“The Keeper” at the New Museum posits that collecting is much more than a compulsion.
On April 28th, Chicago's artists, musicians, and businesses are coming together for one event at Restock Shop in Wicker Park to benefit mental health resources in underfunded neighborhoods.
Ask me to describe film director and writer Quentin Tarantino in a single word and I'll pass. It's an impossible task. His films crashed their way into our cinematic psyche like a bloody bowling ball through pins of cookie-cutter movie formulas.
I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.
It was time for me to speak more directly than I could with paintings -- to speak with living people -- in particular, those for whom creativity is a strong impulse that is sometimes problematic.
Recently I traveled up through the Northern Territory near Darwin to a prime site for rock paintings in and around Kakadu National Park. While my visits to expressive rock carvings and paintings were fascinating, I was most interested in seeing the art that is being produced in recent times.
The last few years have ushered in a new era in the craze for contemporary art, with prices reaching such dizzying heights that many feel inclined to predict its collapse. Yet, the bubble shows no sign of bursting. Art buying has become the favorite playground of a super-rich elite isolated from the economic realities that shape the lives of most humans.
In keeping with summer being the season for superhero sequels, the Hammer Museum is presenting "Made in L.A. 2014," its second biennial selection of contemporary artists working in Los Angeles.