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Theaster Gates at White Cube for The Art Channel

Titled ‘Freedom of Assembly’, Theaster Gates recently showed a new body of work illustrating his interest in labour, community and art historical traditions. The exhibition showed sculptures made from found materials and ‘paintings’ constructed as if building roofs. 15 more words

Contemporary Art

Smart and Playful

This month I visited the Venice Biennale for the first time, traveling with my son, Ray. We took in as much art as we could find, got magnificently lost, feasted on fresh seafood and pizza, sipped spritz cocktails, and watched the theater of the street (art historians could be spotted in yellow patent leather shoes and ironic eyewear). 1,162 more words


Why beauty matters

Quick: Make a list of the things you need every day. Your first thought is probably what’s practical: food, a roof over your head, your health. 551 more words

Idea In Depth

White Cube to Close Sao Paulo Outpost

After three years, art gallery White Cube will close its São Paulo location, published reports show.

White Cube São Paulo, the Brazilian offshoot of the leading contemporary gallery based in London, opened in a converted warehouse in the city center in December 2012, following a successful special project by British sculptor Antony Gormley. 246 more words

Damien Hirst

Bloomberg Philanthropies Names Four Cities Winners of Public Art Challenge

On Tuesday morning, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the four winning cities of its first nationwide Public Art Challenge. Winning cities include: Los Angeles; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Gary, Indiana; and a New York team from of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, according to a report from  359 more words

What is the "Arts and Culture Sector?"

On the plane to Chicago for the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) annual conference, I was working on my presentation for another conference, AIMAC (International Association of Arts and Culture Management). 578 more words

Arts Policy

What it's all about

The Portland clay community is like a city, a cluster of neighborhoods, each exhibiting a distinct character, but with fuzzy borders, one just melting into the other. 279 more words