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Pink Slips, Paper Robes, & The Invisible Man: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art

  Wang Quingsong, Beggar, 2001. (Photo courtesy of AW Asia, New York. Click to Enlarge)   A few weeks ago I had a chance to see Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Vermont. It was photographer Liu Bolin's The [...]

By | 06.20.13|Events, Images|Comments Off on Pink Slips, Paper Robes, & The Invisible Man: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art

I Never Knew How Blue Blueness Could Be: Maggie Nelson’s Bluets

  Helena Almeida, Inhabited Painting, 1975.© Helena Almeida, courtesy Serralves Foundation Collection, Oporto, Portugal   One of the joys of Gwarlingo is meeting art lovers from around the world. Sigrun Hodne and I found each other early in Gwarlingo's short history, and though she lives in Norway, and I [...]

Architect Says: Less Is More. Less Is a Bore.

  Tadao Ando, Church of the Light, 1989. Osaka, Japan.   Philadelphia is a city awash with memorable architecture, so it's fitting that I stumbled across The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's store, which offers a well-curated assortment of books inside of [...]

By | 06.05.13|Books Worth Reading, Design, Images, Process|Comments Off on Architect Says: Less Is More. Less Is a Bore.

Outsiders No More: An Exceptional Collection of Outsider Art Will Have a New Home in Philadelphia

Bill Traylor, Runaway Goat Cart, c. 1939-42. Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream card, 14 x 22 inches. (Photo by Will Brown courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection)   "I painted pictures in the gutter," the African-American artist Purvis Young once remarked, "and [...]

By | 05.30.13|Events, Greatest Hits, Images|1 Comment

Wilco, Ruscha, Sondheim,Tom Phillips, Xu Bing & More: 11 Don’t-Miss Arts Events

  Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No.93 -Supermarket No.2, 2010. Photographs by the Chinese artist are on view in Brattleboro, Vermont, through June 23rd. (Photo Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art © Liu Bolin. Click to Enlarge)   The summer art scene in New England presents a special challenge. [...]

By | 05.17.13|Events, Images|Comments Off on Wilco, Ruscha, Sondheim,Tom Phillips, Xu Bing & More: 11 Don’t-Miss Arts Events

The Sunday Poem : Christine Shan Shan Hou & Audra Wolowiec’s Concrete Sound

  Concrete Sound (Photos courtesy Audra Wolowiec) Last year Gwarlingo readers responded enthusiastically to Mary Ruefle and Jen Bervin's erasure poems. Today's Sunday Poem features another unique project that defies categorization---a collaboration between interdisciplinary artist Audra Wolowiec and poet, critic, and artist Christine Shan Shan Hou. In conjunction with [...]

By | 04.21.13|Images, The Sunday Poem, Words|Comments Off on The Sunday Poem : Christine Shan Shan Hou & Audra Wolowiec’s Concrete Sound
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