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The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Wikipedia monkeys around; Russia grants Edward Snowden residency; and a new study says you shouldn’t put down your pencil just yet, because doodling actually stimulates the brain. — the artblog editors]  If a Monkey Taking a Selfie Surprises You, Even More Surprising Will Be the Backlash the Photo Has Caused via Slate Art Everywhere U.S. Begins This Week! Check Out This Recap and List of Locations via The Journal News Good God, Guggenheim! Part 2: Even More Embarrassing Shenanigans via Art F City Harmless or Cruel? How Three Tortoises Made Art News Headlines This Week via LA Times ... More » »


The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Pittsburgh presents itself as an art hub, French museums realize it’s time to take inventory, and Emma Watson lends a little too much goodwill to the United Nations website. — the artblog editors] Rhizome Day is De Rigueur: Dazed Digital Does Net Art Dazed Digital The Unbelievable Negligence of French Museums Artnet Art Censorship Is Alive and Living in London! Telegraph How the Pittsburgh Biennial Aims to Put the City on the Map The Art Newspaper Good God, Guggenheim! When Will You Work With Women? Art F City Colorado Catches Up: Judge Declares ... More » »

Siri Berg's "Endless Blue." Photo: Gallery 705.

News post – Mary Smull SPINS at the Baltimore Museum, Volta ’14 powers up, Ellie Brown’s diary onstage, opportunities and more!

News The mind of a child of the eighties, as read by a grown man in 2014: Ellie Brown has a comedy Dear Diary, Bye coming to the Skinner Studio on the 3rd floor of Plays and Players Theater, from April 4-13.  Originally workshopped for the SoLow Festival in 2013, Dear Diary, Bye is based on the diary of nine-year old Ellie Brown, but – and it’s a hilarious but – performed by an adult male actor. This is Ellie’s first play, so it’s got an extra new feel despite its 1984 vintage. Student tickets are $15 and adult tickets are $20. Show times are: Preview 4/4 8pm, Opening ... More » »

Surface Studies

Ad Reinhardt in his studio, New York, July 1966.Photograph by John Loengard/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images I attended the opening of an unusual exhibition at the Guggenheim last week: Imageless; the scientific study and experimental treatment of an Ad Reinhardt Black Painting (disclaimer: I wrote an essay for the catalog, but more on that later). It should interest anyone who is fascinated by Ad Reinhardt’s late, reductive works with their velvety qualities as well as painters, collectors and others with a serious interest in surface effects of paint. AXA insured Reinhardt’s Black Painting, 1960-66 which was damaged during travel; they ... More » »

Cars and cigarettes, nurses and nonsense–Prince’s dry toast at the Guggenheim

Richard Prince’s car crazy car in the lobby of the Guggenheim Museum. “What’s the last thing you’ve seen in New York that really excited you?” Steve asked me after we saw Richard Prince’s Guggenheim show and felt like we’d had the life sucked out of us. I thought long and hard on that and came up with a list of public art and museum shows. Tim Hawkinson at the Whitney, The Gates, Janet Cardiff’s walk in Central Park. Even Doug Aitken’s MoMA videos last February. Could I think of a Chelsea show that marked my memory for the ages? Zoe ... More » »

Family and Family Pictures at the Guggenheim

Alex’s toys and marketing merch Alex is 29 tomorrow, so we went to New York mainly to take him out to dinner. Since my main mission in New York had to do with family, not art, it seemed appropriate to go to Family Pictures, an exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum that’s still up for a couple more weeks. The exhibit of 40 pieces, including mostly photos and video drawn from the museum’s collection, included some work I knew, some I didn’t, but seeing it together brought up the same old issues of portraiture, manipulation, prurience and how are art photos ... More » »