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Traveling Light

As the art fair grows and mobilizes, the art only shrinks.

Art Features In its promotional literature, Art Santa Fe refers to the “champagne-tinged, high stakes [art] world” and promises the “ultimate arts and culture experience.” Since I was not offered so ...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 John Photos

In Rainbows

A Santa Fe photographer shoots the whole spectrum

Art Features Photographer Brad Bealmear got a gig the first day he set foot in New York City in 1983, and wound up spending most of his career as a commercial photographer there. By some divine stroke of luck, he happened i...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Charlotte Jusinski

Kimmelman Details the Obvious

but amiably

Art Features When Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic for the New York Times, addressed a sell-out crowd on Friday July 24, as this year’s speaker for the ART Santa Fe Presents series, he was a bit patronizing, but wa...

Saturday, July 25, 2009 Zane Fischer

GOK Gawking

Stung by a university, the O’Keeffe Museum turns schoolyard bully

Art Features Dear O’Keeffe Museum: Please get over yourself. You are embarrassing the museum, the memory of the artist you claim to represent and you are embarrassing Santa Fe. Stop picking on schools, especially litt...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Zane Fischer

Public Artifice

Our discomfort with street art reveals our desperation for convention

Art Features There are two kinds of art in public places: sanctioned and unsanctioned. In the first case, an artist is probably “commissioned” to create or place a work of art in a public building, a park or som...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Zane Fischer

Pssst! Hey, Mom

SITE has an art exhibition that mothers (and others) will love.

Art Features I suppose it’s unprofessional, possibly even unethical, to use a public medium like a published art review to speak directly to one’s mother, but I’ve got something to say. Mom, you should ...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Zane Fischer

Creating Geography

Nato Thompson spearheads the re-invention of place in Albuquerque

Art Features Experimental Geography examines how the natural world has traditionally been perceived by both science and art and proposes the potential for a new field that encompasses both practices and then some. It is in ...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Zane Fischer

Forensic Photography

There is evidence of process, yes, but not the artist’s

Art Features Victoria Sambunaris grids, maps and plumbs the thread of human response and interaction to environment with a scale and measure appropriate for people and mountians both.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Zane Fischer

Couch Potato

SOFA West was so glamorous it hardly needed art

Art Features SOFA West, with more than 10,000 visitors over a four-day span, was the most visibly successful event at the center to date. But it was underwhelming where it counts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Zane Fischer

Adapt or Die

The new history museum is a lesson on multiple levels

Art Features The New Mexico History Museum drags us—kicking and screaming in some cases—into the future of museums. The theory goes that modern museums need to lead people through a sculpted adventure packed wi...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Zane Fischer
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