Monday, August 23, 2010

Photographers on 20-Somethings, Djurberg on Race, etc. [Collected]


Alexander Calder, Cactus provisoire, 1967. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
  • The New York Times Magazine asked 13 photographs to use iPhones to take photographs to illustrate Robin Marantz Henig's article on "the life of 20-somethings." Highlights include LaToya Ruby Frazier and Curran Hatleberg, who paid a visit to MoMA P.S.1's James Turrell room. [NYT]
  • Linda Yablonsky on Nathalie Djurberg's recent show at the National History Museum in Basel: "Then again, a storeroom full of animal bones was appropriate for an artist whose territory lies somewhere between the grotesques of Goya and the darker regions of Pee-wee’s Playhouse." Says Djurberg: "... I realized that 99 percent of the people seeing it are white, and it was obvious how segregated the art world really is." [T Magazine]
  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art pays a visit to the Indianapolis Museum of Art's new sculpture garden, 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, and reports back with photos and commentary. [Unframed]
  • Mark Cameron Boyd documents a performance by Ding Ren that involves her completing documentation as performance. [Theory Now]
  • "Doomed to Fail?" Considering James Cohan's new online art fair, The Pit asks, "Is this going to be the Gilt.com of the art world? If so, I'd love to know what the return policy is going to be." [The Pit]
  • A new Alex Katz at LACMA has a very specific "literary product placement," William Poundstone points out, as he investigates the history of those rare references. [Los Angeles County Museum on Fire]
  • Alice Neel painted of Ninth Avenue and 14th Street back in 1935, well before the High Line became a park. [Art Observed]