Post #999 • May 4, 2007, 7:59 AM • 15 Comments
One of the most deadening trends in recent years has been the Great Chinese Art Swindle. For years now we've been hearing about the vibrancy of the art coming out of Beijing and Shanghai - and it's all baloney. Earlier in the piece, Richard Dorment nails it by calling the American selection of Felix Gonzalez-Torres for the Venice Biennale a
failure of nerve. (AJ)
I missed the Hopper press event at the MFA. Joel Brown did not.
I'm not linking to boston.com anymore. Hell, I'm not going to look at boston.com anymore. A man can take only so many in-browser Flash-generated pop-up ads. I will however link to Flashblock. And I will make an exception for Geoff Edgers, who reports that the MFA will soon unveil a newly loaned Tyeb Mehta, whom I rather like.
The more fully in the round Mr. Stella works, the weaker his art.
Greg Cook has been a veritable walking credit to the art writing profession lately.
Anhedonic art comes under discussion chez David Thompson.
Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day.
You shouldn't have to be a color expert to make the sky a deeper blue or add a bit of yellow to a sunset, said Geoffrey Woolfe, a principal scientist in the Xerox Innovation Group, who is based in Webster, N.Y., near Rochester.
So we're providing that middle layer that turns plain speech into mathematical code.
Department of Skills: Francis and Lottie Brunn.
People with no nerves, I find out they have no talent.
Late add: Wayne Yang interviews Jesse Mann. Super duper late add: Studiosavant sets Dr. Steven Pinker straight on modernism.