Tag Archives: Tom Nakashima

Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a repository of portraits, historical paintings and contemporary American paintings located in Washington, D.C. Carefully selected works dating back to post WWII are presented in a quiet, well-lighted space where visitors are encouraged to walk, reflect and use the imagination. A visit to the National Museum of American Art on a bright Sunday was …

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Thoughts on a Personal Manifesto

Transcendence, transcendent, and transcendental are words that refer to an object (or a property of an object) as being comparatively beyond that of other objects. Such objects (or properties) transcend other objects (or properties) in some way. transcendent |tranˈsendɘnt| Adj. beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience : the search for a transcendent level of …

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Volume 31 no 6 July / August 2017

Death of Damien Hirst in Venice – by Daniel Nanavati A New and Better Curriculum for Art Students – by Jorge Miguel Benitez Understanding Modernism, Part 1 –  by Charles Thomson A Very Modern Manifesto Goya 1792 – by Susanna Gómez Lain, Madrid editor Thoughts on a Personal Manifesto – by Tom Nakashima An Incomplete Project, art and politics – by …

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COMING in the next issue Volume 31 no.4 May / June 2017

In the May issue: THE RELEVANCE OF CRITICAL THEORY CHRIS CUTRONE Chris Cutrone (Adjunct Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago . A BRUSH WITH JOHN BERGER, HIROSHIMA AND THE KITCHEN SINK KEN TURNER remembers his personal meetings with John Berger over Hiroshima., the Kitchen Sink Painters and the Partisan Coffee House. THE …

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Thoughts on The Internet Café

I need the night. The sounds and voices from the street below, hooting owls, crickets, frogs, even the stillness. I need some time alone, where I can sit and think. It is a Heidiggerian dictum that one can glean only so much information from a conversation with one’s self. At some point a hermit must leave the cave in search …

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