This week at The L Magazine, I go to bat for Claire Bishop’s much-maligned Artforum essay,”Digital Divide”. Did she forget about the existence of every net artist? Did she not notice she’d written a sentence specifically excluding the art she was looking for? No. You just can’t read good.
The Kitchen has had a good couple of months program-wise. We raved about Virginia Overton’s site specific sculptures. We should have raved about their group show Creative Destruction, because it was one of the best shows of the year so far. Everyone raved over Matt Wolf’s screening of I Remember, A Film About Joe Brainard. We like what we’ve seen.
Accordingly, we tracked down The Kitchen’s Executive Director Tim Griffin and asked him a few questions.
China rejects science fiction, but video from Japan suggests evidence of zombie squids. People are even more into storm trooper outfits than previously suspected. None of us can afford Powhida (trust him), but if we don’t touch anything, we can check him out though the window of the Marlborough Gallery. A bold few dare to suggest that academic writing is superfluously convoluted.
Hol Art Books – Blog – Bootleg Book: The unauthorized Artforum summer issue – I like this. It’s a bootleg Art Forum in the form of a book. No ads. Also, it’s not for sale. Email Hol Art Books and see if you can get them to send you a copy.