Burning the Banksy: NFTs and the transmutation of authenticity

Recently, Christie’s auction house sold a piece of digital artwork by Beeple (Mike Winkelmann) for over $69 million. The interesting thing about the work, entitled EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, beyond its aesthetic and mode of production, for me, is that the item sold is not a physical manifestation of the piece, nor is itContinue reading “Burning the Banksy: NFTs and the transmutation of authenticity”

A Poem as Lovely as a Tree: A diversion in Lishui

A group of my colleagues and I went on a day excursion to Lushui. The mountains and rivers were breathtaking. But for now I’d like to share a few photos of some the amazing trees I saw while there.  And for good measure, a couple poems on this, the first day of Spring… I thinkContinue reading “A Poem as Lovely as a Tree: A diversion in Lishui”

Worth a 1000 words: “Painting/Language” (绘话) at the Epoch Art Museum (年代美术馆 )

[In Kang Lei’s series] the traces of previous encounters mark the surface of the present. The lines of these encounters either enhance or take away from the immediacy of the now, past and present are always, in our mind’s eye, bounded together into one image.

Finding meaning, collecting data

Hello Everyone,  I’m gearing up for some new content this spring.  But I’d really appreciate some feedback on the type of content you think you’d most enjoy having.  Please take a 1/2 second to take my super simple polls so I can get an idea what kind of media people are looking for.  I’m hopingContinue reading “Finding meaning, collecting data”

ArtsUndone: China Edition

Where have I been?!?  Why hasn’t the site been updated in so long? Well, a lot of things happen over the course of a year.  Long story, super short:  I now live and work in Zhejiang Province, China.  I hope to get to the Shanghai Biennial next month, and start this project up again withContinue reading “ArtsUndone: China Edition”

Sol LeWitt back on display in Spain

The Art Newspaper reports that the Botín Foundation will have several of conceptual artist, Sol LeWitt’s drawings installed in their galleries through early 2016.  Many of the works on display have not been installed anywhere since the 1970s. I think this is great news.  I’ve often thought LeWitt’s work was interesting and challenging in a wayContinue reading “Sol LeWitt back on display in Spain”

Modern and Contemporary Art at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Sculpture in the 20th Century January 17-March 1, 2015 In addition to the Hunt Slonem exhibition I reviewed separately, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has a couple other shows worthy of a look. The Sculpture in the 20th Century exhibition is comprised of selections from the museum’s excellent permanent collection. On display are someContinue reading “Modern and Contemporary Art at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art”

Day of the Lepus: Hunt Slonem’s ‘Magnificent Menagerie’ exhibition.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art hosted a small exhibition of paintings by contemporary, Neo-Expressionist, American painter, Hunt Slonem. (On display until March 8, 2015.) Slonem is known for his works exploring nature, and what he describes as “exotica,”  including images of butterflies and rabbits, for which he is probably best known. He began hisContinue reading “Day of the Lepus: Hunt Slonem’s ‘Magnificent Menagerie’ exhibition.”