Read this fascinating review of the Pierre Huyghe retrospective at LACMA
. It makes sense that cacophony would improve rather than detract from the experience. Some artists thrive on cognitive dissonance and Huyghe who showed at PAM in 2006
is definitely one of them.
If you are curious about the cacophony of Art Basel Miami Beach this ridiculous article
and these images
are good surveys. This year with rioting in the streets and an art market that seems less calibrated to reality than profits it seems intellectually irresponsible to expect Miami to be a true bellwether or leading indicator these days. Seems like everyone is expecting more from the art world in 2015 already. Stunt performances jumped the shark a while back, can we be less vapid now?
Portland architect James Harrison gets a little love from Architizer for his Land Yacht project
. It has a Olafur Eliasson meets conestoga wagon aspect to it.
Philippe de Montebello former Director of the Met
answers questions... including if Museums are really the best place to view art?
Eligin Marbles to be lent to Russia
? Wow... perhaps the most disputed artifacts on earth to be sent to a country that the rest of the world is trying to isolate and pressure into better behavior. The Greeks (or anyone paying attention to this tricky issue) cannot be happy with this. Many major museums seem to be tone deaf these days,. it isn't confidence building and loaning these disputed artifacts is akin to giving Bill Cosby an award while amidst very serious allegations. The Greeks understandably consider these pieces of the Parthenon to be a kind of cultural rape. More here
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