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An Interview with David Shrigley: What The Hell Are You Doing?

by Reid Singer on October 21, 2011
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You’re probably a fan of David Shrigley and you don’t even know it. Acting in the fields of graphic art, studio art, books, music and animation, Shrigley has earned renown for making high-brow works on paper with a disturbing, punkish bite since the early 1990s. Though trained formally at the Glasgow School of Art, his drawings maintain an unskilled look, belied only by their being witty as hell. In late September, I met with Shrigley to talk about his career and the compilation What The Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley, which was published earlier this year and is now available in the US.

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Market Analyst Sergey Skaterschikov, on “Investment-Quality” Art and Whether We’re All Going to be Poor.

by Whitney Kimball on August 22, 2011
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The past few weeks, we've seen the stock market skyrocket and plummet, with little sign of settling down. Recently, I asked art market analyst Sergey Skaterschikov what this and general economic instability mean for the art world. Apparently, it’s great for auction houses and artists who knew Warhol, bad for emerging artists and their dealers.

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Sir Sampleton: An Interview with Paul Slocum and John Michael Boling

by Paddy Johnson on August 3, 2011
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Not only is this iPhone app the most fun invention since Super Nintendo, but the commercial is equally entertaining! Here’s an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Sir Sampleton and his web video.

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Assembly Line at The Gulbenkian: An Interview With Miguel Palma

by Paddy Johnson on June 21, 2011
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If awards were doled out for exhibition size, the Gulbenkian in Lisbon Portugal, would land one for their latest Miguel Palma show. On view through July 3rd, “Assembly Line” isn’t billed as a mid-career retrospective, even though what’s on display is already far more than the average artist produces in a life time. If Palma wasn’t already known for his prolific studio practice his now. The show also achieves much the same result as a mid-career retrospective, the arranged objects illuminating the artist’s process and enduring concerns; his tendency to work on many piece at once (it would appear one idea has never sparked less than ten others); his interest in the artificial and the real as represented by nature and technology; and yes, an unwavering interest in play.

As Palma is a good friend of the blog, I’m likely biased, but “Assembly Line” is also the best solo museum show I’ve seen Lisbon. As such, I thought I’d chat with Palma about his exhibition. We talked about art, life, and cigar torpedos.

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Report from the Academy: Q&A with Harbourfront Centre Curator Patrick Macaulay

by Sally McKay on June 20, 2011
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How do you curate challenging contemporary art for massive audiences in a tourist destination? For the past ten years, Patrick Macaulay has been doing just that, and he has recently transformed a serious work injury into a renewed sense of curatorial ambition.

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Woodstock Digital Media Festival Launches This Weekend: An Interview with Organizers Marcin Ramocki and Joe McKay

by Paddy Johnson on June 14, 2011
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This weekend tech art nerds will flood Woodstock for the first Digital Media Festival of its kind. Themed, “Out of Place” — a nod to the unlikely union of local landscape and tech– some of the country’s top art professionals converge to discuss and exhibit an array of new media projects specific to the festival. I’m talking, Christiane Paul, the Director of the Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich, owners of the well-known Chelsea Gallery, Postmasters, and Jeremiah Johnson/Nullsleep to name just a few. Also the artist collective eTeam and VTDigger.org journalist Anne Galloway. I talked with two of the project’s organizers, Marcin Ramock and Joe McKay about the festival this week in the hopes of giving readers and travelers a better idea of what’s in store. (Those interested in attending can purchase their tickets online.) The interview after the jump.
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Report from the Academy: Q&A about Curatorial Power with Lisa Myers

by Sally McKay on June 8, 2011
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Who determines the meanings of artworks — artists, audiences, curators? Curators contextualize artworks in exhibitions with audiences in mind, but artworks invoke their own contexts independently of curatorial agendas. For this reason, every curator, even the most community-minded, has to figure out how to manage their own power. Today, I take a closer look at the processes of curation with Lisa Myers, an independent curator of contemporary Aboriginal art.

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Infinite Variety at The Park Armory: An Interview with Exhibition Designer Tom Hennes

by Paddy Johnson on April 1, 2011
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This Wednesday I published an interview with Elizabeth V. Warren co-curator of Infinite Variety, an exhibition of over 650 quilts by The Folk Art Museum at The New York Park Armory. The interview was the first in a two part series which I talk to the professionals behind the incredible show. Today, in the second part of the I speak with Tom Hennes at Thinc Design, about the exhibition design.

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Infinite Variety at The Park Avenue Armory: An Interview with Curator Elizabeth V. Warren

by Paddy Johnson on March 30, 2011
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Over 650 red and white quilts currently hang from the ceiling of The New York Park Armory. Up for just four days (and closing today), Infinite Variety showcases the vast archive of quilts amassed since 1956 by collector Joanna Rose. It is her 80th birthday wish: “Something I've never seen before,” she told her husband Daniel Rose when he asked what she would like to celebrate, and “a gift for New York”. The show is completely free to the public.

I visited the Park Armory this sunday and was so impressed by the cylindrical scaffold towers of quilts and obsessive attention to detail I contacted co-curators Elizabeth V. Warren, guest curator and an a leading authority on quilts and Stacy C. Hollander, senior curator at the Folk Art Museum. I also got in touch with Tom Hennes at Thinc Design, to discuss the exhibition design. What follows is the first of a two part interview series with Elizabeth V Warren and Tom Hennes. Today I speak with Elizabeth Warren.

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Sound of Art Exclusive: Comedian Julian Stockdale Interviews Mikey IQ Jones

by Art Fag City on November 18, 2010
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Comedian Julian Stockdale and Sound of Art host talks with Mikey IQ Jones, a performer tonight at Santos Party House.

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