Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Artist Rob Swainston knows what it's like to face eviction. For almost 13 years, he has been living illegally in a loft apartment on the 10th floor of an old pasta factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Even though about 200 people live in the towering waterfront building at 475 Kent Avenue, the owner does not have a certificate of occupancy and the residents have commercial leases.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
With the World Cup heading into its final two weeks, all eyes are set on host nation South Africa. Sixteen years after the election of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid, it's an opportunity for South Africa to show the world the vibrant, multi-racial democracy it has become.
But for South African artists both white and black, the traumas of apartheid are never far away. From the Afrikaner novelist to the young black photographer, learning to cope with that past continues to shape the way they make art.
Friday, June 18, 2010
By Douglas Q. Smith : WNYC Culture Producer
From 1977 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol wasn't just collecting friends through the revolving door of his Factory. He was making art with them.
The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade showcases Warhol's work with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring and other artists of the period.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Art among the tools at a Brooklyn hardware store, a Russian conceptualist takes on Ayn Rand, works from Andy Warhol's last decade and a gripping exhibit about our fragile environment. Your guide to what's happening now.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means. And after health care funding was slashed by $775 million dollars in the most recent state budget, it may be more urgent than ever for people who make a living through creative means to make their health care dollars stretch.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
If Bravo TV's fine art reality show, Work of Art, proved one thing—it's that all Bravo reality shows are inherently alike.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
If all goes well, you're going to take a lot of pictures this summer. Artist and filmmaker Miranda July would like to help you out.