Born Just Now with Robert Adanto

Robert Adanto’s new art documentary Born Just Now delves into the life and performance work of Marta Jovanović, a Belgrade-based artist struggling to cope with the pain accompanying the end of an eight-year marriage. Through several performances, she seeks confront and liberate her own pain in the name of art.

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EK MoviePass Interview with Ted Farnsworth

If you’re a cinephile that enjoys going to movies on a regular basis, your golden ticket to movie theater heaven has just arrived.. with a moviepass.com membership, you get to watch a movie a day.. every day if you want. All for $9.95 a month! *Wwhaaaattt???* No, this is not a joke, and it certainly…

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Jacqueline Secor Interview

We got a chance to interview an up-and-coming artist we believe has a depth and potential to be a very positive force for women, their bodies, and for the art world in general. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jacqueline Secor. She is a mixed media artist inspired by primitive art. Secor was born in the historical…

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EK Podcast: Christine Wu

A truly delightful and insightful interview with the one and only Christine Wu (www.misschristinewu.com) who has a fantastic solo show currently showing at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles until Feb. 20th! Check it out! The podcast is a bit long but worth every second

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EK Podcast #1: Brett Amory

Surprise! EK has a motherf*cking podcast! Yes that’s right we are going to be doing in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest artists! First up: Brett Amory, an old friend of Empty Kingdom. We talk about the evolution of his career, his process, and the meaning behind his work. He currently has a solo show up…

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EK Interview: Joshua Hagler

Joshua Hagler, previously featured October 2010 is a really cool dude, a gentleman of the highest order, and he is really really really patient, because this interview was owed to him a long time ago, and he was really nice about it the whole time. I’m sorry Josh, but we do love your work and…

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EK Interview: Mike Shankman

Here’s what I know about Mike Shankman. He’s a hard working dude. He is patient. He’s talented. He loves painting deeply. I’m not sure if there’s anything else I need to know. Oh, and I do also know his paintings are a real treat in person! He is currently solo-showing at the prolific 111 Minna…

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CHAOS CINEMA: EK INTERVIEW

CHAOS CINEMA is a well thought out video essay by Matthias Stork, administered by Indiewire’s journalistic blog PRESS PLAY.  I would like to say that I saw Drive, and it is the antithesis to chaos cinema. I think, but what do I know, I’m just a cake-loving bunny.

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Stuart Patience // Interview

Stuart Patience is from the U.K. He creates highly detailed technical drawings to simplified abstractions that focus on pattern and colour. He also spells colour the cool way. Kind of like how I would write theatre instead of the gringo way of spelling “theater.”

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Pamela Wilson // Birdshot Interview

Pamela Wilson is a painter with a considerable skill and vision that tickles my fancy.  She has exhibited around the country for a while now, and Empty Kingdom was happy to interview her to help promote her new show this month. It’s going on right now so if you’re in the area, hit it up!

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BRETT AMORY, WHITE LIGHT INTERVIEW

Brett Amory has a new show at Anno Domini in San Jose, CA. If you’re around, make the trek.  The owners of A.D. are really awesome and deserve all the love for showing great artists like Brett. Drrummmmmm.  I remember a long time ago going to gallery A.D. to cover a Dave Choe show and…

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