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November 20, 2015
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AFB ARTWORLD ROUNDTABLE: ANIMAL RIGHTS AND ART

The Headlines Will Italy Back Down on Hermann Nitsch Show? Italian animal rights activists have launched an online petition to stop a Nitsch performance, slated to kick off in Palermo on July 10, and continue throughout the summer until September … Continue reading

October 22, 2015
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Multi-Origin Art

What follows is a guest post by Joshua Spencer and Chris Tillman . Joshua Spencer is an assistant professor of philosophy at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He studies, primarily, metaphysics and philosophy of language. But he likes most philosophical topics. … Continue reading

June 23, 2015
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ARTIST INTERVIEW: JEFFREY BROWN

Comic Artist Jeffrey Brown interviewed by Christy Mag Uidhir Jeffrey Brown was born in 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While earning his studio MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown abandoned painting and began drawing comics … Continue reading

May 13, 2015
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Matter of Taste

What follows is a guest post by Iskra Fileva. She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado, Boulder. A pianist I know said once that she enjoys listening to various types of non-classical music but would not tell this … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
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ARTIST INTERVIEW: RACHEL HECKER

Visual Artist Rachel Hecker interviewed by Alex King Rachel Hecker is a visual artist and an Associate Professor of painting at the University of Houston School of Art. Her conceptually based projects, from contemporary portraits of Jesus to levitating bottles … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
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AFB Artworld Championship Tournament Challenge

**UPDATE: In Advance of the Broken Arm has replaced King Lear in the official bracket. Download updated bracket here** **UPDATE: Schedule for 1st-Round Match-Ups March 17th & March 18th** With March Madness quickly upon us, I thought I’d host a tourney bracket contest with artworks in … Continue reading

November 18, 2014
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HIGH ART, LOW ART, AND THE STATUS OF AESTHETICS

What follows is a guest post by Alex King (Buffalo). It’s a sad truth that aesthetics isn’t taken particularly seriously in the contemporary philosophical scene. And I think Bence Nanay is right to suggest that this is in part due … Continue reading

October 23, 2014
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Keeping Our Place

What follows is a guest post by Jennifer Judkins. Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where she teaches music bibliography for performers and guides graduate research. She spent many years standing in the … Continue reading