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Friday 05.09.08

« PCC's ArtBeat | Main | Cloepfil jams out at Jimmy Mak's tonight »

Something to chew on for the weekend

Portland Architecture has a great post on PSU's Social Practice classroom on Alberta. An innovative project, the structure will be designed to be moved from site to site, interracting with the various neighborhoods that Portland is famous for.

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Nan Curtis at Linfield (detail)

It's that last weekend for The Dancer at PAM (an excellent scholarly effort) and Saturday is the last day for Nan Curtis' show at Linfield College, always worth the drive and extra fun if you work in some wine tasting in the area.

Roberta Smith chimes in on the 55th Carnegie International... her complaint is its lack of teeth. Tyler Green seems to have seen a different show, partly because the Vija Celmins did something for him. (Celmins usually delivers but what about the newer names?) The elephant in the room is this question, "are all these international shows the same uninspired show created through a preapproved list of familiar names and or ideas? Has brand, inclusivity of various practices and global ubiquity trumped the shock of the new?" Look, it's a change election year and similarly I suspect many people simply want a different art world... the Carnegie is proabbly allright but when they went to Mars it looks like they brought the same old artists. All of the biennials are suffering from a fatigue of the overly familiar (brought on by a smaller world and a lot of shows). Artblog also has some nice coverage.

Oh and in case you missed it Jerry Saltz wrote about a restaging of a seminal Dan Flavin show... back when real ground was being broken.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on May 09, 2008 at 17:04 | Comments (0)


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