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Monday 01.03.11

« Time to Vote: Portland Art Scene 2010 Readers Poll | Main | First Thursday Picks January 2011 »

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Roberta Smith seems to think that MoMA has been revitalized. She has a point but MoMA's atrium space isn't quite as attention getting as the Tate's Turbine Hall and more importantly MoMA hasn't been setting the bar in curatorial excellence and prescience as of late.

Tomorrow at midnight is your last chance to vote on our annual reader's poll. Currently it's a shootout between Bruce Guenther and Patrick Rock for MVP. Frankly its an absurd contest, anyone in their right mind would have to hand it to Guenther for show quality but the simple fact that Patrick opens his own home to do always interesting/challenging shows that we would never see at PAM gives him the underdog's edge. For the most overshown artist it's a near dead heat between Calvin Ross Carl and OPS. Storm Tharp is also a clear favorite in every category he appears in so far.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on January 03, 2011 at 14:07 | Comments (5)


Gunther's got someone to pay the bills and build the stuff. Seem like the right mind would have to vote ROCK.

Posted by: Mack McFarland [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2011 12:04 AM

Gunther's got someone to pay the bills and build the stuff. Seem like the right mind would have to vote ROCK.

Posted by: Mack McFarland [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2011 12:05 AM

It really an absurd apples and oranges situation. Guenther shouldnt be penalized for having a staff and prominent position either. He curated at least twice the number of shows as usual and the were often ambitious. Also, as chief curator he was covering several vacant positions.

Overall it's an exercise in seeing what our readers value and an opportunity to point out jobs well done by everyone on the list. I'm certain neither Bruce nor Rock is too concerned.

apples and oranges

Posted by: Double J [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2011 11:33 AM

its apples and oranges that have been placed in same cart, not to mention we are talking about a couple of fruits. It not penalizing to point out BG is part of a huge team, where PR is just huge. :)

Posted by: Mack McFarland [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2011 03:32 PM

Patrick Rock all the fucking way. In any competition.

Who deserves MVP? Patrick Rock.

Who would win in a fight with bears? Patrick Rock. And by bears, I mean TJ Norris and David Eckard. Love you guys. :)

Posted by: Calvin Ross Carl [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2011 09:51 PM

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