Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Links, Glorious Links
There's a lot going on today. So much, in fact, that it's time for another links post already.
- NEWSgrist spread the word yesterday about how Wichita State University has caved to pressure and is planning to compromise an exhibition of Emily Jacir's work. I'm working on a piece about the issue today. A source with knowledge of the situation tells me that all parties hope to have more positive news to announce by tomorrow. Stop back later for a recap of the situation and an update.
- Greg likes the new Artforum Diary. No, wait, he doesn't like it. Or does he? It's complicated.
- MAN is out with his top ten for the year.
- Modern Kicks has an interesting post today on art history graduate education. I like the idea of requiring a class in conservation science.
- Studio Notebook made me aware of the latest gimmick that cell phone manufactures are using to differentiate their products from the competition: limited edition wallpapers by known artists.
- Zeke has been advocating to keep one of his street artists out of the pokey. He gives a recap of all the on- and off-line activities that have been going on in recent weeks. Be sure to check out the links to images of Roadsworth's work.
- Grammar Police has a good piece today about information art.
- Felix posted an interesting piece over the weekend about shadowing some art novices through the new MoMA recently.
- Max Anderson, former director of the Whitney, has published an essay outlining a new set of success metrics for art museums (link is to a .pdf file); measuring business performance meets presentation of the visual arts--two topics of interest to me that don't typically intersect.
- Finally, Roberta Smith in today's NY Times on the Barnes Foundation's move.