Marcel Duchamp

What Role Does Neon Play in Contemporary Culture?

From Las Vegas’ blinking strip to Dan Flavin’s vibrant sculptures, neon has long held a precious place in modern society’s consumerist core, writes …

Art

Landmark Emily Carr painting from France lands in Whistler

The work will be permanently displayed at B.C. art collector Michael Audain's museum, writes Marsha Lederman<p>Emily Carr's oil painting <i>Le Paysage</i> has been exhibited only twice in its 106-year history – most notably at the prestigious Salon d'Automne in Paris. Now, the work is headed for permanent …

Art

10 Of The World’s Greatest Lost Treasures

Whether money, priceless artworks, or untold vaults of knowledge, the idea of treasure titillates the minds of nearly every person on Earth. Fortunes …

History

Calling All Eye-Rollers: An Undeniable David Hockney Show at the Met

The Met’s ravishing survey of David Hockney’s six-decade career is unlikely to make a bigger splash in New York than it did in London, where almost half a million people lined up to see it at the Tate Britain. It was the second most popular show in the museum’s history, bested only by the cutouts …

Culture

James Cahill · At the Royal Academy: Dalí and Duchamp

At the Royal Academy<p>James Cahill<p>A black and white photograph from 1958 shows Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí on a hot August day in Cadaqués, on the …

Salvador Dalí

Chinese and Indian toilet revolutions look to Singapore’s bottom line | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

President Xi Jinping has called for a “toilet revolution”, which will be the centrepiece of his “new countryside” drive. The goal is to improve the …

News (China)

Yoko Ono / John Lennon: Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins / Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions / Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band Album Review | Pitchfork

Courting confusion is part of the job description for anyone working in the avant-garde. Some experimenters meet this requirement with the equivalent of a shrug, while others take to the task with more evident relish. For over half a century, the singer and visual artist Yoko Ono has found herself …

Yoko Ono

Matthew J. Salganik on Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age

In just the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, mobile phones, and numerous other digital marvels. In …

Digital Age

TV & radio: what to tune in to next week (9 - 15 December 2017)

<i>Attenborough And The Giant Elephant. (BBC/Humble Bee Films/Vik Manchada)</i><p><b>Great Lives – Four Hundred And Counting</b><p><b>Radio 4 Extra</b><p><b>Saturday 9 December,</b> …

History

Gavin Turk: Is Contemporary Art Trash? Is Trash Contemporary Art?

If you're at all versed in contemporary art, you've probably heard of <b>Gavin Turk</b>. The British artist has earned a name for himself through eclectic …

Art

Urs Fischer on Katy Perry, Art Basel Miami Beach, and Why It’s Boring When People Compare Him to Duchamp

"It’s like watching people have sex. I’d rather have it myself."<p>Urs Fischer makes art looks like child’s play; take a look at his giant clay sculpture of Katy Perry, which viewers are invited to physically pull apart through the end of the year in New York, and the new puzzle-like painting he’s …

Art

The ancient symbol that spanned millennia

As a new exhibition looks at the concept of the loop, Joobin Bekhrad discovers how one symbol had different meanings in ancient Egypt, Hindu mythology and Renaissance alchemy.<p>It is perhaps fitting that the ancient <i>ouroboros</i> marks the beginning – and end – of Never Ending Stories<i>,</i> a major exhibition …

Ancient History

The best art shows this Christmas

From Dalí’s religious hallucinations and Waqas Kahn’s Sufic mysticism to Susan Philipsz’s take on Bowie’s Starman, here are five exhibitions to revive your spirits in the event of a mince pie meltdown<p>More to see: Theatre | Carols and concerts | Dance | Comedy | Film | Outdoor fun<p>Dalí/Duchamp<p>If you …

Art

Roman Ondak at Chicago Arts Club (Contemporary Art Daily)

To celebrate the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s <i>Fountain</i>, The Arts Club of Chicago welcomes an exhibition by acclaimed Slovak artist Roman Ondak. …

Art

Super Goethe

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art<p>by Rüdiger Safranski, translated from the German by David Dollenmayer<p>Liveright, 651 pp., $35.00<p>Herr Glaser of …

Books

The Best NYC Engagement Party Venues

Michelin Stars, iconic skyline views, and impressive international cuisine give these engagement party hotspots a permanent place on our list of New York's chicest pre-wedding venues. From New York's chic Nolita neighborhood to hidden gems in Brooklyn, there's no limit to the endless party …

Weddings

LOL: A Brief History of Comedy in Art Since Duchamp's "Fountain"

Can art be funny? We think so! Here’s a shortlist of twelve artists who have laughed their way through contemporary art and how comedy has played an …

Art

The Biography of Alexander Calder, Part I

<b>CALDER</b><b><br>The Conquest of Time: The Early Years, 1898-1940</b><br>By Jed Perl<br>Illustrated. 704 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $55.<p>Few popular modern sculptors present so consistent a mind-eye contradiction as does Alexander Calder. When his name crosses my thoughts, I register: major, but slight. I see one of his 1940s …

Books

So the Alt-Right Just Discovered Modern Art

"Seven hundred years after the start of the Renaissance and this is where we’ve arrived?" Paul Joseph Watson, a YouTube personality and InfoWars editor, wrote earlier this week in what at first sounds like a striking and significant realization from an extreme right-winger—one who actually dared to …

Art

How this German artist is following Marcel Duchamp and making art out of toilets

The all-white totem poles of German artist Jürgen Klauke make for a dazzling contemporary reinterpretation of the ‘ready-made’ concept.

Art

A French Fashion Editor on the Difference Between Paris, New York, and L.A.

View Slideshow<p><i>Purple</i> magazine was founded 25 years ago by a young French art journalist named Olivier Zahm and his then-girlfriend, Elein Fleiss. …

Fashion

Arts preview: Your guide to more than 30 events this winter

Whether you gravitate toward a wizard from Oz, or a self-described prince of darkness, the winter arts scene brims with eclectic choices over the …

Des Moines

Is contemporary art a new conformism?

ART + CULTURE<p>Is contemporary art a new conformism?<p>Thoughts sparked by Urs Fischer’s Big Clay#4 in Florence<p>Marc Vinciguerra<p>November 28, 2017 - …

Art

'Calder' clearly establishes its subject as a giant of the 20th century

Up until now, there has never been a full-scale biography to help us understand and appreciate Calder's accomplishments.<p>November 28, 2017 —Alexander …

Art

How Alexander Calder Made Art Move

A new biography argues that the mobile-maker was one of the majors.<p>A small plaint, as a starter, against the multivolume biography of the single-volume life. In the nineteenth century, the big sets were usually reserved for the big politicians. Disraeli got seven volumes and Gladstone three, but …

Culture

Briefly Noted

<b>Greater Gotham</b><i>, by Mike Wallace (Oxford)</i>. This gargantuan study of twenty-two formative years in New York history begins with the merging of the five boroughs, in 1898, which created the world’s second-largest metropolis. Wallace, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, details the emergence of the …

Modern Art

Alia Bhatt is giving us major #travelgoals in London

Harrods, London<p>Winter Wonderland at London's Hyde Park<p>Kew Gardens Christmas Lights 2017<p>Salvador Dalí's 'A Couple with their Heads Full of Clouds, …

Alia Bhatt

Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

On Monday, Sept. 25, five days after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, Aaron Jackson got a LinkedIn notification on his phone from Michael Lee, …

Wal-Mart Stores

Two remarkable exhibitions show how color came to art photography

NEW YORK — It wasn’t that long ago that color didn’t qualify as serious photography. There were reasons for this. Color film was often chemically …

Boston

A Rick Owens' Retrospective Is Opening In Milan Later This Year

Calling fellow worshipers at the Temple of Rick – news of a whopping retrospective has (finally) reached our ears. Well, we heard rumours – but now …

Modern Art