Reviews and Blog Posts: contemporary art

Art:21 art in the twenty-first century. Season six

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This is the most interesting TV series about art since Bob Ross. Unlike Bob Ross, it’s not an instructional how-to show. Art 21 is a series of studio visits and exhibitions of key contemporary artists. The aim and (to me) what it accomplishes is that it makes contemporary art more...

Dante's Inferno

by 1265-1321 Dante Alighieri

In Sandow Birk’s Dante’s Inferno, Birk’s starkly beautiful  drawings show a street kid Dante carrying his skateboard through hell, following after a Virgil who often looks like a street bum in his robes. Together they negotiate a Los Angeles-like hell of tattered alleyways, ATMs, long unending strip mall streets, palm...

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