Tag: Hrag Vartanian


Bloggers panelize at Art Miami in December

Art Bloggers@, an organization Joanne Mattera and I started in 2007, has been invited to organize a panel discussion at Art Miami in December. We’re calling the panel “Beyond Basic Blogging: Carving Our Niche in the Blogosphere,” and we hope to discuss developments in art blogging from the past year. […]


“Artists have to chart their own path”

At Art21, Hrag talks to Austin Thomas about making art, being an artist, and her latest project, Art Stumbles. “After completing Pocket Utopia, a 2-year, community-based salon project in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, I�ve started organizing art walking tours called Art Stumbles. These tours offer up food for thought, […]


The nicest guy in Chelsea: Booksigning party

Ed Winkleman, signing books last night in Chelsea. Anyone who reads the art blogs knows that Edward Winkleman recently wrote a book, published by the Allworth Press, called How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. Yesterday I briefly stopped by the booksigning at Ed’s gallery and chatted with […]

Group Shows Writing

Artwork delivery: Platform Project Space, NYC

Update (March 9): For snaps of the installation, check out Joanne Mattera Art Blog here. Watch VernissageTV’s video of the blogpix opening. Today (March 3) I’m delivering 5 paintings for the “blogpix” show to Denise Bibro Fine Art’s Platform Project Space. Organized by Olympia Lambert, the show is view March […]


Hrag’s photo tour of DUMBO open studios

At the ArtCal Zine, check out Hrag Vartanian’s slide show of the 2008 Art Under the Bridge festival in Brooklyn’s DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. “From Smack Mellon to the Triangle Arts Workshop, from artist studios to loading dock installations: DUMBO was decked out for its role as […]


Inside Bushwick

At ArtCal Zine Hrag Vartanian reports on the Bushwick Open Studios & Art Festival that took place over the weekend in Brooklyn. “This year’s three-day Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) � part of the larger Bushwick Open Studios & Arts Festival � landed on a blistering weekend in June that hindered […]


Hrag Vartanian on Brooklyn’s street art

In The Brooklyn Rail, Hrag writes that street artists are rebellious lawbreakers exerting their right to public space, but on the other hand they are the ultimate capitalists monetizing their talents into commodities that sell increasing well. “Free of the stigma of graffiti�s spray-painted scribbling, street art is a kinder, […]