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Business of Art: Copyright, Fair Use, and the New Borrowers

Nancy Drew. Jackpot (2005). Acrylic, glitter, and flocking on canvas.Courtesy Roebling Hall Concurrent with the explosion of sophisticated methods of appropriation in visual art, music, and most other artistic genres is a mounting confusion regarding America’s fair use laws for artistic pursuits. Responding to the situation, New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice has recently…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Will Insley

Comparing the present age to a half-century ago, it’s apparent how much more accessible the art world has become for young people. Graduate school programs groom young artists for immediate success in galleries eager to transition into what’s newest and hottest. In such a climate, the question of maintaining momentum as an artist becomes paramount.…

Special Features: Course of Empire — The Biennial’s American Night

Installation view, Urs Fisher. The Intelligence of Flowers (2003-6) The Whitney Biennial is arguably the most significant arbiter of what it means to be an American contemporary artist. Yet in the recently-opened incarnation of the exhibition, a generous amount of artists are included who were neither born in nor reside in the US. Has an era begun where…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Elena Kovylina

Elena Kovylina is a Moscow-based artist whose confrontational performances concern the political significance of a woman’s experience in Russia today. Taking on the varied roles of author, aggressor, and object of desire, Kovylina’s devastating and visceral social critiques have made her among the most prominent young artists currently working in Russia.  Her signature piece—the only…