We've got a fantastic major art historical essay for you soon but to tide you over here are some links:
In Basel, artists like Huang Yong Ping are responding to a world of conflict
... by recreating Bin Laden's final compound. This is one of Ping's best efforts.
I really like how Painting in Place is literally repositioning painting
. Obviously this is nothing new (is it ever in painting?) but it seems to be a bit of pushback against the market and the sometimes nagging feeling that the art world has disengaged itself from the rest of the world. We should do this in Portland, bank presidents check your walls... I'll be calling.
Michigan's Attorney General opines that Detroit's public art collection held in trust by the museum can't be sold to settle the city's debts
. This isn't over yet but this condition of being held as in "charitable trust" for the public is a key argument.
I like how the British can give some guff to their visual art world without being threatened... here's a cartoon featuring Jeremy Deller and most of the figures from British history
. PORT is actively seeking a cartoonist BTW email me at Jeff (at) Portlandart.net.
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