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  • Art is transformation. Art began with transforming a cave wall into an imagined world of people and animals. And art continues to transform materials into new objects, new images that can in turn engender transformation in their viewers. The recent Minneapolis Hand in Glove convening of artists and arts organizers is testament to another type of artistic transformation that is upon us: artists transforming society using an arsenal of tools not found in the photo lab or the painter’s easel (tho…
  • Art is transformation. Art began with transforming a cave wall into an imagined world of people and animals. And art continues to transform materials into new objects, new images that can in turn engender transformation in their viewers. The recent Minneapolis Hand in Glove convening of artists and arts organizers is testament to another type of artistic transformation that is upon us: artists transforming society using an arsenal of tools not found in the photo lab or the painter’s easel (tho…
  • Art is transformation. Art began with transforming a cave wall into an imagined world of people and animals. And art continues to transform materials into new objects, new images that can in turn engender transformation in their viewers. The recent Minneapolis Hand in Glove convening of artists and arts organizers is testament to another type of artistic transformation that is upon us: artists transforming society using an arsenal of tools not found in the photo lab or the painter’s easel (tho…
  • Art is transformation. Art began with transforming a cave wall into an imagined world of people and animals. And art continues to transform materials into new objects, new images that can in turn engender transformation in their viewers. The recent Minneapolis Hand in Glove convening of artists and arts organizers is testament to another type of artistic transformation that is upon us: artists transforming society using an arsenal of tools not found in the photo lab or the painter’s easel (tho…
  • “Can you still have a truly authentic art experience if you’re an art critic and you’re always analyzing and critiquing art?” So asked my designated art counselor by way of beginning my personal art consultation as part of the Fringe festival production, Art (Like It Matters). I responded, saying that I can be personally affected by art; indeed, if I am, I’m much more likely to write about it. I can also be attracted by nice paintings — something by Richard Diebenkorn, say — but …
  • “Can you still have a truly authentic art experience if you’re an art critic and you’re always analyzing and critiquing art?” So asked my designated art counselor by way of beginning my personal art consultation as part of the Fringe festival production, Art (Like It Matters). I responded, saying that I can be personally affected by art; indeed, if I am, I’m much more likely to write about it. I can also be attracted by nice paintings — something by Richard Diebenkorn, say — but …
  • “Can you still have a truly authentic art experience if you’re an art critic and you’re always analyzing and critiquing art?” So asked my designated art counselor by way of beginning my personal art consultation as part of the Fringe festival production, Art (Like It Matters). I responded, saying that I can be personally affected by art; indeed, if I am, I’m much more likely to write about it. I can also be attracted by nice paintings — something by Richard Diebenkorn, say — but …
  • Camille Erickson updated the Article The Art of Play
    Andy DuCett’s Why We Do This is a must-see, must-experience exhibition. I could describe it to you in great detail, but like all good art, secondhand reporting just doesn’t do the work justice. Not to mention, the unexpected twists in DuCett’s sprawling show are too good to spoil by revealing them here -- part of the pleasure of the show is in discovering them for yourself. That said, here’s an idea of what’s in store: The massive, 12,000-square foot installation of Why We Do This has …
  • SURE, ART COULD REMAIN DETACHED FROM THE DIGITAL, virtual modes of social engagement that have inundated most everyone’s daily lives; artists don’t have to address those concerns. But at this moment of rapid cultural and media transformations happening right now, artists have an opportunity to offer timely insight and navigational methodologies that might help us get a handle on what all this change means to us, what this change does to us.   Art(ists) on the Verge (AOV) is the main platfo…
  • I recently heard a story on the radio about a man who realized he was stuck in his life, crippled by a fear of failure.  Determined to make a change, he set out to fail, every day at least once.   One day he might approach a stranger in a store and ask that person to drive him somewhere — a request that would surely, most of the time, leave him rejected.  His theory, I suppose, is that the more he acclimates himself to small-stakes rejection and failure, the less scary it will feel when he…