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Post #215 • February 16, 2004, 6:42 AM • 4 Comments

According to the Fallon and Rosof Artblog, there was a talk at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art with Richard Artschwager, whose show just ended yesterday at the Miami MoCA, and Suzanne Delehanty, director of the Miami Art Museum and former director of the Philly ICA, who gave Artschwager his first solo museum show in 1979. Links here and here.

I continue to find Artschwager's work dreadful but some of the sculptural works at the ICA show, which were not in the MoCA show, look a little more compelling. It's also interesting to put Delehanty in some historical perspective.

I wish the people at MAM and MoCA would look at the ICA website and ask themselves if their websites are as good. (They're not. MAM's is gaining bubbles at the expense of usability, and MoCA's has always been nutty.)

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alesh

February 16, 2004, 4:40 PM

the MAM site is very old, i think probably going on close to ten years (i think it very well may have been innovative when it first went up). if they're putting their money into programming over a big website overhaul, then i find something nice about that, though i bet the move to the new building will include a 5-digit web budget.

but so help me god if it makes ANY visual allusion to the miami skyline whatsoever.

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onajide

February 16, 2004, 5:38 PM

Both sites are problematic for different reasons. I don't know how likely they would be updated as I don't feel either museum really cares about their web presence that much. Maybe I'm wrong. One thing I wish both of them, and other museums as well, would do and that is have somewhat larger images so that we can actually see something. Anything more is just wishing...

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Hovig

February 16, 2004, 8:50 PM

Franklin - Are you saying Artschwager's entire 40-year career is dreadful, in every medium, across its full range, or are you simply referring to his most recent show of 2-D images, which you attended? I don't think (m)any of his 2-D works are very inspiring either, but I find his 3-D works uniformly imaginative and generally praiseworthy.

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Franklin

February 16, 2004, 11:01 PM

I find his paintings dreadful, across the board. The sculptures I haven't seen in person, but they do look more promising from their images on the web. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

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