Monday, January 28, 2013

M.A.D. Scent Show Stinks

M.A.D. scent show stinks....and so does the building says hyperallerigic columnist.

The Unpleasant Smell of Lost Opportunities>

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Free Admission at Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art announces free admission!

Twitterverse Exposed!

All you need to know about the Library of Congress Twitter Archive. Sort of. Who has access? Will commercial interests be allowed to mine the data? FBI? CIA? Is there a Facebook archive hidden away somewhere in some Cloud? Can you shield your tweets? Who can access my list of borrowed library books from the County Library mesh? Is pruning allowed?

San Antonio All-Digital Library System

Texas leads the way. Bexar County Library System to be entirely digital; U. of Texas San Antonio Library has been bookless since 2010. Beginning of the end? Next: E-books must no longer be treated like physical books with limited access, as in my local library. Publishers? Get a new business model!

TM Daily Post>

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free Artist-Statement App

Belgian artist Jasper Rigole's creates free artist-statement generator, "500 Letters." Try it, you'll like it:

"John Perreault ( New York City, United States) makes paintings and performances. By replaying the work for each exhibition and pushing the evocative power of the work a little further, Perreault tries to grasp language. Transformed into art, language becomes an ornament. At that moment, lots of ambiguities and indistinctnesses, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface...."

story via hyperallergic>

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Is Hirst the Worst?

Hirst-bashing spreads to Esquire. Kick him, kick him again, kick him while he is down.

The End of Art as Pure Money>

Van Gogh Self-Portrait Photo

What is the opposite of Photo Realism? Lithuanian artist turns Van Gogh self-portrait into a "photo." Is Rembrandt next? 

Via theatlantic>