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Review of Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2014 Annet Dekker, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam Republished from Computational Culture, a journal of software studies Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito asks the question of how our increasingly digital civilisation will persist beyond our lifetimes. The authors focus on the preservation of new media art as a case study in new media’s broader challenge to social memory. Rinehart and Ippolito are well-known names in the fieldRead More
Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press is celebrated by an array of public programs at the National Gallery of Art, including lectures, a concert, gallery talks, and a variety of offerings in the Gallery Shops. All programs are free of charge in the East Building Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Featuring 125 working proofs and edition prints produced between 1972 and 2010 at Crown Point Press in San Francisco, one of the most influential printmaking studios of the last halfRead More
Came across an interesting bit of art history after finding myself on the New York Historical Society’s website in celebration of  the 100th anniversary of the seminal 1913 Armory Show. For one month in New York City, The Armory Show introduced Americans to the European avant-garde artists of the day including Duchamp, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Picasso, and in doing so became what is has been called the most important art exhibition ever held in the U.S. What Kim Orcutt writes for the Historical Society anniversary about the Cubists versusRead More
by Mark Gould On this week’s Modern Art Notes podcast Tyler Green interviews Museum of Modern Art curator Leah Dickerman about the new MOMA exhibition “Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art.”  If you’re a fan of Green you know he’s quite the art scholar and on Modern Art Notes he always does a great interview and Ms. Dickerman gives us some fascinating insight into the opening years of the last century when so many artists embraced the lack of figuration and representation of objects in their work,Read More
While efforts in this regard certainly made large impact at the beginning of the last century, in the middle of the century, and again in the 80’s, say, the postmodern era, we see that this evolution is not completely new. But today we are seeing renewed and evolved thinking about using the arts and other creative-based disciplines as a means of research. Art as research you say? Just another nut job from California you say? Perhaps, but I think not. I have spent the last 20 years making this aRead More
Attention art historians — here’s a very interesting interview that tells the story behind the story of Robert Rauschenberg’s breakthrough work, Erased de Kooning Drawing. Pace Gallery’s Arne Glimcher, a friend of Rauschenberg, De Kooning, Jasper Johns and many other artists, tells the story of how the artist approached De Kooning and asked for one of his paintings so he could erase it. According to the Rauschenberg interview, when he went to ask De Kooning about doing this, at first he seemed quite upset, but, said yes. The painting wasRead More