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Alison Jackson: A surprising look at celebrity

December 30, 2013 |

British artist Alison Jackson talks about her provocative explorations of celebrity culture. Funny and sometimes shocking, Jackson’s work contains some graphic images.

By making photographs that seem to show our favorite celebs doing what we really, secretly, want to see … Read More

Adam Yauch was a Muslim hero

October 4, 2013 |

Yauch was about more than his “right to party” – he spoke out against Islamaphobia long before the term was widely used.

In 1998, the Beastie Boys walked up to the VMA mics in matching utilitarian grey outfits, Ad-Rock sneering … Read More

T.C. Boyle: Incorporating Environmentalism in Art

October 3, 2013 |

Prolific and renowned author T. Coraghessan Boyle has written 22 novels, many of which probe the relationship between contemporary human civilization and the natural world. His latest work, When the Killing’s Done, adopts as its setting California’s geographically isolated Channel … Read More

Art as Sacred Cow

January 31, 2009 |

Art is a fragile adolescent creature in Australia. It is constantly threatened with extinction, its habitat polluted by grandstanding politicians and the censorship of those ordinary citizens who, as Hitler once opined, enjoy a ‘healthy taste of art’.

But psychotherapist … Read More