The Point is to Change It

By Mel Evan / The Frieze.com

Trump’s trashing of the Paris Climate Accord makes it clear: we can’t be satisfied with art about the political, art must change it

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Hero liberate tate human cost, 2011

Hero liberate tate human cost, 2011

 


Britain’s best-loved artwork is a Banksy. That’s proof of our stupidity

By Jonatan Jones / The Guardian

Banksy’s Girl with Balloon comes top in a popular vote, despite its oversimplification of human emotion. Real art is ambiguous and difficult

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Instead of portraying a rich human being with mysterious emotions, Banksy gives us a one-dimensional icon.’ Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Instead of portraying a rich human being with mysterious emotions, Banksy gives us a one-dimensional icon.’ Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

 


Let Them Have Playgrounds

By Darran Anderson / The White Noise

Playgrounds were once a radical idea. Today, they remain a continually-threatened exception to streets, houses and shops. Darran Anderson explores their history and argues that, in fact, the sanctity of space to play is still a radical proposition.

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Southbank Skatepark, Paul Hudson

Southbank Skatepark, Paul Hudson

 


Interview: Agnès b on Collecting Young Artists and Her Special Bond with Basquiat

By Navaz Batlivalla / The Sotheby’s

With aspirations to be a museum curator, Agnès b married young and instead went on to run a successful fashion business with nearly 300 stores around the world. Her passion for discovering young artists has led her to collaborate with them on projects and support their work in her Paris art gallery, Galerie du Jour. In spring she released the book, Agnès b Styliste, and in July an exhibition, On aime l’art opens in Avignon showcasing her contemporary art collection.

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Agnes b blog

 


ART-TRIBUTE:Skulptur Projekte Münster,Part I

By Efi Michalarou / The Dream Idea Machine

The Skulptur Projekte was initiated in 1977 by Klaus Bußmann and Kasper König, who since that time has held the position of chief curator for every edition of the exhibition in teams of changing constellations. A public controversy over George Rickey’s kinetic sculpture “Drei rotierende Quadrate” erected in Münster in 1975, preceded the first Skulptur Projekte

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Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 Archive

Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 Archive

 


From the Contemporary Lynx archives: 

D-FILE #1 KOWALSKI’S CHAIR

By Anna Diduch

They say that behind every successful man stands a strong woman. When it comes to good design, behind its success stands usually more than one person or one situation. In “D-File” series of mini-essays, Ania Diduch – art and design critic tells the stories behind Polish designs and designers, both iconic and forgotten. Just like in police files, she collects the evidence, talks with the witnesses, examines the photos and finally writes the report.

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Kowalski's newly produced chair; source: nowymodel.org

Kowalski’s newly produced chair; source: nowymodel.org

 

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