Post image for The Privilege of Philosophy: On Whitebox Art Center’s Panel on Palestinian Art

Those sitting in the panel discussion at the Whitebox Art Center could remove heated rhetoric about “solidarity with Palestine” from the equation by appealing to theory, but only in non-warzones is there this privilege of philosophy.

Post image for New Flux Factory Executive Director Nat Roe on Embodying the Best Aspects of Creative Life

Ever notice how all of those alternative spaces don’t look all that different from the establishment? Flux Factory’s residency is different. Creativity seems to drip from the walls: there’s a doorbell that rings in the bathroom, a disco ball and a chicken hang from kitchen ceiling, and the studios are often coated in art. No other space in New York looks like this.

So, when I heard that Nat Roe (formerly of Silent Barn) would be taking over the role of executive director from Christina Vassallo, I wanted to see what kinds of plans he had in store.

Post image for Dave Hickey on Democracy and Art

Dream on, Dave Hickey.

Post image for Electric Objects and New York Public Library Announce “Net Artist in Residence”

Can we expect a future where digital art hangs on the walls of everyone’s homes? Electric Objects, the startup that’s creating a home-computer display system for Internet-based art, called EO1 has been wildly successful. So far they raised a whopping $787,612 on Kickstarter for these digital art screens—their original goal was $25,000. And now, adding to the start up’s momentum, they’re launching a “Net Artist in Residence” program with the New York Public Library (NYPL).

Post image for Emails Reveal Guggenheim Bullies Journalist Suspected of Ties With Gulf Labor

We have now received leaked email correspondence between the Guggenheim and Crabapple while she was working on “Slaves of Happiness Island,” a firsthand report of slave-like worker conditions on Saadiyat Island.