Artist Angel Otero’s brand of visual storytelling is a unique one: he creates oil skins from paint poured onto glass and peeled off in sheets once it dries. But as a child growing up in Puerto Rico, Otero had a…
Detroit is a city in transformation, its former industrial spaces being rapidly developed into offices for tech startups and high-end residential lofts. For artist Scott Hocking, though, it’s the unpolished vestiges of the city’s former existence that provide creative inspiration.
By Mary Ellen Geist
In this #MeToo era, can we still separate art from the person who made it? New Yorker music critic Amanda Petrusich says that according to the "old rules," how an artist behaves or believes should be off-limits. Petrusich offers her…
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By Justin Scuiletti
Artist, surrealist and sculptor H.R. Giger, known for designing the titular creature that first came to life in the 1979 horror film “Alien,” has died at the age of 74, his museum announced Tuesday.
How Norman Rockwell held a mirror up to American ambitions and common values…
Artist George Blakely presents photos, paintings and movies that depict the gun.
Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai's career and "According to What?" -- an exhibition…
By Jason Kane
"Ai Weiwei: According to What?" at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., is the first-ever North American survey of the Chinese artist's work.
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