Art Review | May 21, 2013
Highlights from this year's Mills College MFA Exhibition include towers of speakers, ambiguous objects, impressive ceramics, and immersive installations. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | May 19, 2013
Don't miss the SFAI class of 2013 and their year-end MFA exhibition at the strange and wonderful Old Mint building. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Help Desk | May 13, 2013
In which our eminent advisor seeks out artists' opinions on finding a gallery that's the right fit for you. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | May 12, 2013
A recent performance of Mierle Laderman Ukeles "Manifesto for Maintenance Art" 1969 provides an artist's counterpoint to the current considerations of working motherhood. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | May 02, 2013
Watch an interview with Jay and Rie Dion, a husband and wife team who used their skills as ceramic artists to create a small business focused on custom fabrication. By Little Paper Planes
Help Desk | Apr 29, 2013
In which our sage columnist reveals the steps necessary to getting your big art world break. By Bean Gilsdorf
Help Desk | Apr 15, 2013
In which our diligent source for all things art-related advises on changing career paths. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Apr 13, 2013
The Art-o-mat® up-cycles the vintage cigarette machine, dispensing $5 packs of art. By Erika Milvy
Art Review | Apr 10, 2013
An exhibition of Lee Friedlander's 1986 photographs of Wisconsin's Cray Research supercomputer facility provides intriguing making-of shots, but little information on what's being made. By Ben Marks
Help Desk | Apr 01, 2013
In which our tireless advice columnist sorts through the pros and cons of submitting work to juried shows. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art & Design
Engineers have figured out a way to get crystals to form rose and tulip sculptures, each smaller than a strand of hair. The gardens sprout up on a penny dipped in a salt solution. The technique is similar to 3-D printing and could one day be used to make any complex shape.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century artist who liked to play with his food, transforming it into the building blocks of many of his fantastical portraits. Artist Philip Haas has taken those portraits out of museums, reinterpreting them as colossal statues that interact with the natural environment.
A dropped cigarette butt, a chewed-up piece of gum, a stray hair. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg uses DNA from trash she's picked up around New York City to generate 3-D portraits of those who left it behind.
The stencil of a young boy sewing the Union Jack is the centerpiece of an exhibition in London, after which it will head to the U.S. where it is to be part of a private collection. Organizers say Slave Labour is not being put up for sale, but residents of the London neighborhood from which it disappeared want it back.
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