Year: 2004



The Business of Art: Making the Most of Professional Organizations

The creative professions tend to attract individuals with independent natures. Yet writers have affiliated with International PEN since 1921, and composers with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1914. The College Art Association (CAA) came into existence in 1911 as a professional organization for both art historians and artists, in particular…

SPOTLIGHT: MOISES SAMAN IN PALESTINE Moises Saman is a news photographer for New York Newsday whose images of Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and other countries transcend reportage by inflicting uncanny sensations on the viewer. The following is a series of unpublished photos from two of Saman’s trips to Palestine this year, most recently to cover Yasser…

Photographers: Let the Shutters Fly

Photographers of New York’s urban architecture and public transportation: beware! Police and security officers have been monitoring the photography of bridges and tunnels, subways and buses, and occasionally questioning photographers thoroughly. Is this treatment legal, and what are an artist’s rights in such a situation? This summer, after New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)…

The Business of Art: Out of the Studio, Into the Street

Noémie LaFrance. Photo from the dance performance Descent (2002). City Court Building Clock Tower New York, NY. (Photo: Richard Termine). Sens Productions © 2004. Pioneered in the 1960s by dancers such as Tricia Brown, site-specific dance has become prevalent and increasingly inventive over the past several years. Choreographers like Noémie LaFrance and performers such as Tamar Rogoff are performing inventive…

Special Features: Kehinde Wiley on Shinique Smith

Mount Holly Street. Mixed media. 2005. Courtesy the artist. New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley introduces the work of Shinique Smith. The work of Shinique Smith navigates the leading edge of the written word. Her paper-based installations of extremely mixed visual signifiers marry literature, Islamic architecture, and hip hop music to investigate and expound the narrative capabilities of the…