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Light, Interviews, Books, and a Call to Artists

Consider for a moment the nature of light and time. Fleeting, infinite, unknowable, and yet familiar as our own minds. We long for more time while cursing its slow progress. Temporal matters dictate every aspect of our human lives. We are beholden to the times in which we live. We cannot grasp...

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Top 10 Curators from London

Curators carry a lot of chips in the art world. These highly trained professionals know the ins and outs of mounting exhibitions and they wield the power to launch an artist’s career. Around the world there are well-known curators moving at the top of the field in every major art hub. In each...

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​Schmoozing 101: How to Make Your Way into the Art World and Look like a Hip Brooklyn Artist

Fake it ‘til you make it. It’s a phrase used often in our image focused culture. While it may sound a bit odd to consider constructing a version of yourself designed to fit in to the art world, this practice is not only universal across pretty much every social and professional arena, it is also...

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Newsletter / Great poetry and literature are never at rest

Like their corporeal counterparts, the seafaring vessels of great poetry and literature are never at rest. Even in quiet harbors of water and mind, each vessel contends with a sinister pull beneath the surface. The two artists interviewed this week have duly mastered the rhythm of their waves and...

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​Real Artists Series: The Case of Abbey Ryan, Blogging Her Way to Success

Abbey Ryan is making a full-time income selling her art online. This is a case history of how she did it and who she is. Ryan became interested in art during high school. Despite having a natural aptitude, she entered college as a science major and it wasn’t until a few years later that she made...

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Top Art Figures in the World Now

In every field, there are people who are simply, unquestionably, at the top of the game. In the arts this is no different. There are those who move in the top echelon of power and influence and whose opinion can truly make or break a career. While these are not individuals you are likely to...

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​Fuck the Art World, Fuck Consumerism!

If you detect a note of angst in the title here, that just means you can read, but it also points to something larger. (It is a comment I read on Twitter recently) There is, without a doubt, a thread of anger that weaves through the art world and taps the shoulders of many in a number of ways....

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Newsletter / Intelligence is to potential as wisdom is to application.

Intelligence is to potential as wisdom is to application. This week, we observe two artists who have escaped the revolving door of self-analysis bearing the memory, rather than the sensation, of dizziness. Only an archive as grand as the anthropological collections at her disposal could contain...

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​It’s All About Who You Know

It is no secret that in most fields, networking makes the world go round. This is absolutely no different in the art world where success is, unfortunately, largely about who you know. Period. While this may seem terribly unfair, there is nothing to be done about it so the only choice is to accept...

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Newsletter / Humans, like blades of grass...

Humans, like blades of grass, are apt to point in different directions, forgetting that they comprise an interminable garden. The two interviews showcased this week strikingly articulate the universal contingency of stars and cells, boldly outlining the hand that winds the spinning top of time. ...

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