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Post #157 • November 20, 2003, 10:15 PM

Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes is doing a hilarious rundown of Art Basel Miami Beach.

The Bass Museum will feature a show of contemporary Spanish art from the Coca-Cola Foundation in Madrid. Thanks to the web, there's no need to wait for ABMB to enjoy the Bass' contribution to fatuous art writing. Witness this from their description of the show: "The concept of dispersions offers a critical insight into the constantly shifting situation of current art practice and suggests an expansive movement of integration with the international context." You see, dear reader, this is why there is so much alcohol consumed at art world parties: people have to pretend that they either understand that garbage or they have to get drunk so that they can't possibly be expected to talk about the integration of expansive movements and context. Fortunately, most expanding movements and subsequent integration will take place somewhere else.

Green also notes correctly that MoCA has "the most annoying website in the art world (it sounds like it's backing up)." The message I've always gotten from the sound is "YOUR COMPUTER IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE."

There's also a part one.

The DD doesn't just do a party for the saline/silicone-set, they host a bunch of actual visual art stuff too. Among numerous curated shows is an exhib at The Moore Building (4040 NE 2nd Avenue, 2nd floor) curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. I hear that The Moore Space chose Obrist because kickboxing promoter Dan Cameron was too busy sitting on panels at Scope, Okwui Enwezor was busy attending conferences on Marxism, and every other international curator-star was busy creating his/her own biennial in a second-world country with nice hotels.

Ha!

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