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2004 Stories by Charissa N. Terranova

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  • Texas Tribalism

    published December 23, 2004

    With all the rhetoric of globalization, any public discussion of localism in the arts would seem to be déclassé. Somehow localism... More >>

  • The Mongrel Cur of Art-chitecture

    published December 9, 2004

    To bastardize something is not usually a good thing. Bastardization--or crossbreeding, as one might have it--signals the trivializing or making... More >>

  • Schindler's Fist

    published December 2, 2004

    We have been dealt a blow--an insult to our collective intellect, psyche and social well-being. Yet so many feel nothing, numbed by a happy and... More >>

  • Life After Death

    published November 11, 2004

    The death of art is a well-worn idea. Once the anti-aesthetic rallying cry of so many pious avant-gardists, declaring that art has met the grim... More >>

  • Manhattanism

    published October 28, 2004

    New York City is the materialization of order out of chaos. Boisterous crowds of pedestrian and vehicular traffic elegantly course through its... More >>

  • Train in Vain

    published October 7, 2004

    For those of you who secretly find comfort in alien postures--who find yourself always the observer rather than the participant, forever the... More >>

  • From Buenos Aires to Bush-ville

    published September 23, 2004

    A little bit of Argentina has come to Texas--a taste of Buenos Aires is livening up the fair but jaunty mix of Dallas. Yet in the photographs of... More >>

  • Beyond the West Bank

    published September 2, 2004

    What is Dallas afraid of? What is the source of this potentially cosmopolitan city's pronounced dread? Why does it so willfully participate in the... More >>

  • Second Skin

    published August 19, 2004

    New York--It's not unusual that most of us find great comfort maneuvering in the vernacular. Whether spoken or architectural, the vernacular is... More >>

  • Architectures of Truth

    published July 15, 2004

    For the last 40 years, cultural pundits have focused their attention on the ever-expanding dominion of the mass media. Whether broadcast through... More >>

  • Wisecracker Art

    published July 1, 2004

    In the secular world, the space of the art gallery constitutes hallowed ground. Its white walls beckon those willfully wayward members of the... More >>

  • Collecting Unconscious

    published June 17, 2004

    Behind frenzied and diligent art collecting one usually finds eccentric and extraordinary art collectors. Such idiosyncrasy and the museum go hand... More >>

  • Girl Power Mystique

    published June 3, 2004

    If Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique (1963) sounded an early salvo of the feminist movement, the photographs of Jin-Ya Huang... More >>

  • E-I-E-I-whoa

    published May 20, 2004

    Old MacDonald's farm has fallen through the looking glass, and farming has never been so fun. No, there are no giant clefts in the ground, there... More >>

  • Cardboard Currency

    published May 6, 2004

    The poet Ezra Pound once said, "Good art can not be immoral." But can art be amoral--can it exist without any moral claims whatsoever? Is... More >>

  • Cold Flesh

    published April 22, 2004

    In the unconscious abyss of sleep and repose lies an arena of possibility. There are the dreamscapes where one enacts the impossible, from the... More >>

  • Pimp Daddy of Video

    published April 8, 2004

    It's truly amazing what casting sculpture in video rather than the traditional media can do. Materials such as bronze, wood and stone just seem so... More >>

  • Time Traveler

    published April 1, 2004

    Just as you found yourself comfortably attuned to painting as a two-dimensional medium, along comes an elaborate exhibition of work by the... More >>

  • Faux Real

    published March 18, 2004

    Dallas is a city that thrives on the artificial. That bellwether of 1970s and 1980s greed and flaccid angst--and oh, yes, drama--the television... More >>

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