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So you’ve decided to become a professional artist: congratulations. And good luck—you’re going to need it, along with discipline, social skills, moxie, and, of course, talent. Along with your worn copies of The Artist’s Way and Air Guitar you may also want to have on hand Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life. Conceived as an “art school without walls,” this just-released Phaidon anthology includes short tutorials by 36 contributors—all of them well-known artists or writers. They have navigated the MFA system, kibitzed with dealers, and faced the terror of the empty studio, and they have a lot of practical wisdom to share (as well as inspirational anecdotes and advice.) 
What advice do top curators and artists have for young strivers? Here's wit and wisdom from Christopher Williams, Carol Bove, and more from a new Phaidon book.
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After spending more than a decade at the Whitney, where she co-curated two Biennials, Shamim M. Momin could have had her pick of museum jobs. Instead, she set out for the West Coast, where she founded the nonprofit public arts organization Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND). Tapping into the city's anarchic, artist-driven energies, LAND has realized ambitious projects including a Eugenia Butler retrospective for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative in 2009, the one-day outdoor art show the island at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, and the ongoing, transcontinental Billboard Project along the U.S. interstates. Recently, the organization teamed up with Artspace to produce an exclusive benefit edition with Mexican artist Jose Dávila. We caught up with the fast-moving curator on one of her visits to the East Coast.
We spoke to the curator about the highlights of her ambitious urban-art project, ideas behind her platform, and how a New Yorker learned to love L.A.
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When a Pennsylvania art student learned that he owed $7,000 for his tuition fees, he shrewdly used his artistic talent to raise the money to pay back the debt.
When a Pennsylvania art student learned that he was $7,000 behind on his tuition fees, he used his creative talent to pay back the money.
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I trust color about as much as I trust the news to get every story right the first time. Ironically I saw something in the news which was very interesting about a blue and black dress that many people were seeing as white and gold. It was an interesting phenomena. There were a number of theories but it seemed likely to stem from how the eye registers colors with different people. It reminded me on an instance in which an image we printed on canv...
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Great Performances and More! Best of international and local art performances line up in Hong Kong in Feb and Mar every year - OPERA, MUSIC, THEATRE, DANCE and a lot more.
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A video released on Thursday by ISIS shows members of the terrorist organization destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts at the Mosul Museum and the nearby Nineveh archaeological site.
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The LA Magazine has yet another profile of Stefan Simchowitz. (He has some publicist!) You can’t read it because it isn’t online. But Los Angeles did something very smart. They put up a timeline of artist Zachary Armstrong’s year-long saga of getting on the Simcho train and gathering speed:
The LA Magazine has yet another profile of Stefan Simchowitz. (He has some publicist!) You can't read it because it isn't online. But Los Angeles did something very smart. They put up a timeline of...
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500 years of the paperback book - with a tribute to the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius (1455–1515)
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David Adjaye is an outlier in the top tier of international architects in more ways than one. At 48, the Tanzanian-born Adjaye, who moved to the U.K. at age 13, is an unusually talented designer of spaces and structures; but the world has more than one of those. It’s the passionate case he makes for what he calls “social architecture” that is setting him apart these days, pushing him toward even more prominence. To Adjaye, social architecture means creating buildings that tell a story about people, binding them together in ways that go beyond a shared form of shelter.
<b>SOCIAL STUDIES WITH DAVID ADJAYE</b><br> Architect David Adjaye blends his African roots with cutting-edge contemporary technique to further what he calls “social architecture.”
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Classical rendition of Tetris on the most amazing Piano
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At the fifth anniversary of Metro Art Media, ArtThat is honored to launch the 2015 Global Call for Entries “We Live in Arts” and invite you sincerely to join our O2O artwork platform. We make the masonry personal homepages based on the “Artist Growth Dimensional Mode” for the residential creators and launch the marketing campaign through all kinds of media to approach the potential collectors with the “New collectors Line” Promotion Plan. In 2015, we wish for the cooperation with 2000 creators, 50 galleries/workshops and more partners so that we would together make 100,000 potential collectors become true art owners and achieve the sales target of 60 million RMB.
In 2015, we wish for the cooperation with 2000 creators, 50 galleries/workshops and more partners so that we would together make 100,000 potential collectors
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Artist Patrick Brill, better known as Bob and Roberta Smith, has taken over a wing of MoMA PS1’s second floor; however, his own art only makes up a fraction of the show. Art Amnesty, an expanded reprisal of a 2002 show at Pierogi Gallery, invites any and everyone to submit their own artwork, provided they abide by the Smiths’ guidelines: all art is either to be destroyed after display or immediately discarded in dumpsters in the museum’s courtyard.
Artist Patrick Brill, better known as Bob and Roberta Smith, has taken over a wing of MoMA PS1’s second floor; however, his own art only makes up a fraction of the show.
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Solomon Walker is a Professional Artist and Photographer who has been drawing and painting since the age of 11. He creates “fine art” from emotions and philosophy. His work is influenced and inspired by various aspects of life, of living, and a whole host of worldly issues. His formal artistic education took him through technical schools, workshops and personal tutorship. His specialized training includes Anatomy, Sculpture, Portraiture, Graphics Design and Print Making, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Painting, Drawing, Typography, Fashion design, Photography and Video-graphy. His artistic influences include Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Conceptual, Dadaism, plus other modernist art movements. In creating his unique pieces, Solomon likes to work in a blend of abstracts and conceptual forms, arriving at a final look that is truly his own.

Solomon has been awarded for his work in both fine art and photography and, his work can be found displayed on various online art and photo galleries.


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CEO, Museum of Digital Fine Arts (MoDFA)
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drawing, painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, computers, photoshop, graphics art, business, management, writing, editing, social media
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  • Museum of Digital Fine Arts
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    The Founder and Principle of the Museum of Digital Fine Arts, which spotlight and showcases established and emerging artists and photographers along with their incredible work in monthly exhibitions. Solomon's duties encompass management, curating, marketing, writing, social media, talent search, and much more.
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6 Art-World Lessons From the Unorthodox Classroom of Akademie X | Art fo...
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What advice do top curators and artists have for young strivers? Here's wit and wisdom from Christopher Williams, Carol Bove, and more from

LAND Founder Shamim Momin on Helping Shape the New L.A. Renaissance | Ar...
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We spoke to the curator about the highlights of her ambitious urban-art project, ideas behind her platform, and how a New Yorker learned to

Color Perceptions and Our Mind - FinerWorks
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I trust color about as much as I trust the news to get every story right the first time. Ironically I saw something in the news which was ve

HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL 香港藝術節
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Great Performances and More! Best of international and local art performances line up in Hong Kong in Feb and Mar every year - OPERA, MUSIC,

"We Live in Arts" ArtThat Global Call for Entries | 艺廊网 ArtThat
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In 2015, we wish for the cooperation with 2000 creators, 50 galleries/workshops and more partners so that we would together make 100,000 pot

ISIS Destroys Mosul Museum Collection and Ancient Assyrian Statues [UPDA...
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A video released on Thursday by ISIS shows members of the terrorist organization destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts at the Mosul Museum a

Tubakuba Mountain Hub / OPA Form
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© Espen Folgerø Architects: OPA Form Location: Bergen, Norway Year: 2014 Photographs: Espen Folgerø, Gunnar Sørås, Helge Skodvin, Marina Mag

8 Things A Great Portfolio Website Should Have - DesignTAXI.com
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At a time when everything seems to be a mere click away on the internet, having an online presence is no longer just an option, but has beco

The Fear of Making Art
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When Amazon recommends literary selections I might be interested in, I usually do a quick scan of the offerings, decide I can’t afford to sp

SVA Art Practice: A Low-Residency, Interdisciplinary Approach to an MFA
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The art world is not a market. It’s a conversation. MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts is a low-residency, interdisciplinary grad

FLINT Studio Tools - Calipers, Rule and Case » Yanko Design
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Calling All Creators! Designed and developed by creators, for creators, the first release of FLINT Studio Tools aims to elevate the design a

XJTLU Becomes First Chinese Architecture Course with Unconditional RIBA ...
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XJTLU's Administration Information Building, completed in 2013 by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas The Royal Institute of British Architects (

Tokyo Art Fair
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The Global Art Agency presents the first edition of the "Tokyo International Art Fair" 22-23 May 2015. The International Art Fair of Contemp

Look, there’s Art Everywhere (or there will be soon!) – Now. Here. This....
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Why stare blankly at another Burger King advert when you could gaze at a Lucien Freud masterpiece on your way to work? This morning Grayson

Fear and loathing in New Mexico at ‘Breaking Bad Character Portraits’ – ...
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As if 'Breaking Bad' itself weren't already a staggering piece of art, it's now getting its own exhibition of art: 'Breaking Bad Character P

Will the internet be the death of museums? |
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The Royal Ontario Museum embraces social media and technology to create a modern museum-going experience.

always a family hot-spot for many generations, Ontario Place provides folks from all-walks-of-life the opportunity to get out and enjoy the blissful sun-drenched days of summer at the edge of the lake in beautiful city of Toronto...with live concerts in the open-air, boat rides, picnics, water rides, food and entertainment of all variety, it's a place you can escape to and never want to ever leave!
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just a stone throw from ritzy Yorkville, the Design Exchange a great place to visit and take in amazing design inspirations from designers of all specialization right in the heart of beautiful Toronto, Canada.
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amazing place, especially for children, but, adults will definitely enjoy it too. and although it's not in the rush of the city, it's only a short ride from the exciting entertainment venues at Yonge/Eglington. A great place year-round!
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with old world elegance and charm, this beautiful theatre center is a fabulous spot in the heart of the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada.
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a wonderful place for curious and creative folks, situated right in the heart of the city, and just across the street from the ROM (near Avenue Rd. & Bloor St.).
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a mainstay in the heart of the bustling city of Toronto, AGO is a fabulous was place to spent time viewing art masterpieces and other cultural treasures from the past and the present too.
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just a really awesome spot in the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Toronto. For year-round fun, it's hard to think of spending your urban moments any place else than at the lovely Harbourfront Centre and surround area.
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