Did we all just agree to disagree about the upcoming Joannou collection show at New Museum and give the matter a rest? The show for the trustee member of the museum had been widely criticized and defended, culminating in a (now deleted) Facebook flame war between Jerry Saltz, Walter Robinson and Tyler Green mid-November. Since then, I haven’t heard much continued discussion about the show, save for posts by James Wagner, who was the first to bring this issue to light back in September.
I visited The New Museum’s website today for images and a statement about the show, as it’s scheduled to launch in February, but there’s nothing listed on the site yet. Hope springs eternal that they’re currently working on an alternative, less conflict-of-interest-y show, but chances are they just haven’t updated the website yet.