Painters in Venice

In “Making Worlds,” the central exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the theme is derived from Nelson Goodman’s Ways of Worldmaking. Originally an art dealer, Goodman turned to philosophy and aesthetics later in his career. His slim volume, published in 1978, is a good read, and has undoubtedly influenced many artists, particularly those who have been … read more… “Painters in Venice”

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Meet me at La Biennale di Venezia in June

Although I won’t be at Art Basel Miami this year, I’m going to Venice for the 53rd International Art Exhibition in June. The exhibition opens to the press on June 4, and, unlike recent incarnations which cleaved toward video and installation projects, 53 will embrace traditional media such as painting and drawing. Director Daniel Birnbaum … read more… “Meet me at La Biennale di Venezia in June”

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Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is overflowing with non-profit galleries. Due to the availability of generous funding from the Carnegies, Mellons and other industrial barons, these galleries don’t need to sell the art to make a buck. I’m not sure that’s a good thing for the local starving artists, but it explains why Pittsburgh is awash in digital media … read more… “Mysteries of Pittsburgh”

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