10.15.2010

Bits: 10.15.10

A wall to be repainted by artists during the Moniker Int'l Art Fair in London, now through Sunday.

• Brooklyn artist Julia Torres was arrested, handcuffed, and kept in a holding cell for 23 hours this summer for graffiti. Her crime: Doing outdoor watercolor paintings -- on paper taped to the wall.

• Brazilian street-art duo Os Gemeos makes an awfully nice zine for the Fame festival.

• New York exhibition: The Last Newspaper, "inspired by the ways artists approach the news and respond to the stories and images that command the headlines," on view through Jan. 9 at the New Museum.

• Minneapolis exhibition: Endless Winter, featuring new paintings and prints by Drew Peterson, opens Friday night at Fox Tax Gallery.

• Interview: Photographer Brian Ulrich in BOMB.

• Dummy copy that ain't: Designers, instead of Lorem ipsum, why not use text from Moby Dick, War of the Worlds or other classics?

• The Walker Art Center is now free for those under age 18.

And today in inflatable Russian artillery....

2 comments:

sharyn morrow said...

Reading that article about Ms. Torres was maddening! Unfortunately I've had artist friends who have had bizarrely similar experiences right here in Minneapolis. Very discouraging.

MarkGisleson said...

I thought the whole point of lorem ipsum was to not distract the eye with recognizable text.

Look at a page of lorem ipsum and nothing distracts you from how the text flows over the page. When I tried the Moby Dick sample, I started reading immediately each time I looked at the text.