John Waters' 2015 commencement speech for RISD. Art is a hitch hiking trip and it does just take one person to get on board. The final irony... becoming an insider. Hilarious and true! It happens...
Becoming the first artist in space? Novel stunt... but is it enough? It also says a lot that outer space doesn't seem that terribly challenging in itself.
Glasstire on arts criticism not being dead. Good to hear. I have been working an essay (for a long time) that addresses this and much more but a few things are just wrong. For example, positive reviews like this recent one and this on Storm Tharp do go viral. Interviews like this one with Luc Tuymans and this also go viral. If you do something truly intelligent and far more perceptive than we are accustomed to, people do pay attention to criticism. I'll be publishing the criticism essay this month as part of PORT's 10 year roundhouse, along with several other things people have been waiting for (yes THAT post). It will be worth it.
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