Post #388 • October 15, 2004, 8:37 AM • 21 Comments
Fabiola Santiago for the Miami Herald: A hard light on torture.
Brooke Prescott for the Miami Herald: Miami artist agrees to fix spelling errors in mural. "Shakespeare lacked an 'A.' Einstein was missing an 'N.' Van Gogh had a 'U.' ... 'I can't stand this anymore. I just want it to stop,' [the artist] said Thursday night. 'I have never in my life thought that this kind of idiocy would have occurred.'" Apparently she was not referring to her own. Props to Jide for catching this story first.
Carlos Suarez de Jesus for Street Weekly: Complementary angle: Miami Art Central's latest exhibit ingeniously links the mathematically-inspired works of mid-century sculptors Ruth Vollmer and Gego.
Alfredo Triff for the Miami New Times: Cubans New and Old: Two Gables shows bring together nearly 40 artists and a multitude of visions.
Edmund Newton for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Still Missing: The real Princess Di is just a faint presence at the Museum of Art show. UPDATE: Holy cow - just like Oldpro feared, they're playing a looped tape of Candle in the Wind!
Michael Mills for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Artbeat.
For some reason, Miami artist Hernan Bas has been getting a lot of play on the blogosphere lately. Libby and Roberta don't get what the big deal is, and Cinque sees him as an example of someone for whom not going to New York was a good career move.
Last Paragraph Hall of Fame nominee Roger Kimball (thank you, Todd Gibson): "There is a lot to be said for the old adage de mortuis nil nisi bonum [of the dead, nothing if not good]. Jacques Derrida is dead. Let us not speak ill of him. But his ideas are still very much alive. They deserve unstinting criticism from anyone who cares about the moral fabric of intellectual life."
Last Paragraph Hall of Fame nominee Terry Teachout: "My criticism comes with a warranty: I can't promise that you'll like what I like, but I do promise that I like what I like - and not because I think I ought to, either."
See you there: you tell me. The papers are in the car and I'm not going out in this rain to get them.
Horoscope for Leo: "Intense romance, sensual encounters, psychic bonds with lovers and children, sexually inspired artwork, and numerous communications and short trips are indicated close to October 15..." Guess it's time to get back in the studio...