In which I investigate the baroque insanity that is the Chilean hot dog…over at Roads & Kingdoms.
On the Chilean side of the border, near the crossing with Argentina at Los Libertadores. The best part is that the movie playing on the bus at this very moment was an end-of-the-world flick titled The Darkest Hour. Because there’s nothing like contemplating the end of humanity while on a bus in the Andes making hairpin turns.
Toma Puerto Viejo. (Photo by p.a.t.i.t.a.)
- On the accidental poetry found in the Chicago Manual of Style. For the word nerds, an amazing essay. (@giovannigf.)
- OMG, I need a foam printer.
- Like a cake made of dirt.
- 16 Miles has pictures from the brand spankin’ new New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art.
- The Art Industrial Average is in the Pooper: LACMA laying off the construction until its finances recover and Guggenheim’s tax filings show that its net assets have slipped by a gnarly 25%.
- Italian art historian claims that figures in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, inside the Sistine Chapel, are based on male prostitutes. Painters painting hookers? Get out. (Arts Journal.)
- In sort of related nekkid man news: Silvio Berlusconi fits ancient statue with artifical penis. (Hyperallergic.)
- From the Department of Grody: Artist Wafaa Bilal embedding a camera in his head.
- The Muybridgizer.
- When I worked at Time, our crazy-people mail used to look just like this.
- An interesting review of Luc Tuymans at Zwirner. I gotta get over there to check it out.
- Something to get lost in: Prism, a multimedia art project (writing, music, film shorts). I discovered this moody animated video about a rock star and a crazy chimp by Carson Mell and Grant Farlardeau.
- And since we’re talking about primates: tracing the footsteps of the Museum of Natural History’s gorillas.
- The Day in Art Merch: Artist dog bowls. For $2500.
- The City is a Playground, the photographs of Alex Bartsch.
- Today’s Street Art: spacemakeplace’s geometric floor in Vancouver. Whoa.
- Ultra-small houses in Tokyo — including one the size of a parking spot.
- Architecture amid the ruins: A pretty dang amazing structure by João Luís Carrilho da Graça at the Castle of São Jorge, a historic site in Lisbon that dates back to the Iron Age.
- The Road Printer. Crazier than a foam printer. But less ethereal.
- Modern art, explained. Finally. (Contemporary Art Truck.)