Essam Attia, the NYC artist who gained prominence through a fake NYPD drone campaign in the fall of 2012, was informed in a court appearance this past Monday that all charges would be dismissed. Attia faced five charges, three of which were felonies, and 56 counts for possessing a forged instrument. Attia faced possible jail time.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday March 6, 2014 1:24 pm|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday February 28, 2014 3:20 pm|
Since their inception this past Summer, The Dream Defenders quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with.
Formed in Florida, the group came to prominence during the Zimmerman trial with their fierce advocacy against Stand Your Ground Laws, captivating a mainstream audience with their boldness and refusal to back down. The group consists of young people advocating on their own behalf. They’re scrappy, insistent and they have a lot of heart– characteristics that they’re not shy about displaying. Thinking big and organizing with an emphasis on solidarity and our shared struggle it’s hard not to feel better about the state of the world simply knowing they exist.
|By: Molly Crabapple Saturday February 22, 2014 1:59 pm|
Can art change the world?
This is a question I ask myself whenever I see Dave Gibbons’ drawing of a Guy Fawkes mask repurposed on the streets as an official face covering of global unrest. It’s a question gallerists ask themselves about how to keep their spaces relevant, and one that Pussy Riot fought with when they shoved their way onto that altar and spat pure punk into Putin’s face.
|By: Tony Bartolone Saturday January 25, 2014 1:59 pm|
Author Larry Getlen gives a comprehensive account of a great man and his unique set of values. Conversations with Carlin feels intimate, but is broad in scope and even dense in certain areas. However, Carlin’s relaxed tone and verbal dexterity make reading it seem as if you are having some immortal yet casual exchange with the man himself.
|By: Kit OConnell Friday December 27, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Bread & Puppet Theater turned 50 years old in 2013.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday December 14, 2013 8:00 pm|
Last Sunday’s LA Times let the cat of the bag: If you read to the end in the awesome profile of the magazine-publisher-turned-successful-gallery-owner Mat Gleason, you’ll see that I’m an artist and I’m curating an art show that opens January 11, 2014 at Coagula Curatorial.
|By: Elliott Saturday December 7, 2013 8:00 pm|
It’s unbelievable what was found under the lime-wash on the walls in the ancient church of St. Cadoc in Southern Wales, the church architect notice a line of red paint and on further investigation and then elbow grease, St. George and the Dragon appeared.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday December 3, 2013 3:33 pm|
And some of the images aren’t even Banksy!
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday November 2, 2013 7:20 pm|
Geek’s OUT has been the instrumental primogenitor in raising awareness about Orson Scott Card’s nastiness, his homophobia, his anti-equality activism through their Skip Ender’s Game campaign.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Saturday November 2, 2013 6:00 pm|
Angel Haze is no stranger to leveraging her platform – and her art- to tackle uncomfortable subjects. She’s also no stranger to remixing previous works to say something totally new and necessary in a way that only she can.
Case and point: the artist’s remix of Macklemore’s hit single Same Love.