Bits: 06.05.09

A Football Match (detail), Huang Yong Ping, 2002

• Following up his 1999 Spinoza Monument, Thomas Hirschhorn has installed The Bijlimer-Spinoza Festival in Amsterdam's Bijlimer neighborhood through June 28. It's part of Open Source Amsterdam and features lectures and readings, a daily newspaper by Alexandre and Daniel Constanzo, the "Spinoza Theater" and more. Tank.tv begins daily video broadcasts on June 8.

• The Air France flight that disappeared in the Atlantic has apparently claimed the lives of 228 people, including five artists: Silvio Barbato, artistic director of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theatre of Brazil; German architect Moritz Kock; Brazilian singer Juliana Ferreira Braga de Aquino; Riverdance performer Eithne Walls; and Turkish classical harpist Fatma Ceren Necipoglu. [Via ArtInfo.]

• For TateShots, Adrian Searle looks at Venice Biennale works, including Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset's installation, which features a faux drowned art collector face-down in a pool.

• Type designer Matthew Carter (who designed, among others, the Walker Art Center font) visits The St Bride Foundation to discuss reviving old type.

• Riceplate gives a rundown on Lille/Madrid/Sao Paolo–based street artist REMED.

Koko Taylor, 'Queen of the Blues', Dies at 80

• Yoko Ono, N.E.R.D., Moby, and others have offered up designs for H&M's Fashion Against AIDS campaign.

Seed bombs.

• "The Medicis had Michelangelo. Rich Americans (and one rich English actress) get Dick - Zimmerman, that is. Feast and avert your eyes." [Via ChuckT]

1 comment:

Nassassin said...

Those Zimmerman portraits... my god. I have a hard time criticizing the artist, though. The self-importance that drives someone to commission one of these is the sick part.