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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

July 31, 2019
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ZOMBIE FORMALISM: OR, HOW FINANCIAL VALUES PERVADE THE ARTS

What follows is a guest post by Sarah Hegenbart. Once upon a time, the month of June was jet-set season for the international artworld. After a meet and greet at the preview days at the Venice Biennale, which used to … Continue reading

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

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

February 4, 2015
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Why Can’t Painting Just Be Painting

What follows is a guest post by Rebecca Victoria Millsop. Rebecca is a fifth year PhD student at MIT writing her dissertation in the philosophy of art. In the not-so-distant past she worked on issues in philosophy of logic and mathematics and, … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
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A Very Practical Defence of Aesthetic Value

What follows is a guest post by Simon Fokt. Simon is a recent graduate of University of St. Andrews and a professional musician. His work focuses on classification of art, aesthetic properties and art ontology, and exploring the borderlines of … Continue reading