William Mortensen’s Occult-Themed Photographs Subject of Exhibition

The aspects of William Mortensen’s photography that were controversial during his lifetime—clever manipulation of imagery and dark themes—are now considered to be marks of his greatness. In the show “Witches” at Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, Stephen Romano Gallery offers both unseen work and iconic meditations on the occult from his output in the 1920s and ’30s. The exhibition runs August 3 through November 3 at the venue in Cleveland, Ohio.More …

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Heavy metal meets knitting in an unexpected world championship

The year is 20NineScene and honestly, anything can happen. From crazy mash-ups to Hawthorne Heights covering Kacey Musgraves to create yeemo, it feels like anything is possible. Now, it looks like knitting and heavy metal have collided for a unique and very unexpected competition. This looks like something straight out of a Hard Times article. […]
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Anne Ellegood Named New Director of ICA LA

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has announced Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer Museum, as its next executive director. She succeeds Elsa Longhauser, who is stepping down from her position after 19 years of leadership and notably oversaw the museum’s transformation from the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) into the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). Ellegood will assume her new role on September 16, 2019, states the press release. “On behalf of the board of directors and search committee, we are proud to welcome Anne Ellegood as the next executive director of ICA LA. Ellegood…

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Ozzy Osbourne skipped Black Sabbath Grammy’s honor over “shocking” snub

Earlier in the year, it was announced that Black Sabbath would be one of the acts to receive the Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. As fans may recall, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward all made an appearance at the ceremony, but Ozzy Osbourne was nowhere to be found. Now, Sharon […]
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The Illustrations of Nicolás Arispe

Even when taken out of narrative context, the illustrations of Nicolás Arispe captivate viewers. The Buenos Aires artist has crafted comics, books, album covers, magazine illustrations, animation storyboard, and much more. He’s known, in particular, for his anthropomorphic characters and fantastical settings, all tackling decidedly human and emotional stories. More …

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New York-based SculptureCenter Appoints Christian Rattemeyer as Director

SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, has named Christian Rattemeyer as the new Director. Rattemeyer comes from the Museum of Modern Art where he served as Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints for 12 years.Rattemeyer, who succeeds Mary Ceruti, will assume the responsibilities from November 1, 2019. In his new role as the Director, Rattemeyer will oversee all exhibitions and programming and continue to lead the institution that is respected for its independent vision, intellectual rigor, and dedication to commissioning new work by emerging and established artists.SculptureCenter Board Chair Andreas Beroutsos says, “All of us at SculptureCenter is…

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Ice Nine Kills recruit Reel Big Fish for ‘It’-inspired live performance—watch

Ice Nine Kills were recently joined onstage by Reel Big Fish for their live performance of “IT Is The End,” and AP is premiering the official live video of the epic collaboration.  The performance took place at a sold-out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, playing the It-inspired track from their 2018 album, The […]
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The Creatures of Claudio Romo

Though the creatures of Claudio Romo are bizarre and at times, frightening, the illustrator’s distinct linework gives each a certain elegance. The Chile-based artist has produced a number of books carrying his strange monsters and plantlife (among them, the beautifully titled “The Book of Imprudent Flora”). Through often carrying no specific timeline, his practice has also extended into the futuristic, as evidenced below.More …

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The Story of Centrum: A Conversation with Mareike Spendel

Situated on Reuterstrasse in Neukolln in Berlin, Centrum is an art project space that has now been operating for nearly a decade. Located on a street with a number of small galleries and project spaces, not to mention a vegan tapas bar, the offices of Berlin’s branch of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany, and a blues bar that serves the best Guinness in South East Berlin, Centrum has consistently produced some of the city’s most thought-provoking exhibitions. This year, the space won one of the coveted grants offered by the Berlin Senate to promote local cultural development.Project spaces are crucial to…

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