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Loving Memory – Mike Kelley

For the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to choose Mike Kelley for their reopening exhibition was, to say the least, symbolic. The Stedelijk opened its newly refurbished and expanded premises in September last year, after years (and years) of highly controversial, heavily debated and stupendously overpriced refurbishments. The enormous white bath tub that is now hovering in front of the institution’s old facade, (brainchild of Benthem[.....]

SEE/SAW :Collective Practice in China Now

Today, we are excited to bring you coverage of SEE/SAW: Collective Practice in China Now at The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, from our partner ArtSpy, a website based in Beijing, P.R.China that is committed to establishing a platform for global artistic information. This article has been translated from Chinese to English. SEE/SAW :Collective Practice in China Now was an exhibition held at Ullens Center[.....]

Llyn Foulkes at the Hammer Museum

For both Walt Disney and Llyn Foulkes, it all started with a mouse. Mickey, to be precise, accompanied both men throughout their respective careers—Disney in a manner of lucrative iconography, and Foulkes in a manner of psychological distress. To most, the cartoon rodent was the paragon of jubilant youth, but through Foulkes’ lens, Mickey was a sanitized, furtive representative of the rats infesting the politics,[.....]

Peter Feiler: explicit idiosyncrasy

Against the backdrop of industrial chimneys, tidal waves and soaring satellites, satanists play their synthesizers while the world is falling apart. Inside a Corbusian building a middle aged man is hitting a woman with a whip. She’s on hands and knees, tightly leathered up. A third person is standing in the same room, watching them. Discarded pieces of human flesh are scattered around, some are[.....]

Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas: The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age

Stills from Double Lunar Dog

#Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. This week we’re excited to announce that contributor Kristi McGuire is a Headlands Center for the Arts resident for 2013. Check out her post, “Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas: The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age.” Stock image photograph produced[.....]

Fabricators: Blurring the Insider/ Outsider Boundary

There have been many times when I have felt uneasy looking at group shows of “Outsider Art”. There can be some crowds, and lots of things for sale, and a lot of people buying them, but mostly what can cause apprehension as a viewer is the wild range in the work. Often there is no thematic or formal thread that could tie all of these[.....]

From Miami: Selections from the Miami Art Fairs

Driving to Miami in a car, through scrub trees, pines and high water along the highway, I feel like I’ve come to the end of America. Here we are for the 2012 Miami Art Fairs, a city-wide, four day long event comprised countless art fairs, exhibitions, and unofficial events. Arriving in a city that I’ve never visited, my first night is spent in orientation. I’ve done[.....]