- Thanks to Salon, Jezebel and Mediaite for picking up/linking to my piece on Jennifer Dalton’s installation at the Winkleman Gallery. Interestingly, as Mediaite points out: Jon Stewart’s lady ratio is even worse thus far in 2011. To make up for the inequity, male members of the program should all be required to get bikini waxes — the full back, crack and sack.
- Not as Futuristic as It Looks: Christopher Hawthorne rawks it on this critique of Apple’s proposed new corporate park in Cupertino, which is designed in a not terribly cutting-edge, car-centric suburban style. Brings to mind Lewis Baltz’s photos of Irvine’s office parks from the 1960s and early ‘70s.
- How big money financiers run education “reform.” An incredible, tragic read.
- Lame: Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland cancels Palestinian children’s art show after being pressured by Jewish and other community groups.
- Tumblr to follow: WTF Art History.
- Bootleg movie posters from Ghana. (Thank you, Giovanni.)
- The mysterious, unresolved etymology of “nerd.”
- Things I gotta see at the Smithsonian: A nearly 500-year-old robot from Spain. Whoa.
- The nuances of acquiring new media art. Like purchasing any Apple products, you can buy it, but you can never really own it.
- Plus: is new media art coming of age?
- Stephen Powers love letter to Brooklyn. (The comment about Powers’ choice of font made me snort-laugh.)
- Luna Park’s tour of vintage NYC graffiti.
- And now, I’ve officially seen everything: Graffiti as corporate bonding tool.
- Matthew Barney’s Anus.
- And, best of all, fat tabby cats inserted into famous paintings. YES. (Grazie, Fabrizia.)
Has to be seen to be believed. (Photos by C-M.)
Inca-style stone detailing, a tumi-shaped whatchamahoozit and a head- scratching roof thingie that appears to fuse Moche iconography with a Paracas color palette. In other words, the type of warrior architecture that would do a wannabe drug lord right.
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