Monday Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 17, 2011 · 2 comments Massive Links

  • Awesome. WFMU’s Radiovision Festival October 28-30th invites experts to discuss the future of radio in a digital age: DJ /rupture, Kenyetta Cheese, Ira Glass among the invites. [WFMU]
  • MoMA and Uniqlo team up to bring visitors limited edition art tees, to celebrate the Japanese clothing retailer’s new store on 53rd and 5th. Tees feature the work of emerging artists Matthew Brannon, Emily Roydson, Franklin Evans and more. [Interview]
  • An Occupy Wall Street kickstarter campaign aimed at creating more art Jon Stewart will laugh at! [Kickstarter]
  • Aquavella’s George Braque show gets a mostly positive review from Roberta Smith, despite Braque’s being a relatively poor painter. Time to check out this show so I can have a real opinion. [NYTimes]
  • R.C. Baker says DeKooning’s black and white paintings are tours-de-force. Um, no. They flatten out too easily, lacking the depth of similarly composed paintings by Paul-Émile Borduas. [Village Voice]


Sven October 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

name one Paul-Émile Borduas painting as good as dekooning’s “‘painting’ 1948”.  Borduas is not bad but is completely tame in comparison. 
You’re also gonna need a very good argument to call braque a relatively poor painter.He’s not my favorite  either but has some powerhouse works. I guess you just wanted to put some zingers in the bylines.

Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

There isn’t a good reproduction on the net, but I think there are few masterpieces in existence that rival Borduas SeaGull, 1958. Certainly not DeKooning’s black paintings, which actually really bother me. They are flat to a point of monotony.Borduas’ painting engages space in a much more compelling way. Maybe it’s just taste — I’d agree that painting 1948 is pretty good in that genre — but DeKooning wears me out. Why do so many of his paintings have to be so overstated? 

As for Braque, relative to Picasso he was a poor painter. Smith acknowledges this at the end of her review, but I just don’t think he’s worth the fuss. As I mentioned in the links though, I haven’t seen the show, so if that’s a zinger, it’s one couched in cavet. 

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