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Religion vs. Secularism In Art and How Shahzia Sikander and Jim Shaw Turn Social Alienation Into Spiritual Engagement(lien externe), by G. Roger Denson, cultural critic, essayist and novelist published with Parkett, Art in America and Bijutsu Techo. Huffpost, December 24, 2015
When we stop trying to define the truth for others we can begin to appreciate to what extent the society we inhabit is an ongoing negotiation between the secular and the religious. The social contract keeping the peace between us proves only as tolerant as the quid pro quo that guarantees its citizens' mutual survival. In many senses this quid pro quo, as variable, even erratic, as it may prove to be with the passage of new laws and the election of new representatives, is as important to the climate of peace and prosperity of the society as the national constitution and laws guaranteeing religious freedom in modern democratic states. Yet...
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Art world must iron out 'anomaly' which leaves women 'woefully undervalued' (lien externe), by Hannah Furness, Arts Correspondent
The art establishment must stop “woefully undervaluing” work by female artists, experts have said, as they note an “unjust anomaly” has left the prices commanded by women trailing behind men of the same experience and talent.
Industry leaders have called on art lovers to put a halt to the centuries’-old discrepancy, putting a spotlight on “totally overlooked” women to help them catch up with top-selling male artists.
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Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1, by Georgia O’Keeffe

Burning Man: the art of maker culture(lien externe), NK Guy, Boing Boing, Dec 23, 2015
An annual festival in a particularly bleak and remote part of America, Burning Man is often portrayed by the media as a hedonistic bacchanal, a drug-fuelled rave, a hippie gathering, a playground for the technorich, a huge party, a wealth-generating tool for its owners. Those conceptions are accurate in some ways and inaccurate in others, but for me the primary lure of the event has been something more essential: the remarkable art installations that rise annually from the plain.
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2015 A Great Year For Art In Boston(lien externe), by t Meghna Chakrabarti, Radio Boston
2015 was a great year to be an art admirer in Boston. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee joins us to talk about the highlights. Here are some of Sebastian Smee’s favorites, and a few extra Radio Boston favorites
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Graffiti artist JR’s mural on the side of the former John Hancock building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

From Arts & Letters Daily(lien externe)

In 1896, Paul Gauguin painted a young Polynesian woman with baby in a barn. Odd choice for a dissolute adherent of the avant-garde... more(lien externe)»
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‘The Birth of Christ’, 1896, by Paul Gauguin

War photography is brutal and beautiful. Indeed, the intensity of war makes the aestheticization of violence inevitable... more(lien externe)»
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Wally Santana/AP Images
US Special Forces in Khost, Afghanistan; photograph published in The New York Times on August 30, 2002, and included in David Shields’s War is Beautiful, 2015

From BBC Art

The Shocking Story of The Kiss(lien externe), by Alastair Sooke, BBC, 19 November 2015
It must be one of the frankest – and most popular – images of carnal love in the history of art: Auguste Rodin’s monumental marble sculpture of two naked lovers fused in passion, known simply as The Kiss.
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(Credit: Scott Hortop Travel/Alamy Stock Photo)

Frank Auerbach: Britain's greatest living artist?(lien externe), by Alastair Sooke 20 October 2015
Every Friday afternoon, as it approaches five o’clock, the art historian Catherine Lampert walks down an alleyway near a former cigarette factory in Mornington Crescent in north London, and heads towards a brick building. Her destination: a modest studio, measuring just 9m x 9m (30ft x 30ft), which the celebrated 84-year-old British painter Frank Auerbach, the subject of a new retrospective at Tate Britain, has occupied since 1954.
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From the Museum of Modern Art (Moma)

Transforming Everyday Objects | Modern Art & Ideas
A course
Many artists use or combine everyday objects to challenge assumptions about what constitutes “art” and how it should be made. Learn how Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, and Robert Rauschenberg did the same with a bicycle wheel and a stool, a teacup, and a bed.
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...and an exhibition Take an Object, MoMA, New York, 22 August 2015 – 28 February 2016

Take an Object, MoMA(lien externe), by Laura McLean-Ferris, in Icon magazine

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Accumulation No. 1, 1962, by Yayoi Kusama. Images: The Museum of Modern Art, NY