July 28, 2010
The Digest. 07.28.10.
Part of the series Invented Memory, by Cyrus Karimpour, as featured in the Iranian online arts journal Dide. (Image courtesy of Di de .)
the third most populous nation on earth. The Is This Art? iPhone app gets
a thorough work-out by Australian public radio. Listen here. Thanks Jeff, for the super nice shout-out! (Don’t have the app? You can get it here.)
. Next fall, it’s gonna be all about SoCal. Pacific Standard Time Regina Hackett picks apart the reality TV enterprise,
including #workoFart. Speaking of crazy performance stuff,
Howard Halle has an interesting take on Marina Abramovic’s piece Seven Easy Pieces on Art Fag City. Plus:
I miss the uncomplicated James Franco of . Pineapple Express Even more:
DaddyTypes reviews the actor’s gallery show, ending with the kicker that Franco “may just be the most important artist working in the medium of rockets since William Shatner.” Hilarious. ( @gregorg, via @TheLABGallery.)
New Brandeis president seems to be okay with renting out the Rose Museum’s art collection. ( AFC.) Mobile homes,
flying through the air. (An explanation here.)
The roller coaster bed. A tower-sized
LED installation. Art windows at Selfridge’s, one of which is comprised of
a dismantled motorcycle.
The nine circles of hell, in chart form. Handy. Sorta related:
Some super freaky illustrations from Japanese kids books of the 1970s. Perfect if your kid needs nightmares.
Ansel Adams negatives discovered at yard sale. The British Monarchy has
a Flickr page. ( Culture Monster.) Today’s Street Art:
Specter’s shopping cart monuments.
A mass of undulating disposable cups. These days, even playground architecture is very serious and expensive:
A report on David Rockwell’s latest.
Lego architecture. Call it nostalgia, but I’m a sucker for
stories about the Time & Life building. More here.