Category Archives: 01.04.18

Coming To Terms With Degas

A century after his death, we are just about coming to terms with Degas’s achievement, with his position as the modern artist. His work was entirely about contemporary life – even more so than Manet’s. In his entire career he only ever showed one painting with a historical or biblical theme, the early Scene of […]

Is The Renovation Of The Old Corcoran Gallery Literally Making The Students There Sick?

“When the Corcoran failed as an institution in 2014, George Washington University absorbed the school and its [120-year-old] building at 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. The university soon after launched an unprecedented renovation, and decided to keep the school open to studios and classes for the duration.” The disruption caused by the construction […]

Egyptian Pop Singers Arrested For ‘Inciting Debauchery’ In Their Music Videos

“Leila Amer will detained for four days, according to reports, while authorities investigate her video for the song ‘Boss Oumek’ (‘Look At Your Mother’), which includes ‘suggestive’ dancing and gestures.” (The complaining attorney called it a “moral disaster” and “an attack on society and the destruction of the state.”) “Ms Amer’s case occurs less than […]

The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Has Been A Hit. Here’s What PST Should Do Next

Christopher Knight: Pacific Standard Time should underwrite full retrospective exhibitions of artists with significant histories of working in Los Angeles, beginning in the late 19th century and continuing to the present. Not project shows. Not young or emerging or new artist surveys. Not a phalanx of partial looks at a segment of an established artist’s […]

What’s The Legacy Of A 15-Year Alternative Art Space Experiment In Los Angeles’ Echo Park?

There’s a lot to remember, a lot that the Machine Project inspired. “Machine Project leaves behind a vibrant legacy. Over its existence, the organization collaborated with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a series of strange-funny performances, and it once organized an architectural tour of L.A. led by artist Cliff Hengst channeling the […]