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Weekend Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 30, 2011

  • NEA study finds “artists’ median wages and salaries ($43,000 in 2009) are higher than the median for the whole labor force ($39,000). Yet artists as a whole earn far less than the median wage of the “professional” category of workers ($54,000), to which they belong.” Not sure how valuable these findings are though, given that these numbers are drawn by lumping designers, architects, artists and writers into one group. [NEA]
  • Cartoonist Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe in Yourself. [NYTimes]
  • Karen Rosenberg dislikes slides, pools and anything else fun. A reasonable position on the Höller show at the New Museum, but it’s too bad she ends up sounding like a stick-in-the-mud. [NYTimes]
  • Jacob Kassay, the art world’s newest art star, describes his work as “much more boring than people are taking it for”. He makes achromatic surfaces by dipping canvases in electrified silver solution. I suspect part of the reason this work is so popular amongst collectors is that it’s impossible to document. [The New Yorker: Warning, Paywall!]
  • Recommended: Jeannette Doyle at The Warhol Museum. [Warhol.org]
  • Upcoming: The Reluctant Doctorate, A PHD program for artists at SVA. A bunch of PHDs talk about whether this is a good idea. November 3rd. [SVA]
  • Apparently Peter Schjeldahl supports Occupy Museums. [Paddy Johnson]
  • Watch Slavoj Zizek talk about Occupy Wall Street. [Youtube]
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