The Style Blog: Contemporary Art


Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

(e)merge art fair opens applications

The application process for artists who want to compete for places in the new (e)merge art fair has started. The fair, which takes place Sept. 22-25 in Washington, is one of the few art events that will showcase new artists...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture | Tags:  (e)merge art fair, Helen Allen, Jamie Smith, Leigh Conner, Mera Rubell, Washington art fair, contemporary art

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Preserving the (Nearly) Unpreservable

Though the Corcoran Gallery of Art's woes are on everybody's minds thanks to Jacqueline Trescott's excellent piece today, one upcoming public program promises a smart, scholarly look at a particularly Washington problem: How to conserve those Color School paintings --...

By Jessica Dawson  |  11:06 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 01/04/2011

At the Hirshhorn: Have your Palace and Eat It, Too

Though my Monday afternoon visit to the Hirshhorn felt a bit like too much like a trip on the Washington, D.C., Metro system -- a museum escalator was disemboweled for maintenance; the sound wasn't working in one of the Directions...

By Jessica Dawson  |  04:07 PM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Brazil's gritty favelas through the eyes of Petra Barth

Of all the intimacies shared by the Brazilian trash pickers featured in "Waste Land," artist Vik Muniz's complicated documentary film about the people who sort through Rio's largest dump, it was the pickers' willingness to show us inside their...

By Jessica Dawson  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Can these pictures help you understand Heather Bursch?

Maybe yes, maybe no. But they're no substitute for a visit to Flashpoint, where Bursch's minute-long gem of a video screens through December 22. We couldn't fit any images of Bursch's work into my mini-rave today, so I gift you...

By Jessica Dawson  |  05:59 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Artworks from Today's Galleries Column

Photos from last night's Transformer-organized National Portrait Gallery demonstration displaced the artwork for today's column, so here's a taste of what I was looking at this week. Below, Gaia's two-story portrait of 20th century architect and urbanist Le Corbusier...

By Jessica Dawson  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/02/2010

Emerging Artists to Grab the Spotlight

In the last decade Leigh Conner has witnessed the increased interest in Washington in new artists. And she has been right in the middle of the developments. Along with Jamie Smith, she founded Conner Contemporary, a gallery that looks for...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art | Tags:  (e)merge art fair, Conner Contemporary, Helen Allen, Jamie Smith, Leigh Conner, Mera Rubell