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TO STRIVE OR STAND STILL: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALISON DARCY

Julia Edelman

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BUCKWILD AND DOWNTON ABBEY: TV'S SOCIAL REALITY

David Mould

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THE DREAM HOUSE

Robert Boucheron

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CHRIS BURDEN'S METROPOLIS

By Robin Tung

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JAKUB DOLEJS

James D. Campbell

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SECOND SKIN: THE ART AND WRAP OF OLEK

T.S.Tsonchev

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REPURPOSED CHURCHES

Photo essay by Mark Lavorato

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RITHIKA MERCHANT

Interviewed by Robin Tung

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CRANACH, LUTHER, AND THE MAKING OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

By Steven Ozment

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LYONEL FEININGER

FROM MANHATTAN TO THE BAUHAUS

BY PATRICK KENNEDY

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GUSTAV KLIMT: THE UNIVERSE IN A KISS

BY STEPHANIE ANN HARPER

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MONTREAL ART GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS GUIDE

| ART EVENTS CALENDAR |

 

 

RELATIVISM, PERSPECTIVISM, AND CITIZEN KANE

BY DANIEL SHAW

Citizen Kane is one of the most philosophically intriguing films ever made, on several levels. It begins with the screening of a rather conventional newsreel which its producer finds unsatisfying. He assigns a journalist to interview several of Kane's closest friends, trying to solve the mystery of Kane's dying word ("Rosebud"), as a novel angle from which to get at two more fundamental issues: Who was Charles Foster Kane and what was the meaning of his life? The diverse points-of-view that his interviewees bring to these two questions illustrates Nietzsche's perspectivism with striking clarity... | read |

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CINEMA | RED ROAD

BY BESTE ALPAY

Red Road is a movie which uses visuality to create the sensation of touch and most of the time leads the viewer to associate the visual material with sensations of the "haptic"... | read |

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JAZZ & PHOTOGRAPHY | DARK ROOMS

BY BENJAMIN CAWTHRA

The music came first, then the photographs... | read |

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PORTRAITS AND PERSONS

BY CYNTHIA FREELAND

As a philosopher I ask different questions about portraits than art historians. I am interested in how portraiture helps illuminate questions about persons and selves... | read |

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BIOGRAPHY | MICHELANGELO

BY WILLIAM E. WALLACE

Michelangelo Buonarroti is universally recognized to be among the greatest artists of all time... | read |

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THE REAL REAL THING

BY WENDY STEINER

Any creation story is a story about models, for as King Lear reminds us, "Nothing can come of nothing." Models generate entities "made in their own image." They are the Real peeking out at us from the mirror of art... | read |

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INTERVIEW WITH BETTY SHAMIEH

Intreview with is the playwright and actress Betty Shamieh | read |

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PHOTOGRAPHY | ALFRED STIEGLITZ

BY KATHERINE HOFFMAN

In "Stieglitz: A Beginning Light ," Katherine Hoffman focused on the early years of Alfred Stieglitz's (1864-1946) career and his European roots. Now, she presents a compelling portrait of his life and career from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works, issues of identity, and the rise of Modernism... | read |

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ART AND PROCESS WITH NOA KAPLAN

BY ROBIN TUNG

My arrival at the Broad Center at UCLA is rushed; there has been traffic, to no one's surprise, on the 405, and Westwood is bustling at the lunch hour with students, shoppers, and medical professionals. The Broad Center is a white building with long glass panels, and doors propped open to the gallery where I first encountered Noa Kaplan's exhibit, "Pollen"... | read |

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NEW YORK, FILM AND RECONCEPTION OF THE WORLD

BY STANLEY CORKIN

I began researching Starring New York before I finished my prior book, Cowboys as Cold Warriors. In that book I considered a group of film westerns in their relationships to U. S. Cold War culture and politics...| read |

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ON ART FOR ART'S SAKE

BY R. JOSEPH CAPET

'Art for art's sake' is a much misunderstood phrase. In the public imagination it is invariably the oriflamme of Decadents and Aesthetes... | read |

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BETWEEN SENSE AND DE KOONING

BY RICHARD SHIFF

Even as he became a celebrity in the world of art, Willem de Kooning took pride in remaining an ordinary man, living (he liked to say) as he had when he was unknown and poor. He resisted the aesthetic and intellectual fashions of his era... | read |

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INTERVIEW | LANI IRWIN

"The term message or the idea of message is one that plays no specific role in my work. That is not to say that I am inattentive to ways in which objects, gestures, relationships in the paintings could be..." | read |

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TAKING MOVIES SERIOUSLY

BY DANIEL SHAW

Film and Philosophy: Taking Movies Seriously is a brief overview of the history of philosophizing about film, which begins with a survey of early film theorists that had a philosophical bent (like Munsterberg and Eisenstein) and with profiles of the two most significant writers in the field so far, Stanley Cavell and Noel Carroll... | read |

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"WELCOME TO PINE HILL" THE SLAMDANCE NO HORSE

BY LORRI RUPARD

Last Thursday at Slamdance's closing party atop Main Street in Park City, I choked down chocolate chip cayenne cookies next to Keith Miller, an NYU art professor who won the Grand Jury prize for a narrative feature... | read |

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SUNDANCE 2012 | DAVID TRUEBA ON "MADRID 1987"

BY LORRI RUPARD

The Sundance film festival held its annual revelry in Park City January 19-29. Freelance journalist, Lorri Vodi Rupard caught up with author/screenwriter/director David Trueba at Cafe Terigo on Main Street and discussed his new film "Madrid 1987", which competed in the World Cinema Dramatic category... | read |

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ART | BEHIND VASARI'S PRINTED WORD

LYALL F. HARRIS

"...that villain time cannot consume what you have written." These were Paolo Giovio's words in a letter to Giorgio Vasari after the 1550 publication of Lives of the Artists... | read |

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ART HISTORY | BURSTING THE DAM

BY RACE CAPET

Norm and Exception in the Career of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1848-1853 | read |

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ART | PHOTOGRAPHY: ART OR ARTIFICE?

BY TERRY BUCHANAN

It can be suggested that photography is a process of reception and art is a process of transmission... | read |

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"Mermaid's Story" by Alan Feltus (2003, oil on canvas)

INTERVIEW | ALAN FELTUS

When I was an art student, I became aware of the tendency I had to make very quiet paintings... | read |

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ART | INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST AND ART DEALER AMEL CHAMANDY

Creativity can not be taught, it is something that is born within you...

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BOOKS | SUSAN SONTAG: "REGARDING THE PAIN OF OTHERS"

Regarding the Pain of Others begins with an example of differentiation... | read |

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CORNO | AN INTERVIEW

A conversation with the Canadian painter Corno | read |

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Headdress by Glenn Harrington

GLENN HARRINGTON | AN INTERVIEW

A conversation with the American oil painter Glenn Harrington | read |

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SLIM AARONS | A WONDERFUL TIME

In his twenties he photographed the horrors of the Second World War. Years later Slim Aarons, who lost his twin brother in the war and won a Purple Heart, said for The New York Times that combat had taught him that the only beach worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun." | read |

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ART & MONEY | "PROFILE OF BELLA PRINCIPESSA"

"Profile of the Bella Principessa" is one of the biggest art surprises in 2009. In 2007, the Canadian art collector Peter Silverman bought the painting from a New York art dealer, Kate Ganz, for about $ 19 000 on behalf of anonymous Swiss collector... | read more |

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Alex Colville

ALEX COLVILLE | CANADIAN LEGENDS

"What troubles people about my work, in which they find mystery and intrigue, may well be the idea that ordinary things are important." | read |

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