Donald Trump – a huge steaming pile of poop?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2465425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rendition of Donald Trump by New York street artist "Hanksy"[/caption] The first shot of the Agitprop War of 2016 has been fired and it more…

Remembering the Armenian holocaust in art

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2430235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Orphans of the Armenian holocaust[/caption]   Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians? – Adolph Hitler, arguing for success of more…

Must students deny religion to get college degree?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2390235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Duccio di Buoninsegna – "Maestà"(Will future post-Christianized generations think people wore gold plated hats and had wings in the past?)[/caption] Try to grasp the more…

A tale of two artists

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2366625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "In Transit II" Detail by Abdullah Gharem[/caption] Saudi Arabia: a place where it is very much equally difficult for art or women to thrive, more…

U.S. adds torment to Iranian artists

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2298405" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Atena Farghadani[/caption] While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was being thoroughly duped, doped and honeyed up by his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Mohammad more…

Greeks looking for new gifts?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2278115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Greek philanthropist Andreas Dracopoulos[/caption] Do you detest the rich? Do you fret over evil elitists plotting over their Dom Perignon and caviar how to more…

Causing trouble 1 performance at a time

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2222995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tania Bruguera[/caption] Contemporary artists are known for creating a little political scrimmage when they can – it's considered a badge of honor. But they more…

Tear your eyes away from personal electronics

by Marisa Martin -- Summer at last! Beautiful winged creatures arc and call beyond our doors. Gardens are verdant, and glittering waters entice our children ... who stare rigidly for weeks at more…

Small museum – big loss for New York City

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2149385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fred Tomaselli: "Study for Propulsion" from MOBIA show Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden[/caption] When the American Bible Society (ABS) sold its more…