Massive Links! Weekend Edition
Daniel Bejar (AIM 28 artist), The Betsy Ross Trilogy, Image copyright of the artist
- The Week Daily runs an excellent piece today titled, The art market: A bubble about to Burst? Drawing no conclusive answers, the article uses headings such as How well has art been selling? Are all the prices surging? Who is buying this art? and so on. Not only does the piece give a good overview of the condition of the market, but it also features the most absurd quote I’ve read to date. “In the long term the art market is a one-way street.” says Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s world head of contemporary art, “We are in a non-cyclical market.” The Week Daily politely follows that statement up with, “We may soon find out whether this is wishful thinking.”
- In news completely unrelated to art, The Toronto Star has a disturbing six series titled Secret Capital: Information Lockdown, detailing conservative Prime Minister Steven Harper’s government routine denial or withholding of media requests well past deadlines, and the muzzling of cabinet ministers and bureaucrats. The content repeats some throughout the 6 pieces, but it’s worth the read. Part 1 Spin Control, Part 2, MP Pays the Price for Speaking out, Part 3, Information Access Hobbled, Part 4, Parliment Losing Power, Part 5, Tories Seen as Secretive, Part 6 (to come). In other Canadian news, Jonathan Bell explains why Americans can so easily identify Northern neighbours in their midst. This comes via Jen Bekman
- The Bronx Museum‘s well known Artist in the Market Place program presents its latest batch of emerging talent this Sunday 2-6 pm. Titled How Soon is Now, the exhibition promises to introduce viewers to new accomplished artists. To be sure, every year there are a few duds, but for the most part the program is very well curated.