Upcoming: An Artist Talk With Yury Kharchenko

by Carl Kruse Our artist friend Yury Kharchenko joins a discussion titled “Art, Culture and Memory” at the Wallraf Museum in Cologne, Germany, on October 5, 2021 from 7pm-9pm. The chat will deal with issues surrounding Holocaust remembrance, the culture of remembrance and the cult of guilt. Yury Kharchenko. Photo: New York Times. In his … Continue reading “Upcoming: An Artist Talk With Yury Kharchenko”

The Art of Atari

by Fraser Hibbitt Tim Lapetino’s book The Art of Atari is a celebration of the visual worlds that emerged from Atari’s mission to market their video games. It is also a compendium of a certain time, the nascent culture of video gaming. An unavoidably nostalgic book – one flicks through and is brought into the … Continue reading “The Art of Atari”

From Pop + Optical Art to the Rejection of the Artistic Object – the 1960’s.

by Asia Leonardi It will be inevitable, in this article, to feel a certain sense of unease and difficulty in orienting oneself in front of works that are very different from each other a few years later. You will find all and the opposite of everything. In the past it was easier when faced with … Continue reading “From Pop + Optical Art to the Rejection of the Artistic Object – the 1960’s.”

Thinking About Realism

by Fraser Hibbitt Realism tells tales like any other genre, and it is odd that we should be forced through much digression knowing that point. What I mean when I say Realism is the specific genre of fiction that wishes to imitate contemporary life in a ‘realistic’ manner. Realism has come to possess a high-standing … Continue reading “Thinking About Realism”

World of WearableArt: Blurring Boundaries in The Art World

by Hazel Anna Rogers There is often a perceived disparity between the words “fashion” and “art.” Many people fall at the feet of, say, a Gauguin, a Turner, or a Matisse, but upon hearing the word “fashion” quickly recede into their boots, or worse, scorn and sneer its name. I understand (I think) where they … Continue reading “World of WearableArt: Blurring Boundaries in The Art World”

At Play With National Geographic’s YOUR SHOT

YOUR SHOT On National Geographic by Carl Kruse UPDATE:  7 November 2019: As of 31 October 2019, National Geographic has sadly closed the YOUR SHOT section of its site.   This post remains for historical reasons.  There are fortunately many other sites online to share images. We recommend FSTOPPERS and 500px.  Both sites have high quality … Continue reading “At Play With National Geographic’s YOUR SHOT”

Carl Kruse – The Boros Bunker

The Boros Bunker in BerlinBy Carl Kruse What to do with an abandoned, six-story tall World War II bunker in Berlin? If you’re Christian Boros, build a 10,000 square-foot penthouse atop, fill lower levels with eclectic post-1990 art and open to the public.   Side view of the Boros Bunker with war damage.  Photo:  Carl … Continue reading “Carl Kruse – The Boros Bunker”

Vicky Surveys Photography for Carl Kruse

As Carl Kruse is away, we let intern Vicky Srivastava write an article on the different types of photography for this blog update.  His first on the internet. Photography and Its Unending Types Photography is an art of different forms and types. Most people would have it that the fundamental purpose of photography includes preservation … Continue reading “Vicky Surveys Photography for Carl Kruse”

Jack Delano- Experiments in Light Photography

Some time in the early 1990s I came across Jack Delano’s work in a photography book titled “Puerto Rico Mio: Four Decades of Change.” Here Mr. Delano compared images from his first visit to the island in the 1940s with those he later made of the same sites 40 years later.  Delano had first traveled … Continue reading “Jack Delano- Experiments in Light Photography”