Hyperallergic thinks that US museums don't want comics
. I don't think that is completely accurate, especially on the West Coast where most major museums have staged major shows involving comics (for example, PAM's big R Crumb show
)... but it is true, they might not really know what to do with them when outside of featured exhibitions. Are they prints, books, design driven craft/pop art? YES!
The heirs of Peggy Guggenheim sue the Guggenheim Foundation
. This is very complicated but I tend to agree with the heirs... basically turning Peggy Guggenheim's burial space in Venice into a rotating exhibition space for collectors who donate enough just doesn't work.
Toyo Ito wins the Thomas Jefferson Prize for Architecture
What happens when a civic sponsor witholds funding to shape the programming of a festival, the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival responds
. There is a line that patronage should not cross, especially if it is a civic organization.
Vanessa Renwick is this year's Bonnie Bronson Fellow
... congrats. The award is the only one in the region that frequently focuses on mid career women and there is generally a community component that drives the selection process as well.
PORTstar Amy Bernstein was on KBOO radio last week
discussing her solo show.
Last but not least check out David Pagel's review of Walead Beshty's work
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