Iranian art is everywhere in the news these days, check out this review Barbad Golshiri's latest show in NYC
. Sounds like an interesting show and an interesting role for art in an era with no formal diplomatic ties...
Portland Architecture goes looking at facades for its design symposium
Leo Berk is this year's Betty Bowen Fellow
In the top art non-news of the week, Eli Broad doesn't plan to keep giving 3 million a year to MOCA
... which will take him off the top of the list as MOCA's top patron. There is no shock to this as that 3M per year life support was a 5 year arrangement now closing in on its 5th year. It also removes him from his perennial role as puppetmaster in the press... gee why would he not want to continue that??? Broad has his faults but being stupid is not one of them... he saved MOCA and in doing so shouldered responsibility for all of its failings while highlighting his own (not fun and kinda like the USA invading Afghanistan). This marks a new era when perhaps LA can support its best institutions without asking Broad to do more than his fair share? It was a thankless job, but necessary and hopefully everyone has learned from the mistakes.
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