March 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Out at the Armory Arts Week by Paul Laster - New York

Looking back at Armory Arts Week, we offer a glimpse of art world players making the rounds in New York.   read more...

Rita Ackermann Interview by Jeff Grunthaner - New York

Each painting must be treated as one gesture. I can't and never could work in details. If one part of the painting is messed up, I have to remake the entire surface with the next gesture, otherwise it feels like cheating. One take means everything or nothing, like in Russian roulette. And sometimes, for days and weeks, I can't tell if a painting is dead or still alive.   read more...

Edgar Sarin: {647912} Decoded by Yelena Furman - New York

Proposed and curated by artist Edgar Sarin, {647912} is a group show of 13 artists   read more...

Verbatim: The Armory Show 2015 Modern Section - by Yelena Furman - New York

This Armory, the special Focus MENAM (Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean) and Special Projects made for a cohesive and visually inspiring exhibition throughout the fair. Privileged to work alongside the gallerists, curators and artists in the Modern Section, I was able to get their perspective on participating in Armory 2015   read more...

On Parade: Duccio di Buoninsegna in Siena by Joseph Nechvatal - Paris

I am not religious in a traditional sense, but I find religious art sometimes extremely moving. It is the passionate intensity behind its creation and display that is so powerful to me.   read more...

Vivo Vitro Silico Situ: Zack Davis by Cassie Cummins - New York

In this post-Enlightened era, one that is characterized not by self-consciousness but by the relationship between consciousness and technology, the notion that consciousness exists as a necessarily human phenomenon is constantly being called into question.   read more...

Carrie Hott: Conceptual practice with the night by Leora Lutz - San Francisco

The lamp shop is closed and no real lamps are for sale. Inside, it is night all the time. Pools of green tinted light pour over vignettes of vintage glass lamp covers arranged in stacks and in a variety of configurations on the floor, on wooden side tables and on narrow shallow shelves attached to the walls.   read more...

Carolyn Marks Blackwood: On The Edge by Shana Beth Mason - New York

New York based artist Carolyn Marks Blackwood is, at first glance, a cultural chameleon. Somehow, she shifts mental and physical gears between screenwriting, film production, and photography.   read more...

Outsider Art Fair Owner Andrew Edlin Interview by Yelena Furman - New York

Andrew Edlin is well known in the New York art scene as a dealer of Outsider Art. Manhattan born and raised in the Bronx, Andrew earned a B.A. in English Literature from University of Vermont   read more...

Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter by Lynn Maliszewski - New York

Books began mutating in the art context in the late 1950s with the Fluxists, they were redefined as art-objects; or documented performance, media, sound, environmental, and conceptual art. Forefathers of the genre like Dieter Roth and Edward Ruscha originally self-published their books   read more...