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Art City 2013-12-09 07:10:45
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With more than 20 art fairs to visit during Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the art world's most prestigious gatherings, it?s hard to choose which fairs to get to.
Art City 2013-12-06 11:48:15
What is it that compels us to gawk at mangled cars on the highway or to get glued to cable news after a tsunami or oil spill? Dirk Skreber explores that.
Art City 2013-12-04 05:30:00
Forgive me, but am I to understand that Milwaukee's "power brokers" in real estate, construction and architecture are an "intriguing mix" of all men?This is at least the case according to the Business Journal.
Art City 2013-12-02 05:30:00
Colorful cellophane murals, 100 billowing Bronze Fonzes, a beer garden to support artists and something called FaceBOX are among the dozen finalists named Monday for a public art -- or placemaking -- initiative to take place on W. Wisconsin Ave. next summer and fall.
Art City 2013-11-27 05:45:00
There's almost nothing better than the gift of a book, if it's well chosen. With it comes new ideas and time to oneself, among other things. Here are 10 books I can recommend for the art lovers on your holiday gift-giving list this year. "9.5 Theses on Art and Class" (Haymarket Books), by Ben Davis. This collection of essays is a …
Art City 2013-11-26 07:18:18
On this week’s episode of Art City Radio I sit down with Milwaukee artist and activist Nicolas Lampert. We talk about his new book “A People’s Art History of the United States.”Where political resistance exists in the world, whether it be Occupy or the Arab Spring, artists are often right at the heart of it, creating the words, actions, and imagery …
Art City 2013-11-25 21:20:34
It is kind of a gross tradition, when you think about it -- the need to buy stuff around a holiday dedicated to the idea of gratitude. When did the impulse to give gifts to loved ones become synonymous with standing in line at 5 a.m. for a deal on a flat screen TV made on the other side of the …
Art City 2013-11-22 12:25:20
On this week's episode of Art City Radio, I talk to Sherman Pitts, Christopher McIntyre and Mikal Floyd-Pruitt of TAG Milwaukee.
Art City 2013-11-22 04:22:20
Why is it that this year's Nohl Exhibit doesn't feel as good as the artists in it?
Art City 2013-11-15 10:34:51
If you are looking for some in-the-know recommendations for your weekend, here are some sage choices from the Art City contributors, including a talk by cartoonist Art Spielgelman, an exhibit exploring the role of participation and contra dance in one of the oldest bowling alleys in America.
Art City 2013-11-15 05:56:23
Three Milwaukee artists will be included in the most prestigious showcase of contemporary art in the U.S.
Art City 2013-11-12 06:15:00
No one talks about art the way Fred Stonehouse talks about art. Like some of his paintings, there is an element of the circus sideshow in the way presents his ideas, surreal entertainments to be relished.
Art City 2013-11-12 05:45:00
What was it Sid Hudgens, the crooked publisher of a tabloid rag in L.A. Confidential, the noir novel by James Ellroy, would say? Ah yes, “Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush.”
Art City 2013-11-08 08:49:41
Successful photography curator Lisa Hostetler to become curator-in-charge at George Eastman House.
Art City 2013-11-08 06:00:00
“Diversity” and “inclusive” are words too casually tossed about these days, and in the context of a corporate initiative they can easily lose any potential for edge and surprise. “The Human Touch” is an exception, and one that’s as challenging to sort out as the vision it represents.Every work in the exhibition deals with the human figure in some way, and …
Art City 2013-11-07 13:42:10
It looks like Bucks power forward and center Zaza Pachulia is making a play to take the Bucks court home, according to Grantland, a site of ESPN.com.
Art City 2013-11-07 06:00:00
The Journal Sentinel began a tradition six years ago by offering readers the gift of art on Christmas Day. In the space normally reserved for the top news of the day, we present readers with a work of art by a Wisconsin artist.
Art City 2013-11-06 06:10:45
Wonderful works of art secreted away by the Nazis as "degenerate" keep turning up "like bottles washed ashore," writes Micheal Kimmelman for hte New York Times this morning, reporting on the latest trove of works discovered and unveiled in Augsburg, Germany Tuesday.
Art City 2013-11-05 13:09:08
Death has a way of clarifying life, or so say great philosophers and New Orleans artist Candy Chang. It has a way of making us examine the kind of person we want to be, the life we want to live, the people who are important to us.
Art City 2013-11-05 08:36:01
So I spotted this 68-point diatribe to the world's art critics thanks to Jerry Salz, art critic at New York Magazine, who shared it on Facebook. I can't help but marvel at -- and love! -- the honest, right-between-the-eyes honesty of it, even if it's a bit trite at times. So here is some quick, Tuesday-morning call-and-response. It looks like it …