Tuesday morning greetings. Time to bundle up! The Times reported temperatures of 4 degrees. That’s not gonna instantly turn boiling water into snow, but, you know, wear layers. And if you’ve got a spare coat, donate it to the New York Cares Coat Drive. They’re reporting a severe shortage of coats this year, and in this weather, people can’t afford to go without them.
It’s really cold out, so now we can declare this global warming fear mongering “bullshit”. Ah, Fox News, where would The Daily Show be without you? [The Daily Show]
It looks like MOCA is out of the woods, having met its goal to raise its endowment to $100 million and hopes to raise it to $150. It has yet to appoint a new director. [LA Times]
VICE has suggestions for making British art more interesting. High on the list: NO NEW AESTHETIC. [Vice]
Brooklyn real estate by the numbers. What do we learn? Architect Karl Fischer designed an astounding 50 new buildings in Williamsburg since 2002, making his vision and aesthetic for buildings the most dominant in the neighborhood. Also, Bed-Stuy is on the rise. [New York Magazine]
James Elkins has published an excerpt from his book North Atlantic Art History and Worldwide and asks, “Is art instruction global?”. The argument here is that homogeneous art instruction is a bad thing. I get that, but shouldn’t some basic instruction look pretty similar? What’s wrong with that? [Google docs]
Here’s an n+1 podcast for us; the latest looks at art world inequality and social practice. [n+1]
The folks at BRLYNR, a Brooklyn-obsessed blog, are really good at innovative and informative maps. They’ve made a map about journalism coverage neighborhood by neighborhood, a map about the most dangerous bike routes, and now, an interactive map that uses color to depict when every building in Brooklyn was built.