Knight at the Museum or, Try a Little Tenderness

Knight at the Museum or, Try a Little Tenderness

  In the wake of the recently announced Detroit bankruptcy, and amid the uncertain fate of the Detroit Institute of the Arts’ collection, the Knight Foundation revealed the winners of Knight Arts Challenge: Detroit last week. 56 winners — from...

Process Notes: An Introduction

Guest Post by Hannah Verrill I’d like to use this bit of time-space to introduce a series of posts that will use process as a way of looking at and unpacking a handful of contemporary performance practices. Each segment exists first as an encounter between an artist...
Salon Talk: A Conversation With Patrick Jackson

Salon Talk: A Conversation With Patrick Jackson

Guest Post by Young Joon Kwak   This edition of salon talk is a conversation with artist and educator Patrick Jackson.  Jackson was born in Los Angeles, CA, where he also currently resides.  Working primarily in sculpture, he’s had exhibitions in galleries...
MOOCs

MOOCs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the future of education. I feel as certain of this as I am certain that one day cars will fly and that ironing will become obsolete. There’s a Ted Talk with the co-founder of Coursera Daphne Koller and an episode of Charlie...
If You Build it, They will Come

If You Build it, They will Come

  “If you build it, they will come,” lows a voice to Ray Kinsella in the film “Field of Dreams.” Incredulous but faithful, Ray, played by Kevin Costner, obeys, carving a baseball diamond out of his Iowa cornfield and,after some plot twists and life...
ArtStack and the social dimension of art

ArtStack and the social dimension of art

Guest Post by Mark Sheerin Art needs networks, and the 20th century testifies to that. There could never have been a lone fauvist, a solitary cubist, an isolated futurist, etc, etc. The avant garde loves company, and, without it, could never have made the great...