- Critic Michael Kimmelman discusses MoMA’s plans to demolish the former Folk Art Museum, and their stepping back from said plans. He also aptly their describes the transformation of MoMA over the last decade. “Not so long ago, [MoMA] was the art museum New Yorkers loved and identified with; it seemed familial, its scale personal. It had a special place in the city’s heart. The Met was the big pompous, bureaucratic machine. Now the tables have turned, and even while it has grown, the Met has come to seem the nimble, venturesome one, more intimately loved.” [NYTimes]
- Elizabeth Spiers on the loaded question: What do you do? Only one stone left unturned in this essay: Is there proper etiquette for asking the question amongst a crowd where the question might seem garish? Sometimes you want to know, and “What are your interests?” feels a little forced. [The Medium]
- Museums are starting to open their permanent collections up to photography. Nice coinage by Jorge Colberg in this piece about how constantly taking photos of ourselves is an act of “compulsive looking”. [Artnews]
- I could care less about who owns the rights of use to what image, but for those following the Supreme lawsuit, it seems they only filed for a federal trademark March 6th. This is significant, because they filed a suit against Leah McSweeney in the amount of 10 million dollars for copyright infringement without the trademark, just one month later. [Animal NY]
- A revised version of Space Oddity recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. It’s ridiculously good. [youtube]
- A great interactive “Then and now” piece about hip-hop in brooklyn. [NYTimes via: c-monstah]
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