Posts Tagged ‘contemporary art’

by Kelly Boyd The problem of how to display art while minimizing damage to the work is one that is confronted by museums and collectors alike.  The impulse share art with others is a common one that plays out on various scales across the world.  From the largest museum to the smallest personal collection, people […]


What:  Jo Ann Callis:  Woman Twirling @ Getty Museum When:  Through August 9, 2009 Where:  The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Why:  It is not widely known that the Getty features strong contemporary art programming and Jo Ann Callis’ current show is no exception.  Callis was one of the first participants in […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf Contemporary art conservator Christian Scheidemann’s work is undeniably similar to that of a cosmetic surgeon, though he would rather be compared to a “urologist” according to Rebecca Mead, who wrote a fascinating article about him, “The Art Doctor,” in the May 11, 2009 issue of The New Yorker. […]


Listening to artists describe the emotional impact of other artists’ work on their own work is fascinating. This educational BBC video is a wonderful window into Louise Bourgeois’ work through the eyes of hot British contemporary artists. Tracey Emin is particularly eloquent on the subject of Louise Bourgeois.


Don’t miss, Editor-at-Large of Art + Auction, Judd Tully’s, fascinating dissection of what was overvalued, undervalued, and what was right on the money at Art Basel this year. Click here to see the slideshow reviewing works by Yuki Kimura, Gonçalo Mabunda, Raqib Shaw, A. Balasubramaniam, and Jonathan Monk.  


I had the pleasure of slowly contemplating the comprehensive survey of Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson’s work, Take Your Time, now showing simultaneously at MoMa and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Space.  I must admit I felt an eery stomach curdling anxiety walking through Room For One Colour, 1997, where everything appears monochrome through a yellowish haze. […]


I visited the Cai Guo-Qiang mini-retrospective during its final days at the Guggenheim, before it travels to Beijing for the Olympics.  Mr. Cai’s work touches on themes that are at once shockingly obvious and surprisingly subtle.  He is well known for exploring post 9/11 anxiety through the invocation of terrorist methods of violence in his […]



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