September 7, 2010
The Digest. 09.07.10.
Explosion, Black and Yellow , 2009, by Joy Garnett, which is making an appearance in the August issue of Canteen. (Image courtesy of Joy Garnett and the Edward Winkleman Gallery.)
Great moments in
product placement poetry.
Losing track of our environmental misdeeds. Fascinating. And scary. “When they are lying, bosses avoid the word ‘I’,
opting instead for the third person.” ( Mark Coatney.) Archaeologists wary of BP’s drilling plans
in the Mediterranean. I love it when public art becomes
unintentionally interactive. ( Arts Journal.) I wrote a story on
Chicano artists for ARTnews. And it got Tweeted by Cheech. I am complete.
Andrew Russeth helpfully extracts the juicy quotes from the book Talking Prices, in which artists and dealers (some anonymously) talk honestly about the market. Bound to leave you queasy. The Next Logical Step: Takashi Murakami to do the
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Peeing performance artist Ann Liv Young
welcomed back to PS1 for number two. Actually, it was just for a talk. Speaking of which, the New York Times gives her latest show a spectacularly scathing review: after describing it as startlingly inept, the critic writes, “This reached a nadir when Ms. Young, some 85 minutes into the show, failed to defecate on cue, despite having given an advance interview advertising her ability to do so.” I don’t think the Times has been this saucy since La Smith shredded Shepard Fairey. ( Art Fag City.) Mogul Carlos Slim set to open
a Mexico City museum to showcase his Rodins. ( Arts Journal.)
. Tierra y Pan Highly interesting story by the NYT’s David Itzkoff on
the unsettled life and death of Harvey Pekar. How social is it? Ben Davis picks apart
art and social media. Andrea Zittel’s
single egg incubator. (Dear Greg: Get. It.)
Vietnam Memorial, sweatpants edition. Sometimes flippant irony makes my teeth hurt.
Street Art, with fur. ( @bpiana.) Architect Greg Lynn
wants your toys. La Zaha to design
her first project in her native Iraq. ( Arts Journal.) Love this:
Oikos Project’s Jellyfish Theatre, made entirely out of recycled and reclaimed materials. Love this very Gehry portion. Plus, a view of the interiors. Frank Lloyd Wright-designed textile block homes in L.A.
not finding buyers. You too can live in your very own
Nazi watch tower.