Friday Roundup, Saturday Edition
Post #1089 • November 17, 2007, 11:23 AM • 155 Comments
"Some years back, a group of artists were hounded out of Beijing by authorities. Some went to Songzhuang village, a farming town an hour away. Now, that village is a boomtown - based on the market for contemporary Chinese art. Communist officials drink beer with bohemians. Will the rising tide raise all the artists' boats - or capsize them?" Studio 360 reports on that and more about the Chinese art world.
It gets said, but not often enough: Terry Teachout is awesome, a veritable perfect storm of talent, erudition, and graciousness. Note that he also just wrote an introduction to the latest William Bailey catalogue and is at work on an opera. An opera! In comparison I am squandering my life on fripperies! Ahem. Thank you.
"In a time when success is often measured in terms of material goods and incomprehensibility sometimes seems an end in itself, the simple life and the clear, straightforward statements of artist Charlie Ward seem out of place. For here is work that touches at the very heart of life, dealing with the simple things, the ordinary, the everyday, bringing to them an understanding rare in a day when neuroses are the norm and shock value is more important than good painting." Unknown writer in
2007 1958. Ward's work is on display at the Fisher Federal Building and US Courthouse in Trenton. (Necee)
"Seattle is a strangely disenfranchised place to be an artist in."
Department of Skills: Ballwechsel!