song “ Life...

De: a workshop with Keith Hennessy

DE: A WORKSHOP WITH KEITH HENNESSY

Circo Zero's Winter Circle X. Collective experiences and shared training in the makings, unmakings, and mysteries of live art, performance,...

 
 
 
A Poem for Etel

A POEM FOR ETEL

Etel Adnan on Mount Tamalpais, California. Courtesy of the artist. a mountain claims space of sky in a heart, surrounds in stone and...

Mastering Effects: Podcasts and the Authoritarian Voice

MASTERING EFFECTS: PODCASTS AND THE AUTHORITARIAN VOICE

Roy Lichtenstein, Portable Radio , 1962 When I was in middle school, whatever hours I hadn't reserved for studying or friends were...

 
 
 
The Mole and the Hyena

THE MOLE AND THE HYENA

...the blue infinite straight line which must pass under what is below and over what is above... - Jacques Lacan, Seminar XII I am...

A Ballad for Etel

A BALLAD FOR ETEL

Etel Adnan, Untitled , 2018 These are from a longer work in progress, a kind of essay-in-fragments linked more by poetic association...

 
 
 
Homeland security: facial recognition in machines and crows

HOMELAND SECURITY: FACIAL RECOGNITION IN MACHINES AND CROWS

Last October, I found myself at the Atlanta airport on the way out of the country for a conference. A Delta employee at the gate announced...

Columnists in Residence: Winter 2019

COLUMNISTS IN RESIDENCE: WINTER 2019

Our Winter 2019 columnists in residence are interdisciplinary artist Jenny Odell , writer and critic Ismail Muhammad , and artist Léonie...

 
 
 
Yelping Oakland's Past

YELPING OAKLAND'S PAST

From Sand By The Ton, the grand opening and fundraiser for The Big Art Studios at American Steel, 2009. tribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs...

Happy Holidays from Open Space

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OPEN SPACE

Minor White, Ritual Branch , 1958 Wishing you all restful and joyous holidays. Here's to 2019! We'll resume publishing Monday, January...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Item 3 - 2 people having a conversation These 2 guys were sitting right behind a few of us Urban Sketchers who chose to stay inside the Hof. They were having a talk about hard... Read more ...

Just Peachy, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Just Peachy, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Just Peachy 8x10 oil on canvas I've started a new series of small landscape paintings. I want to explore new color combinations. I start by premixing the color combo's I have... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing Glory” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Flash and sparkle. Dramatic colors. Rough and smooth textures. If these things appeal to you, this is your painting. It may be hung as is, or framed for a more finished... Read more ...

30"x40" abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, Contemporary art...

30"x40" abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, Contemporary art, Expressionist Art, fine art Painting, Pamela Fowler Lordi, price $1450

40"x30"x1.75" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $975 Read more ...

Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

'Poppy Profusion' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis The Secret to a good painting is a bad photo That might be an over-simplification but a less than perfect reference photo can... Read more ...

Institute at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada / MO-OF

Institute at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada / MO-OF

© Edmund Sumner Architects: MO-OF Location: Survey No.4, 4, ITI Rd, Krishna Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008, India Category: University Lead Architects: Shantanu... Read more ...

Bull Dog

Bull Dog

Antique Produce Crate Label From Blue Sky Search which has pages and pages of these fascinating labels. Read more ...