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The Next Pop in Art

Those who complain about the art world have some choices: 1) Accept things as they are and keep playing; 2) Collect your chips and in the words of Eric Cartman say, “Screw you guys, I’m going home,” or 3) Change the game.
The Next Pop in Art

Sarah Morris: 1972

The 1972 Games in Munich will forever be associated with the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes who were kidnapped and murdered by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.
Sarah Morris: 1972

Maker Faire

I'm not that interested in radio-controlled drones, high school robotics, or 3D printers. What interested me at last weekend's Mini Maker Faire were the Makers.
Maker Faire

Roundup: 27th Dallas VideoFest

For its 27th year, the festival spanned two complete weeks held in five different venues throughout Dallas, and this strategy (as opposed to all the screenings in one venue) evidently draws upon different audiences and boosts overall attendance.
Roundup: 27th Dallas VideoFest

Protect Me From What You Want

As Joss Whedon says: “Don’t give people what they want. Give them what they need.” Is the answer to dwindling crowds at museums really to turn the museum into something completely opposite its original intended function?
Protect Me From What You Want

If I Spring A Leak, She Mends Me

If a truck jumped the curb at Dallas City Hall and rammed into the Henry Moore sculpture, should your Aunt Linda then opportunistically petition to have it destroyed rather than restored, just because it doesn’t meet her definition of art? Of course not.
If I Spring A Leak, She Mends Me

Erik Shane Swanson: sub

In his first solo exhibition, sub, at Farewell Book in Austin, Erik Shane Swanson transforms a bookstore gallery into a dizzying padded environment.
Erik Shane Swanson: sub

Chinati Weekend Dispatch: Day Two

I’ve certainly noticed a “go with the flow” attitude for Chinati Weekend in not fighting all the artists’ love and regard for the local landscape. I, too, went with the flow.
Chinati Weekend Dispatch: Day Two