Friday, November 30, 2012
Top of the art world pyramid? Mark Staff Brandl notes the new German honorific "Kunstvermittler" for curators, historians, critics...meaning "art-intermediary" or "art broker" or "art middleman" or even "art procurer."
Via Swiss Art Sharkforum: http://tinyurl.com/caqlvk5
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Stealth self-publishing bonanza? Simon & Schuster in deal with Author Solutions. But what do you get if you don't get the brand name? Re-writes and lecture gigs?
Via NYT> http://tinyurl.com/d6g29kr
Pix of founders, Mr. Simon and Mr. Schuster
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thinking of nothing, Destruction Art pioneer Gustav Metzger (b. 1926) lets a robot make his sculpture called "Null Art."
Interview in The Guardian: http://tinyurl.com/d3a3tob
John Perreault on Gustav Metzger: http://tinyurl.com/3j32bcs
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Christo plans gigantic mastaba made of oil barrels for Abu Dhabi. Of course, he maintains the sculpture, which will be larger than the Great Pyramid, is only about "joy and beauty" and not about petroleum.
Story via gaurdian.co.uk> http://tinyurl.com/bonfysn
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
No Room for Debate. NYT publishes prurient attack on irony; Hyperallergic responds without irony. Which side are you on?
Lesson taught by Sandy --- store all your digital info in the cloud. Eyebeam story and video on hyperallergic.com is a wake up call. Yuk. Salt water is not good for computers, disks, tapes and any form of physical storage.
hyperallergic.com story and Eyebeam video:http://tinyurl.com/cufpn8s
Short interview with Artopia culture-hero, critic, writer, editor, artist Brian O'Doherty (Patrick Ireland 1972-2008) in Art in America.
Will The Real Brian O'Doherty Please Stand Up:http://tinyurl.com/blwogy4
NY Times: Patrick Ireland Dies: http://tinyurl.com/cs952ab
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Just back from Chelsea. Never fear. Almost normal, alas. The Gagosian Museum is open with a big Ed Rucha show; Matthew Marks has an unbearable Charles Ray display (stainless steel Segals); Mary Boone has slicker-than-slick Ai Weiwei floorpiece and painting. Metro Pictures almost ready. Sonnebend sealed tight. Nov. 17, 2012.
British artist Jeremy Hutchison to open December pop-up shop of "completely useless objects" which are therefore luxury items (he says). Our response: Dada bites the hand that feeds it.
More pix via dezeen.com> http://tinyurl.com/d3e26zl
Hutchison webpage: http://jeremyhutchison.com/about.html
When did Marina Abramovic, Kara Walker and Jeffrey Deitch speak at the Union Theological seminary and why? Art and religion together again?
Go to> http://hyperallergic.com/60296/aa-bronson-interview/
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Guggenheim dropped by Deutsche Bank; venue on Unter den Linden will now be Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, under new management. Pakastani is first featured artist...Is this the beginning of a new global franchaise?
Via 4-traders: http://tinyurl.com/acdle43
ARTOPIANEWS: "John Perreault" by Alice Neel (1974) in the Whitney Museum Permanent Collection now available as computer wallpaper with mouse pointer magnification window. Free. Warning! Image above is a detail; full image on wallpaper download site is a full frontal nude: http://tinyurl.com/ao9ew8c
Monday, November 12, 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Long Island gallerist Thomas Schultz, rowing across Fire Island, reached the Atlantic yesterday by way of a newly reopened inlet, courtesy hurricane Sandy. Old Inlet was last open in 1820 when a whaling ship sunk there an
d closed the channel, ending the Bellport whaling industry. Like all great heroes, explorers, and adventurers, Schultz was accompanied by a photographer, who apparently followed in another boat.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Elections! Potential impact on the arts. Why can't we make 2013 another 1965?
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Unbelievable 23-year-old jazz star, singer Cecile McLorin Salvant. Via AJ.com>NYTIMES. Catch up on more on YouTube McLorin Salvant videos! Times piece: http://tinyurl.com/blyjzzl
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Compare and contrast "Joan Mitchell Paints a Painting" by Irving Sandler (1957) and Pat Steir "Paints a Painting"(2012), both now on Artnews online.
MoMA issues "Conserving Flood-Damaged Artworks" on its website.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Booksters sealed their own doom. Merger of Penguin and Random House is a symptom, not a solution...And mega-book chains refusing Amazon print products will not triumph over internet competition --- but that's another story.
For story: The Guardian: http://tinyurl.com/dxrj6cw
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Famed White Cube gallery in East End to close.
Critic Kim Levin says no, no, no to PoMo. But does not convince Artopia that metamodernism is a go, go, go.