Bits: 09.15.09

Camera on city, Castle Williams, Governors Island, NY (2003) by Lisa Kereszi, from the Governors Island series [via > via]

• As Glenn Beck accuses the National Endowment for the Arts of being a propaganda outfit (and questions whether artists have "principles"), LA Times art writer Christopher Knight points out that the logo for the Glenn Beck-affiliated 9/12 march on Washington over the weekend "derives from century-old communist, socialist and other left-wing designs." Of course, it's not the first time Beck's opined about art.

RIP Jim Carroll.

Pranksters rickroll MIT: First eight notes of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" glued to the side of the school's Great Dome.

• Friday is PARK(ing) Day. Here's ground zero for the Minneapolis-St. Paul version.

Bill Viola bags on a conference with the Pope about restoring links between art and faith out of disagreement with the church's teachings. Via @TylerGreenDC.

Unurth unearths a lovely mural by art duo Interesni Kazki in the forest near Vorokhta, Ukraine.

• Trailer: Untitled, a spoof on the contemporary art world.

• The National Summit on Arts Journalism is Oct. 2 at UCLA USC. I wonder if Glenn Beck's going...

Visualizing Beethoven's Fifth.

• Test your knowledge: is it a cheese or a font?


Anonymous said...

NAJP 'summit' is at USC, not UCLA.

Paul Schmelzer said...

Thanks, Anonymous. Changed.