- Eyebeam residency applications are due today! [Eyebeam]
- Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman. So. Good. [The Hairpin]
- Theaster Gates in Basel talking to rich people about the work he’s doing in poor Chicago neighborhoods. [NYTimes Style]
- Pedro Velez talking to underpriviledged Chicago kids who can’t afford to go to the museum that houses the work Gates is making that’s supposed to be for them. [New City]
- What’s it like being Work of Art’s “Next Great Artist”? Pretty much the same as usual. Hyperallergic’s Alicia Eler catches up with WOA Season Two winner Kimya Nawabi, who’s still waiting tables, and has yet to get gallery representation. She’ll be showing at Wave Hill this fall, though. [Hyperallergic]
- Hyperallergic and The New Yorker reflect on David Byrne’s commencement speech for Columbia MFA students, which focused on the lack of financial prospects for students. Both blogs are upset he didn’t deliver a more uplifting message for students. Time and a place, blah blah blah, but students might as well get their first reality check at the door. It’s not like Byrne’s up there telling tales, which is what he would have been doing had he painted a bright future. [New Yorker]
- Holland Cotter pays a visit to El Museo del Barrio’s Bienal 2013. He wonders whether a Barnett Newman reference still reads as a Barnett Newman reference, since the show, and the museum itself, speaks so immediately to community. [New York Times]
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