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Ward Shelley Who Invented the Avant-Garde and other half truths at PIEROGI

Is there such a thing as "Meta-Art"? Ward Shelley delves into the aestheticization of art history, mapping movements and individuals from art and pop cultural history. Despite his neutral approach, these works tend to show how the narrative is shaped, bent and fitted.

James Kalm catches up with conceptual artist Ward Shelley on the closing day of his exhibition “Who Invented the Avant-Garde and other half truths”.

The Round Heard Round the World

On July 30, President Obama bought a round of beer for Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Massachusetts police, in an attempt to heal feelings in the aftermath of the arrest and alleged racial profiling of Mr. Gates earlier this month. VP Joe Biden also attended the informal gathering around a picnic table in the Rose Garden.

Dash Snow 1981–2009: A Community Memorial at Deitch Projects

I didn’t know Dash Snow. Like a lot of the New York art world, I became acquainted with him after the feature article that appeared in New York Magazine in 2007. Due to the hyper-competitive nature of so many here, Dash became the butt of nearly every young artist on the make, less a person than a target, a symbol of all the reasons the scene sucks. Now, with his passing, we’ll see what the long term value of his art really is. After this visit to the memorial, the thing that is most striking and sad is how young he was, just a kid. How will his family and young child carry on without him? Sometimes the life of an artist is brutal. Let's try to take better care of each other.

Mexico Builds Border Wall To Keep Out US Assholes

Saturday, July 25, 2009 rally in support of the Iranian people

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Join us on July 25, 2009 for a rally in your city in support of the Iranian people and in condemnation of the human rights abuses being committed by the Iranian government. Learn how you can get involved by emailing Hadi Ghaemi at Website:

United4Iran does not promote any political agenda; our only aim is to support the people of Iran in their struggle for democracy, freedom and basic human rights.

برای نشان دادن حمایت خود از مردم ایران در محکوم کردن جنایت های ضد حقوق بشر دولت ایران روز ۲۵ جولای برابر با سوم مرداد در شهر خود به دیگران ملحق شوید. برای اطلاعات بیشتر و همکاری با ما با ایمیل ما تماس بگیرید.


WHEN: July 25th, 12:30 - 5 pm

WHERE: Times Square (41st Street and 7th Ave.)

12:30 - 2 pm Times Sq.
2 - 3 pm march with a stop a Iranian Mission to the UN
3 - 5 pm Rally at the UN (47th street and 1st ave).

PERFORMANCES: by the Freedom Glory Project ( & Fared Shafinury (, more TBA…

GUEST SPEAKERS: Ken Roth (Human Rights Watch), more TBA…



Art Market & Fake Revolution -Art Cologne '09 by the Krasnals

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Thomas Lawson “New World” at PARTICIPANT

James Kalm is performing urban recon when he discovers “New World” an exhibition by one of the outspoken advocates of the “Pictures Generation”, Thomas Lawson. These recent paintings demonstrate the distance Lawson’s practice has progressed from the norms of the early 1980s.

Ready For Your Close-up?

New York Try-outs for "Untitled Art Project"

Part I

James Kalm has been hearing rumors rumbling around New York about a “Reality” TV show dealing with artists and their careers for months. Tipped off about these auditions by Martin Bromirski, he peddles over to the West Village on a Sunday afternoon in July to see what all the hubbub is about. In the process, he’s intimidated, taunted, threatened with arrest, and shunted to the side. Ironically this “Report” delivers a reality check on “Reality” TV, and gives exposure to many artists who failed to fit the template and clichés of the Mainstream Media.

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San Diego artivist Ricardo Dominguez shares an idea for improving the country as part of Sheryl Oring's public art project "Creative Fix."

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