Bits: 03.19.10

Photo from the new monograph Bird Watching by Minneapolis-based artist Paula McCartney, who photographs synthetic craft-store birds in natural settings

• The Architect's Newspaper reports that Eli Broad has arrived upon a location for his new contemporary art museum in LA, "on the site of two parking lots just south of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and across the street from the LA Museum of Contemporary Art and The Colburn School."

What kind of font is your dog?

• Downtown Journal (Minneapolis) looks at Allen Brewer's (excellent) show at Chambers, which is made up mostly of intricate carbon-paper transfers on found materials from yellowed paper to foundry blocks to a gradeschool desk.

Guernica's not going anywhere. Board decides Picasso's painting won't move to the Salon de Reinos del Museo del Ejercito. “The extraction of the Guernica from the [Centro de Arte de Sofica Reina] Pavilions’ context, and from the collection not only means treason to its historical specification, but also the dismemberment of the union of exceptional significance within the history of contemporary universal culture,” said the Board in a declaration.

• The first edition of Triple Canopy's podcast on "the politics of urban sound," Bangkok is Ringing.

• Minneapolis event: The Weisman Art Museum's WAM Chatter -- a series of art-themed pecha kucha presentations -- continues Mar. 25 with a discussion on the commons, with art professors Jan Estep and Jennifer Marshall and English prof Paula Rabinowitz.

• Artist William Powhida holds a tangle of contradictions in both hands in his Art:21 piece on ethics, morality and the New Museum -- the topic of his recent work, How the New Museum Committed Suicide with Banality.

• On the to-listen-to list: Art on Air's latest upload, audio of an Oct. 2009 summit featuring curator Nato Thompson, Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, and the Yes Men.

• Your moment of bedazzled cranium.


c-mon said...

what? no vajazzling? i mean, really...

Paul Schmelzer said...

I know what vajazzling is, but I don't want to venture a guess what cranial vajazzling is.