Jackie Sorensen

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In 'Self-Taught Genius,' a History of Label-Teasing Art Forms

In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously noted, with regard to what exactly constituted “obscenity,” “I know it when I see it.” …

Why a Russian Nationalist Militia Took Over an Arts Center in Ukraine

An arts nonprofit in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk has found itself, and much of its collection, at the mercy of the Russian nationalist militia of …

Study Finds Making Art May Keep Our Brains Healthy

We’ve all heard about art’s psychological and physiological effects. Researchers have found, for instance, that a lunchtime jaunt to an art gallery …

Painting as Super Model

Yve-Alain Bois’s book <i>Painting as Model</i> was written twenty-odd years ago and continues to be an important text, providing conceptual fodder for many …

Marina Abramović Flogs Adidas in World Cup Advertisement

People<p>Can performance art sell sportswear?<p>,<p>The latest from the world’s most famous performance artist, Marina Abramović, is leaving many in the art …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Generate Exhibition Titles with the Click of a Button

Anyone who’s read this knows that I’m a fan of arty text generators. They’re just so … clever. And, when they’re done well, scarily accurate. …

Photographing Secret Places

If you’re unfamiliar with the work of Trevor Paglen, then I would suggest you change that right now through this excellent short video (08:59) from …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Why Is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Market?

<i>Vanity Fair</i>writer-at-large Marie Brenner investigates the birth-control device NuvaRing, which has allegedly caused blood clots in thousands of its users. As NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, which made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012, is facing roughly 3,500 lawsuits against it, Brenner asks …

6 Sculptures That Won’t Restore Your Faith In Humanity

These sculptures by Francesco Albano may look like you feel.<p>It would be easy to dismiss the sculptures of Francesco Albano as mere grotesques–as monsters dreamed up by a B-movie producer looking to induce stomach-churning shock value. It would be easy, if their wax skins didn’t look so human, so …

Sculpture