Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Art 21 Comes Online and Other Links [Collected]

Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Place (Season 1, Episode 1), 2002.

To the ridiculously well-stocked UbuWeb (which continues to add wonder new content), we can now add Art21 to the all-too-short list of sites offering video about contemporary art online.  The host of all sixteen episoes of Art21 is the biggest surprise, though: Hulu, better known for peddling episodes of Family Guy and The Daily Show.  The first episode (above) features Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee & Margaret Kigallen, and Pepón Osorio. [via @TylerGreenDC of Modern Art Notes]

A compendium of other links and events:
  • Unbuilt Roads, a show based on the book of the same name by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa that catalogues 107 unrealized art works is coming to e-flux.  Opens April 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
  • Peter Schjeldahl spends a charming ten minutes over on The New Yorker discussing the Norton Simon Museum works on loan to the Frick.
  • John Waters lectured on Cy Twombly at the Smithsonian American Art Museum over the weekend.  He owns eighty-one books about the artist.  According to Waters, "Twombly makes such confident work it makes people mad."  To detractors, he says, "This kind of contemporary art hates you too, and you deserve it."  Eye Level, the official blog of the museum, has the full story.
  • 100 Abandoned Houses.  [via c-monster via Coudal Partners]

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