The Oikos Project's Jellyfish Theatre, London (during construction)
• "London’s first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials," Jellyfish Theatre is "a unique mix of public-made art, architecture and performance that explores how a new sustainable society can flourish in a world altered by climate change." It debuted the new work Oikos on Thursday.
• NEA chair Rocco Landesman, in Minneapolis this past week, on how the arts can help us come out of recession.
• Seattle exhibition: Fort Branch: Zack Bent at Vermillion, closes Sept. 4. Via ABB. (Read my interview with Bent: part 1, part 2.)
• Film: Aric Mayer's Aesthetics of Catastrophe, the Short Film, about Hurricane Katrina. Via No Caption Needed. And The Big Picture remembers Katrina, five years later.
• Video: MN Original on Brock Davis (whose art I featured back here and here).
• Anna Wintour is a rag-doll.
• Alec Soth on art and the internet: "I still like physical stuff. The pleasure of being a photographer is having an excuse to wander out into the world. I’ve come to think of the process as being like web-surfing in the real world."
• Prank du jour: Tardis on an MIT roof.
• Video: Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal embedded with the mujahideen in Afghanistan.
• Jeff Koons transforms a CT Scanner room at a children's hospital.
• Koons' next project? John McCain and the devil.
• Your moment of meat-based desserts.
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