Monday Links: Stuff We’re Still Talking About
- We’re still talking about that Romare Bearden piece by Holland Cotter we linked to Friday. Cotter says Bearden paid dues for almost three decades, a phenomenon that never happens now. A small quibble, but is that really true? I can easily list off ten artists I know personally in their mid 50s who have yet to get their due. They may never receive it.
- Anyone else remember Pee in the pangate? Ann Liv Young, the artist at the center of that controversy is back. A performance schedule: [Paddy Johnson]
- “We don’t need critics to tell us that slides are fun.” Julia Halperin writes for ArtInfo. Wait, what? Halperin notes record museum attendance numbers for shows that have been uniformly panned. I’m not sure the natural question that leads from this observation is whether we need critics, though certainly, now that we can easily tap our friends — or anyone else — for their thoughts on the matter, we are less essential. [ArtInfo]
- Art trope # 1287: It’s creepy, therefore it’s art. NYTimes Magazine asks Alex Prager to dress up stars as villains in a NYMag style piece. Kind of fluffy. [NYTimes]
- The Nation has a great piece on Occupy Wall Street’s Arts and Culture group. [The Nation]