The creation of artificial societies, may keep us from killing each other someday. Jonathan Rauch tells Katie Bacon all about it in this Atlantic Monthly interview.
Who doesn’t know a woman artist in her late thirties whose maternal urge has kicked in and who’s scrambling to mate and/or reproduce? Well, finally someone has made art about it.
“In a campaign reminiscent of those waged by such art activists as the Guerrilla Girls, students at the Massachusetts College of Art are protesting cuts in the budget of the country’s only freestanding public college of art and design,” reports Christine Temin in the Boston Globe. More on the story and a look at the MassArts postcard campaign.
Our favorite man-around-the-galleries, David Bonetti, leaves the San Francisco Chronicle this week. We’ll keep you posted on his writings as they appear in other publications.
and an engaging, if semi-articulate, manner. The LA-based artist, known for her abstractions based on urban stains, spoke at CCAC last night. She showed kick-ass paintings from her current exhibition at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery and works in progress including a 25,000 square foot drawing of stains on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Most entertaining was her performance of the works’ titles, “found” sounds like fsstCK. Most mysterious was her explanation of her working process. Most shocking was her revelation that her grandmother’s unfound body dissolved into a stain on her sheets. By the close of the talk, Calame made a convincing case for her obsession with irregular blotches.
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meet SFMOMA’s new director.
The Panorama Project, “136 artists, one continuous piece”. Hurry, the show closes this Friday, March 15th.
the man who had presented himself as art star Maurizio Cattelan last night admitted halfway through the slide lecture that he was, in fact, an imposter, sent by Cattelan himself (the imposter was actually Massimiliano Gioni, U.S. editor for Flash Art). The prank worked because it fit so perfectly in Cattelan’s oervre. The talk was part of CCAC’s excellent and underpublicized graduate lecture series.
Rebecca Caldwell’s unholy roller.