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Studio 360

The Ballad of a Failed State

Friday, November 21, 2014

For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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Studio 360

Alan Turing’s Hollywood Epic & Charles Mingus: Cat Trainer

Friday, November 21, 2014

English mathematician Alan Turing gets turned into a Hollywood hero in The Imitation Game. And did you know Charles Mingus trained more than jazz cats?

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Studio 360

'Tis the Season for GIF-ing

Friday, December 07, 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach, the country’s buzziest art fair, is in full swing. Dozens of satellite events and temporary galleries have popped up during the fair, including “Moving the Still,” an exhibition made up entirely of GIFs, are tiny animations made from looping together ...

See GIFs featured in "Moving the Still"

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Transportation Nation

A Life Refining, Mining and Drilling into the Earth

Friday, July 09, 2010

Refineries, open-pit mines, and mining camps can seem like remote locations. Unless they are your father's photographic obsessions. Over at the WNYC culture page, writer Carolina Miranda muses on her engineer father's five decades of snapshots of oil refineries, open pit mines, and mining camps.  At left, a view of the Caletones copper smelting project in the Andes, as captured by Felipe Miranda in 1968.

We write about oil and energy, all the time at Transportation Nation, but these photos tell the story from a whole new angle. Literally.  --Andrea Bernstein

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Features

Join the WhiBi Twitter Tour

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nick Fortunato calls himself an "equal opportunity social media junkie." p0ps says his "art-making tool of choice is an iPhone 3GS."

Tell us why you should be part of the Whitney Biennial Twitter Tour.

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Features

Tino Sehgal at the Guggenheim: A Follow-Up

Monday, March 01, 2010

The second time around was not at all like the first time.

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Features

Is This Art? An iPhone app that explains it all. (Sort of.)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A pile of smashed glass. A urinal repurposed as sculpture. A croissant dangling in a museum. Is it art? It's an age-old question, but one that gets asked relentlessly. Which is why the Pittsburgh-based contemporary arts center the Mattress Factory, teamed up with technology marketing firm Deeplocal, to produce a tongue-in-cheek iPhone application that will answer the question for you.

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Whitney Biennial 2010

WhiBi Conversations: What Makes a Good Performance?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Vallejo Gantner suffers from performance envy. He directs a downtown theater, P.S. 122, and he's not all that happy that the museum world has become the "new cool" for seeing live art.

But is any of that art ... any good?

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Whitney Biennial 2010

Collecting Biennials: A History of the Show at the Whitney

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Whitney Biennial has become a biannual bloodsport rite among art critics who descend on the show to ponder what it could all possibly mean and lay waste to whatever it doesn't.

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Whitney Biennial 2010

WhiBi Conversations: Less is More

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It will be easier for individual artist to stand out in this year's Whitney Biennial, because there are only 55 artists in it. It's one of the smallest biennials in Whitney history.

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Whitney Biennial 2010

WhiBi Conversations: Film and Video

Thursday, February 18, 2010

There are 12 video artists in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and they are all tucked away on the third floor. A better way to see video art?  Or an easier way to avoid it?

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Features

Don’t Objectify Him: Tino Sehgal at the Guggenheim

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Tino Sehgal show at the Guggenheim proves that you sometimes have to empty out the museum in order to see what's really there. Share your reaction here.

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Features

Be a Part of It: Join WNYC at a Guggenheim Happening

Thursday, January 07, 2010

On Friday, January 29, the Guggenheim Museum opens a highly unusual exhibit. It will not contain a single object: no paintings, sculptures, videos or installations. 

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Features

Getting it Wright: Dining at the Guggenheim's New Restaurant

Monday, January 04, 2010

The oughts saw the demise of countless institutions (books, newspapers, network news anchors), but there's one most folks are not likely to miss: the ossified museum cafeteria, with its plastic trays, bounteous fluorescent lighting and grim metal counters stocked with stale egg salad sandwiches and Sanka.

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Features

Art Basel Miami: Sales May Be Soft, But the Party Goes On

Friday, December 04, 2009

Two thousand artists. Thirty-three countries. More than two hundred fifty galleries. All spread out on a convention center floor the size of 10 football fields. If you're looking for subtlety, Art Basel Miami Beach is not the place to find it.

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