Work Of Art
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Season 2 of "Work of Art," in which 14 eager, ambitious and largely attractive young artists out-conceptualize each other for a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, premieres Wednesday night on Bravo. WNYC arts critic Carolina Miranda got a preview from one of the show's judges, critic Jerry Saltz.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Photographers depict states of transition at the Met Museum, another dose of reality TV art (this time in Manhattan) and a birthday party (with cake!) for abstract art in Brooklyn — not to mention a full menu of regular events on Governors Island. Get it while it's hot, because with summer coming to a close, some of these happenings won't be around for long.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sometimes it's the quietest pieces that are the most surprising. On the season finale episode of Work of Art, the cameras focused relentlessly on Abdi Farah's sculptures: two life-size male figures, crafted in resin, that emerged from the gallery floor. Certainly, these made for visual drama, of the sort reality TV adores. But, when I saw the works from the last episode in person, it was Farah's paintings that stood out. They showed a sure hand and a skilled use of color (he's inspired by the surreal tones of thermal imaging). His self-portrait Mirror, left, reflected a striking vulnerability.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
After weeks of hilarious recaps and endless Tweeting, the Bravo network's Work of Art came to its conclusion last night amid an orgy of wine-sipping, cheese-munching and cell phone picture-snapping in the atrium of the Brooklyn Museum — where observers such as myself were treated to the totally surreal sight of watching TV cast members watch themselves on TV at the Brooklyn Museum while sitting inside the Brooklyn Museum. (It was, like, totally Twilight Zone.)
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.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Because the notion of reality TV and fine art coming together in a phantasmagoria of high-low totally turns us art nerds on, we are gathering in the WNYC offices tonight for a highly unofficial screening of the premiere of Bravo's brand new art industry reality show, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.