The effort to find a good home for the Lovejoy Columns continues
. We've covered this before
and it is important to preserve these famous artworks that art part of the Pearl District's once quite gritty past. We can build new things but the grit also gives us a sense of how time has passed and we cant simply just manufacture such history. It is also important as it shows how the Pearl district started out as a an artist's stomping grounds.
Portlandia takes on "shock art"
... yes it really has come to that point and hopefully we can avoid more doll part art.
Cornelia Parker is one of my favorite contemporary artists and this article on her process
is definitely worth reading. What I like about her is the way her brand of inquisitive causality parallels scientific inquiry, without aping it.
Is the current art market bubble driven by money laundering and tax evasion schemes
? The advice to look to museums isn't the safest bet either... but the museums have to have programmatic integrity and with the diminishing of the crucial curatorial role there is a house of cards situation at play here. The solution... collect for personal enlightenment, museums should have programmatic integrity. All of which is easier said than done.
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