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Arbitrary Arbitration in Art Review’s Power 100

by Reid Singer on October 13, 2011
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It’s very hard to comment on a list ranking anything — beer, Star Wars movies, or art world figures — without negotiating some serious sass fallout. When reading comments to the 2011 Power 100, published today by Art Review, I thought of tuning my ear by spending a few minutes listening to the trash talk that follows a competition on Drag Race. What would people have to say if Dasha Zhukova gave RuPaul a “bad girl” makeover? Or if Takashi Murakami could talk about how funky his chicken is? And who wouldn’t want to see Damien Hirst lip-sync to the Stacy Q song “Two of Hearts?”

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Forget in Ten Parts, Part 3: The Aesthetics of Permanence

by Guy Forget on February 25, 2011
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Forget in Ten Parts is a ten-part weekly series by AFC's Curatorial Fellow, Guy Forget, focusing on the aesthetics of impermanence. This week, the topic shifts to the aesthetics of permanence. The post is in three parts: one utopian project (stalled), one ongoing construction and one effortless success.

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