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December 28, 2019
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EXPERTS RANK THE TOP 5 IN THIS DECADE’S ART

This year marks the end of the second decade of the 2000s. In honor of this, we thought we’d take a look back at our decade with an end-of-year series. The internet loves lists, especially year-end ones, and we’ll feed … Continue reading

April 18, 2018
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#nofilter: Philosophical Reflections on Photography in the Age Of Instagram

What follows is a guest post by Daniel Star (Boston University). All photographs are the author’s own. (Readers are encouraged to follow the links in captions for full-size, full-resolution images.) We’ve all seen it. Maybe we’ve done it. Maybe we’ve … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
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ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT

There’s a post over at the general interest philosophy blog Daily Nous that might be of interest to our readers. Susanna Berger, assistant professor of art history at the University of Southern California, has posted an excerpt adapted from her book, … Continue reading

February 21, 2017
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CAN #SELFIES BE ART? SAATCHI SAYS YES

I’m going to go ahead and say Saatchi isn’t really that cutting edge on this one. People have been doing self-portraits for a long-ass time. Maybe those don’t count as “selfies” though? In any event, the famous Saatchi Gallery will host … Continue reading

December 15, 2016
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PHILOSOPHER-ARTIST INTERVIEW: SCOTT WALDEN

Philosopher and Photographer Scott Walden interviewed by Alex King Scott Walden’s research focuses on the intersection between the philosophies of art, mind and language, with an emphasis on photography. These philosophical interests inform his photographic practice, which has been recognized … Continue reading

October 11, 2016
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REALLY, SERIOUSLY THE ARTWORLD — FRIEZE LONDON

One of the most artworld-of-artworld events took place last week in London: Frieze. Everyone and anyone wanting to be in-the-know is probably already paying attention. But in case you’re not… Why is Frieze such a big deal? Well, all eyes are … Continue reading