Tiffany is a New York-based writer and editor whose work has appeared in Surface, Wallpaper*, Acne Paper, Art Review, Paper and Nylon, among others. Most recently, she was part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s curatorial team that produced the 2011 exhibition, “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990.”
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The first one hundred days of Google+ saw more than 3.4 billion photographs uploaded onto the platform. This prompted Google to take its Art Project clout and launch its own student photo competition with a Google-sized grand prize: an exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery and an all-expenses-paid trip to anywhere in the world to shoot under the watchful eye of a professional photography coach.
Born in 1966 on the eve of the cultural revolution, Song Dong’s childhood was permeated with mu jin qi yong, the Chinese adage meaning “waste not” that was a necessity for survival in times of social and political turmoil. In a heartfelt homage to his mother, the artist created Waste Not, an intricately detailed display of objects his mother amassed over five decades, including toothpaste tubes, bottle caps, plastic bowls, metal pots, blankets, toys, and even part of the family home.
Hoax or not, Eva and Franco Mattes put their mastery of deception to good use. Having disrupted the secure conventions of the art gallery, they’ve got viewers spellbound and critics riled up. Now, the Carroll/Fletcher gallery in London presents the team’s finest stunts in a retrospective titled Anonymous, untitled, dimensions variable.
If you missed the 2011 UK premiere of The Life and Death of Mariana Abramović, the quasi-opera directed by Robert Wilson based on the life and fictitious death of the artist, you’re in luck: the star-studded production opened at the Teatro Real in Madrid last week and will run until April 22nd.
The one hundred works on display at the Guggenheim by John Chamberlain underline the elegant amalgamation, disorganized tangents and bombs of color that characterized the sculptor’s work. The crushed-car craftsman also had another passion: music.
The cut-throat Broadway audition and rehearsal process is something that’s long been an object of curiosity, making way for A Chorus Line, Smash, MTV’s search for the next Elle Woods, et al. Video artist Kara Hearn decided to quench her fascination with the system in her new work, Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical!
While we New Yorkers are keen to avoid the chaos that is Times Square, the exposure the booming nerve center offers is second to none. Esteemed emerging talent tastemaker Artists Wanted takes full advantage of the cultural hub this summer, when it’ll team up with the Times Square Alliance and Chashama to underwrite an art competition with a larger-than-life grand prize.
The Walker Art Center’s current exhibition is like one of those television shows where a masked magician leaks the secrets of his most jaw-dropping stunts: you get the satisfaction of seeing a good trick and get to learn how it’s done.