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Bring Back the Nerdocracy

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on January 8, 2015
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The tide has changed for blog nerds. Tech is cool, but text is not.

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Thursday Links: Incremental Progress

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on March 28, 2013

  • Do not mess with art critics; you might get sued. At least that’s what happened when Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth pasted art critic Camilla Stockmann’s face into a pornographic collage where she’s the center of a gangbang. Those real mature antics didn’t get Hornsleth anywhere except court. Now, judges have found Hornsleth guilty of copyright infringement for using Stockmann’s image without permission. [The Art Newspaper]
  • We are now living through the second golden age of American philanthropy. Is this a good thing? A democratic society is committed, at least in principle, to the equality of citizens. But foundations are, virtually by definition, the voice of plutocracy. A thorough look at the pros and cons of these organizations. #longreads. [Boston Review]
  • Kriston Capps calls Pritzker Architecture Prize after a petition launched demanding that Denise Scott Brown be retroactively recognized; the contributions she made, led to her husband to win the prize in 1991. Apparently, Mr. Pritzker has “taken it under advisement.” [Architect Magazine]
  • Gallerist writes an enormous profile on Julian Schnabel, but can’t get his ex-wife, artist David Salle, Pace Gallery’s Arnold Glimcher, Dealer Mary Boone, and a number of other friends from the 80’s to talk. A significant amount of the story is dedicated to fleshing out Schnabel’s enormous ego. [Gallerist]
  • Anthony Huberman has been appointed Director of the CCA Wattis Institute. He fills the position recently left vacant by Jens Hoffmann, who took on a Deputy Director position at the Jewish Museum in November 2012. [e-flux]
  • Have you ever wondered who keeps on refilling Felix-Gonzalez Torres’s candy sculptures? Time Out Chicago critic Lauren Weinberg fills in the gaps. [Time Out Chicago]
  • The Marina Abramovic Doc won a Peabody Award, reports Michael Miller, the oldest award in broadcasting. She joins the ranks of Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Lorne Michaels, and Louie CK. [Gallerist]
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The Corcoran Gallery of Art Gets a Real Estate Agent, But That’s Complicated

by Corinna Kirsch on October 4, 2012
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Who’s on Team Corcoran? For now, it’s just a team of one, themselves. It seems like everyone living in Washington D.C. wants to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art from being sold, except, of course, the Corcoran. The past month has seen some added drama to the situation: the museum hired an international real estate agent, and in response, an area non-profit has filed paperwork on the museum’s behalf that would prevent any future construction inside the museum. That’s a whole lot of architecture-preservation-legal-stuff to digest, but the biggest thing to know is that right now, the city has been bustling with activity by civilian groups opposed to the museum’s potential move.

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Massive Links! Ai Wei Wei Protest, Piss Christ Destroyed, Critics Blathering About Criticism

by Paddy Johnson on April 18, 2011
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This week: a sit-out for Ai Weiwei, Andres Serrano finally gets a break (inflicted with a hammer), and emerging critic Julia Halperin tries to figure out what “emerging” means. Also, lots of talk about criticism: Tyler Green crowdsources it, Robert Storr describes it as bottom-feeding, and Roberta Smith gives us a vintage review of Serra at the Met that makes us wonder what’s so bad about it after all. Plus, one more link to show you the internet is full of racists.

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