Weekly Twitter Round Up

In a week when sporting news and the NHL and NBA finals have taken center stage in North America (Dallas just won their final against Miami!), I find it compelling how many of the arts-minded people I follow on Twitter have been tweeting about their excitement and interest in the games. People are often surprised when they hear that I love hockey and soccer, but I quickly explain that I have a similar appreciation and respect for the hard work, mental effort and passion that goes into the making of a great athlete as I do for those who choose art making as their career. There are many parallels to be found in this regard and I am always heartened by how many respected art historians and academics I meet enjoy the world of sports (even if mostly in secret, lol). Now if only we could figure out how to fund our artists as well as our athletes….sigh. 

Here are some of my favourites from the past week:

The Venice Biennale: Art as a Political Game

Looks like "Inside Job," Oscar-Winning Documentary on 2008 financial meltdown, is back online

The Secret History of #Art: Found a Lost Renoir? One of My Readers Thinks So

Brilliant: If Facebook And Twitter Were Real Life

James Franco to release EP with avant-garde musician

I think James Franco has finally killed post modernism

New book on history of boredom

and just one more for the locals…

History stands tall. History Will Be Made #bringithome