Two weeks into a new semester and the memory of summer is fading fast. The final months of this year will be an especially busy one as I juggle several research, teaching, and writing projects with looming deadlines. Still, I am delighted with the group of students I am working with this term and the enthusiasm already being generated in the classroom. It helps of course that I am covering topics such as art and revolution and urban visual and screen culture-- the presidential race south of the border has already figured prominently in several discussions concerning visual propaganda and discourses surrounding patriotism and virtue. In the art world this week, several interesting events and conversations arose concerning art dealer ethics and the role, influence, and legacy of recent art history in contemporary art. I invite you to check out my links for these and several other worthy reads. One final note, it was interesting to see Art21 cover Vancouver for its popular US-based series. Seeing your hometown represented through the eyes of the broader art world is always fascinating, and I look forward to seeing how the final episode shapes up (the link provides several short clips). Happy Sunday all-- enjoy the links!
List of links (for quicker linking):
- Behold The Throne: There's A Golden Toilet At The Guggenheim
- Savvy Miniaturist Mints Pop Culture Portraits on Coins
- Why is AI taking off, and what is its future?
- The Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary Art
- The Art Dealers Finding Alternatives to the Gallery Model
- The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics
- Meet Etti-Cat, NYC’s Feline Subway Etiquette Advisor of the 1960s
- Someone please give Alec Baldwin a history of art lesson
- Behind the Scenes of 'No Free Walls'—Our New Doc About Brooklyn, Graffiti, and Gentrification (VIDEO)
- Why Art21 Thinks Vancouver is Canada’s Top Art City (VIDEO)