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Remembering Robin Rule, Denver Gallery Owner

Robin Rule, the passionate and complicated Denver gallery owner, died of cancer on December 29, 2013, age 55. Her indomitable spirit animated the Denver art world from 1987 to 2013, and her legacy will forever be tied up with the issues of the contemporary art world today in which complex loyalties and the difficulty of…

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Artist-Technologist Re-Animates Extinct Species

“New media” is actually middle-aged. It’s been half a century since The Kitchen’s debut in New York; Mark Tribe founded Rhizome dot org in 1996. Kitchen co-founders Woody Vasulka and Steina, residing in Santa Fe since the ‘80s, still create, and they host a massive online archive. Currents is an annual festival of international new…

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On a Truth Quest in Afghanistan

The equivalent word for truth in Dari is: حقیقت. Dari and Pashto are the primary languages spoken in Afghanistan, where the interactive work of public art In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), by Cause Collective artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks and Hank Willis Thomas, recently toured. Yes. A work of public art by…

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ArtPlace Announces America’s Top 12 Small-Town Art Places

Crested Butte, CO.; Taos, NM; Marfa, TX and Saratoga, WY made the list of the Top Twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces for 2013. The twelve communities on the list were chosen based upon per capita numbers of arts related non-profits, arts-oriented businesses and workers in creative occupations among small towns in the United States. The small towns…

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In Search of the Truth from TruthAtlas.com

If someone gave you two minutes to define the Truth, what would you say? And if you were asked to step inside a recording booth set up within a giant inflatable sculpture to address that question, would your answer come more easily? That’s what three artists who formed the Cause Collective—aimed at bringing the “public”…