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The Urgent Protest Art of the Berkeley Political Poster Workshop


“American Flag [Untitled]” (1970) (all images courtesy Shapero Modern)In May 1970, students at the University of California, Berkeley came together to form the Berkeley Political Poster Workshop, which produced hundreds of silkscreen designs.

The Short-lived 1940s NYC Tabloid That “Dared to Tell the Truth”


Helen Levitt, “Third Avenue, Upper East Side, Offers no Trees or Cliffs for Kids to Climb, but Porch of Abandoned Building is Excellent Substitute” (July–August 1940), vintage gelatin silver print (all images courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery unless indicated otherwise) The New York PM Daily only lasted from 1940 to 1948, but in its short run it served as a vital progressive voice in New York City, and promoted groundbreaking photography to accompany its stories.

Chrysler Museum of Art Features Photographer Ed Burtynsky in Exhibition Focused on Global Water Issues


Explore humanity’s complicated relationship with water through the lens of an internationally renowned photographer.

Victoria & Albert Amasses World’s Largest Photography Collection at Regional Museum’s Expense


Photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815–1894), paper negative (all images courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum and © NMPFT/Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library) Last week, the Science Museum Group (SMG) and the Victoria and Albert Museum announced what they deemed “a historic agreement”: 400,000 objects from SMG’s three-million-strong photography collection, held at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, will be moved to London’s V&A.

A Life-Size 1967 Photograph of a Greyhound Bus Drives Into the LA Art Book Fair


Mason Williams, “Bus” (1967). Installation shot from exhibit at Alden Projects, New York in September, 2015.

Light Projections Bring Color and Lost Glory to the Temple of Dendur


“Color the Temple,” a tool to digitally restore color on the Temple of Dendur with projected light (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise stated) We recognize the Temple of Dendur today as a monochromatic sandstone structure, but its walls, like those of most ancient Egyptian temples, were originally painted bright colors.

Astrological Aesthetics: February 2016 Horoscopes


Detail of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’s “The Spring” (1820–56) (Musée d’Orsay; via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons, PD-Art [PD-old-100])Hyperallergic’s horoscopes offer astrological advice for artists and art types, in art terms, every month.

Rent a Re-creation of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom on Airbnb — Just Don’t Chop Off Your Ear


At left, Vincent van Gogh’s “The Bedroom” (1889); at right, the Art Institute of Chicago’s recreation, now available for rent on Airbnb (all images courtesy Art Institute of Chicago) Now available for rent on Airbnb is a full-size, 3D replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “The Bedroom” (1889), complete with rustic twin bed, pale violet walls, copper-green wood floor, and straw hat on a peg.

Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon’s Weird Mind Meld


Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, “Forgetting the hand” (2016), pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, spray paint, collage, and gesso on wood panel 24 x 36 x 3/4 in (all images courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London) Gumby, surfers, penises, Batman and Robin, naked ladies with machine guns, Diamond Dogs-era David Bowie, bats and skulls, Charles Manson, dancers in polka dot dresses: These are a few of the motifs that crop up in Forgetting the Hand, a show of collaborative works by artists Raymond Pettibon and Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner Gallery.

A Curatorial Project Explores What It Means to Organize Your Own Community


Bradley Duncan in his home R.F. Kampfer Revolutionary Literature Archive, which the author visited as part of ‘Organize Your Own’ (all photos courtesy Paul Gargagliano) PHILADELPHIA — What’s the best way to engage a person in caring for someone different from him/herself?

Brooklyn Museum’s Activist Art Show Is a Messy Collision of Curation and Politics


Installation view of “Agitprop!” (2015) (photo by Jonathan Dorado, all photos courtesy Brooklyn Museum unless otherwise noted) (click to enlarge) Agitprop!

The 19th-Century Lady Who Used Audubon’s Birds for Wallpaper


Chinese Drawing Room at Temple Newsam House, with birds cut from John James Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ (courtesy Leeds City Council) In 1827, when Lady Isabella Hertford finally installed the hand-painted Chinese wallpaper the Prince of Wales had gifted her two decades earlier, she thought it didn’t have enough pizzazz for her drawing room at Temple Newsam in Leeds, England.

Psychedelic Micrographs Illuminate the Structures of Cells


Jack Challoner, Gills of a fish-like invertebrate (all images courtesy Jack Challoner, from ‘The Cell: A Visual Tour of the Building Block of Life‘) In 1665, when British polymathic scientist Robert Hooke first discovered cells using a microscope, he also became the first to illustrate these minuscule building blocks of life.

Injecting Conversations on Gender, Race, and Gay Rights into Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’


‘O, Earth’ by Casey Llewellyn, directed by Dustin Wills, at The Foundry Theatre (all photos by Julieta Cervantes) If the function of architecture is to create contemplative spaces, then the theater has become a place for ghosts.

Crimes of the Art


Art dealer Eric Spoutz, who stands accused of selling forged artworks, gives a lecture at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 2013.

In New York City, Punk Is in the Air


Installation view of John Holmstrom’s “PUNK Magazine #1 (cover)” (2015), digital print, in ‘PUNK Magazine: 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Howl!

Dhaka Art Summit Censors Pro-Tibet Artwork at Chinese Ambassador’s Request


Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s “Long Live His Holiness—Nangdrol, 18,” from the series ‘Last Words,’ on view at the Dhaka Art Summit (all images via Wasfia Nazreen/Facebook) Nangdrol, an 18-year-old Tibetan living in Sichuan Province, China, penned a farewell letter on February 19, 2012.

Quiet Drawings from a Life Lost in Mental Institutions


James Edward Deeds Jr., “Ectlectrc Pencil” (courtesy Princeton Architectural Press) In one of the drawings discovered in a well-worn album, fished out of the trash in 1970 by a teenager in Springfield, Missouri, portrays a wide-eyed woman points to a bouquet of flowers below the words “ECTLECTRC PENCIL.” It’s one of 283 hand-numbered sketches in crayon and pencil on ledger paper from State Hospital No.

ArtRx LA


Jean-Paul Goude, “A One Man Show” (1982) (via Facebook) LOS ANGELES — This week, the fourth LA Art Book Fair opens at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cinefamily screens a love-themed sound poem, an artist installs a library on a lake, and more.

After Exile, an Artist Confronts the Aesthetics of Diaspora


Tammam Azzam, ‘The Road,’ installation view (all images courtesy of Ayyam Gallery Dubai) DUBAI — Exile physically rips people from the sustenance of familiarity, culture, land, language, family, and history.


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