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Friday roundup, Monday edition
Post #1176 • May 12, 2008, 8:29 AM • 24 Comments
"In place of public edification, I believe criticism is better seen as a (potential) public pleasure. It sounds obvious, but a piece of criticism, in the first instance, has to be worth reading." Sebastian Smee. (AJ) Ya'think?
"When he's embraced by art critics, I'll find something else to do." Larry Reid pwns Regina Hackett.
Lance Esplund on Action/Abstraction. (NESW)
Trailer for Line of Beauty and Grace, a documentary about Jock Sturges.
Carol Kino profiles Lynda Barry on the occasion of the imminent release of What It Is. For the record, in several years I will probably also end up somewhere no one has heard of, growing my own food.
Department of the Cultural Juggernaut That Is Terry Teachout: Right Turn at Albuquerque. Not art related, but too impressive not to note.
Remembering Nana on Mother's Day by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki. I picked up the mightily impressive Skim this weekend.
Probably this will thrill no one except those of us in the art/geek subset, but holy fucking hell. Possibly related, the Piet Programming Language is making the rounds again.
"Is taking a photo or video of an event for later viewing worth it, even if it means more or less missing the event in realtime?" An economist replies.
Kaibo Zonshinzu anatomy scrolls. (Drawn!)
Department of Skills: Crump battle.