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Emmanuel Cooper, Stoneware with volcanic glaze (detail), ca. 1990s. Courtesy of the artist and Ruthin Craft Centre. Photograph by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd.
Darren Jones remembers the elemental work and personality of the English ceramicist. ...
 
Jawad al Malhi, Measures of Uncertainty XIV, 2014. Oil on canvas, 206 x 161 centimeters. Courtesy of the artist and Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Jawad al Malhi’s work documents the lives, struggles and culture of young men in the Middle East. ...
 
Andy Wicks. Courtesy &Model Gallery.
Yorkshire is a surprising hub for contemporary art in the UK ...
 


Paul Kos, Aspen, 2009. Video projection on paint on canvas. 6 x 8 inches. Courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim

Quasi Una Fantasia: A Summer Trio From San Francisco


Paul Kos and Jim Melchert at Paule Anglim, Shahzia Sikander at the Art Institute


Lois Dodd, Elliott's Place, 1993. Oil on panel, 11-3/4 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Caldbeck Gallery

Interesting for No Good Reason: Lois Dodd in Maine


A 40 year survey of real and imagined scenes at the Calbeck Gallery, Rockland, this summer


Brian Banda, Empty Promises, 2011. Acrylic on cardboard. photo by Silver Simphor

Paris-Harare: Focus on Inner Vision


Artists from Harare’s First Floor Gallery were on view at Pavé D’Orsay in Paris this Spring


Tejal Shah, You Too Can Touch the Moon (from the Hijra Fantasy series), 2006. Numbered photograph on archival paper, 147 x 96.5 cm. Courtesy de l’artiste et Project 88, Bombay

Passage to Postmodernity: Paris-Delhi-Bombay


at the Centre Pompidou through September 19


Horst Ademeit: untitled mixed media / polaroid, 11 x 9 cm Courtesy Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne

Mystique and conspiracy: The Polaroids of Horst Ademeit


An oeuvre of several thousand photographs and hundreds of pages of text.


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What are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Many of Them?


Our review of The Steins Collect, now at the Met, in San Franscisco last summer


David Goldblatt, Here, in 2007, Ellen Pakkies strangled her son Abie. Lavender Hill, Cape Town. 12 September 2010. Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper, 40 x 50 cm. Courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

The Weight of Narrative: Photographs of David Goldblatt


His exhibition at Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop,  founded under Apartheid


Members of the Louisville arts community protest the actions of Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen, Louisville, Kentucky, March 11, 2011. Courtesy of Travis K. Kircher / WDRB 41 News

Art is for Everyone: Caravaggio and Street Protests in Louisville, Kentucky


Channeling their own brand of the Arab Spring, arts community protests unseat the 30 year head of the city’s arts trust; plus an exhibition of Caravaggio…


Hand-painted-glass

Craft Becomes a Bad Word: Indian Folk Art in the Contemporary Wilderness


In three recent exhibitions, India’s folk art searches for context.


Installation view: BLACK SWAN Regen Projects, Los Angeles February 25th – April 16, 2011

Swanning Around Ahead of the Oscars: Three Shows in LA


Clare Rojas at Prism, Sam Durant at Blum & Poe and Black Swan at Regan Projects