March 17, 2010
The Digest. 03.17.10.
Nice Pants , by Landon Nordeman. (Image courtesy of Jen Bekman and 20×200.)
Late update: The WNYC/Whitney Biennial Twitter tour is on NYT . If you’re in NYC, you can sign up for the tour Artsbeat here. It’ll be good, geeky fun.
Chat Roulette Piano Improv with Merton. ( Coudal.) In his
screed against critics of the NuMu’s Skin Fruit show, “ art collector, heir” Adam Lindemann forgot to disclose that he’s a big-time investor in Urs Fischer’s work and that he supported Fischer’s solo at the museum. Now that’s a typo!
“The show looks like a yard sale of pushed buttons, or more to the point, given the emphasis on grotesque figuration, like the cantina scene from That’d be Star Wars.” Time Out New York‘s Howard Halle on Skin Fruit. Daaaaaang. Speaking of which, what happens when you show up at the NuMu with an over-sized, stuffed pink penis and stand in the lobby?
You get thrown out, natch. ( @russelltrombone.) MoCA is gonna be doing a fundraiser at a gallery. And
Christopher Knight ain’t happy. Richard Lacayo’s top three
Whitney Biennial faves. ( Art Fag City.) Brent Burket provides Twitter-esque reviews of every last work in the
Brucennial in one and two parts, with more on the way. Best line: “The color. The line. Purple mountains majesty, motherfuckers.” Dubai art fair, like the emirate,
not as hot as it once was. ( Arts Journal.) Wow!
. Welcome to the new millennium, guys! ArtInfo is now linking off their site Meditating with Marina.
Not. ( A Flower Every Day.) Free museum podcasts, in iTunes’
. ( Museum Room @museumnerd.) Artists never to hire as a keynote speaker:
Kiki Smith. ( Modern Art Notes.) Art Merch:
The R. Crumb Wallet. The
NYT gives William Kentridge’s production of The Nose a thumbs up. I gotta be honest, as much as I love Gogol’s story and I dig Kentridge’s animations for the opera — as well as the giant papier-mâché nose (complete with pimple) — the staging felt kinda flat. In a related piece: a video report in which Kentridge talks about the opera, and his funny chat at the New York Public Library about what it’s like to carry a giant nose.
Vintage tornado pix. Tempt1, an L.A. graffiti artist afflicted with ALS, “tags” by using special
eye-writing glasses. Today’s Street Art:
ReFreshInk in Italy.
The carbon emission toll generated by a single page-view of Tree Hugger. Extrapolating that figure against the page views Perez Hilton gets makes me realise that he is, indeed, going to be the death of us all. ( Cool Green Science.) Yes, it’s pointy:
Daniel Libeskind’s new Dublin theatre. Paul Goldberger on rebuilding at NYC’s World Trade Center. Basically, he tells us it’s gonna be the
same shit (offices), different look. God forbid someone in New York do some innovative urban planning.