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Regionalism: an Ideal Gone Sour

Regionalism evolves from the tribe that has not moved into, or has moved out of, the City. The innate human tendency to concentrate on the immediate surrounds to the expulsion or exclusion of all else. This becomes one’s safety net. When it was founded in the Chicago of ’73 the New Art Examiner knew it could not be regional. When …

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Postscript Editorial Comment

To add a note of clarification to Tom Mullaney’s elegant and restrained report on the more than unfortunate hidden events of the last year. The day of crisis became clear when I was left in my hotel in Rockford on the last day of assembling ‘The New Art Examiner Now” which was taking place in Zhou B Art Center. Articles …

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Editorial Comment

All of us at the New Art Examiner are pleased to offer this January / February 2016 issue of our revived, independent magazine for your reading enjoyment. The future looks bright for Chicago to, once again, have an arts journal that will cover the art world, locally and abroad, with a spirit of inquiry that is, true to our first …

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Creativity & Art: Three Roads to Surprise by Dr.Margaret A. Boden C.B.E.

Professor Boden’s threefold theory of ‘creative surprise’ provides a frame for understanding how surprise translates to creativity and how creativity relates to the visual arts. She elaborates on the forms of creativity and their cultural relations to traditional fine art, conceptual and computer art. Her discussions on creativity and computers raise questions regarding our knowledge of human creativity, while also …

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was born in London (1977) of Ghanaian parents. She attended St Martins School of Art & Design (1996/7)Falmouth Art College (1997-2000)and the Royal Academy Schools (2000-2003). She is represented in several public collections including Tate UK, MoMA New York and Royal Academy UK This show seems to be an attempt to make art history uncanny – to offer us …

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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism.

Professor Giroux’s enlightening main points are present in the introduction, expanded in each chapter, revisited in each chapter’s final paragraphs, in the conclusion and throughout the text. It is a little like being hit over the head with a hammer. I sense he thinks that is exactly what America needs. I certainly wondered how George W Bush’s fraudulent first election …

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Berlin Art Fair

Berlin Art Fair actually lasts not a week but just five days. It is an event which stretches across the whole of central Berlin with, for instance more than 40 openings on just one evening. It comprises several separate art fairs; the ABC fair itself comprises works from a hundred separate galleries and from 17 different countries. Another complete section …

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Speakeasy

The closure of the degree course in contemporary crafts at Falmouth University was the highest profile closure since the demise of Dartington College of Arts. Crafts and Fine Art were the founding subjects of the Falmouth School of Art which became Falmouth University following the merger and relocation of Dartington. The widespread protests against the closure demonstrated the course’s high …

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