By 1938, the Surrealists had concluded that not only the individual objects in the gallery, but the exhibition itself should be a work of art, and they asked ‘retired’ artist Marcel Duchamp to design that year’s International Surrealist Exhibition at the Gallerie des Beaux-arts. For perhaps the first […]
Laura Hurtado takes a look at After the End, CUAC Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition.
The notion of “aura” and its relation to the mechanical means of reproduction, introduced into critical thought over seventy years ago by Walter Benjamin, has proven to be one of the more fruitful analysis of its time. Its influence resonates through much of contemporary critical thought, even when […]
In Doctrine and Covenants, a kind of L.D.S. handbook, Joseph Smith enjoins his followers on venerable theological grounds to practice moderation in all things. Those good people, responding out of impulses set even deeper in human nature, have striven ever since to do twice what he asked of […]
by Adam Bateman One of the most significant movements in contemporary art world-wide is one where artists explore their identities. This exploration of identity is often done on a cultural level, sometimes in the context of gender or sexual orientation, and often about Art Historical identity. The best […]