—Maeve visited the Matthew Barney exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum this summer and writes about the exhaustive, behind-the-scenes show and its beautiful catalog. The exhibit now travels to Paris where it opens Oct. 8 at the Biblioteque National. –the artblog editors—————————-> Matthew Barney’s recent show at the Morgan Library & Museum, Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney, was a triumph in preparatory drawings and conceptual ‘storyboards.’ Those mystified by Barney’s gleefully-heady films and performances were given the opportunity to access an assortment of clues elucidating the artist’s countless and convoluted references. While the show at the Morgan ended ... More » »
Free workshops at black comix convention The 10th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention is back! Philadelphia will again host the convention on May 21 at The Crown Plaza Hotel on 1800 Market Street from 10 am – 7 pm.
Art critic Jerry Saltz and art dealer Jeffrey Deitch came to the Wharton School Wednesday to talk about the art biz. The talk was a collaboration between the Institute of Contemporary Art and Wharton. ICA Director Claudia Gould did the intros to a spillover crowd in Wharton’s Huntsman Hall. An unusual number of the attendees were dressed in suits! I also spotted a couple of big-time collectors, gallery people, artists and art students in the mix. Gould said Saltz, the critic for New York Magazine, took a no-nonesense approach to discussing art. Deitch, she said, was a Harvard MBA, who ... More » »
My introduction to Matthew Barney’s art came in Jerry Saltz’s Art in America cover story (Oct. 1996). Saltz’s critical gush about Barney’s sexually weird universe (goat-eared fairies, Goodyear blimp phalluses, new types of genitalia!!) was enough to get your curiosity up – if not your dander. (As for Saltz, he’s still gushing! ) What’s the big deal about dressing up in a white suit, donning white pancake makeup, goat ears and cloven lip and dancing around with other guys and women dressed (or undressed). Oh, well maybe it was a big deal. But I’ve seen one of the Cremaster’s (Cremaster ... More » »