In the words of Roberta Smith for the NYTimes “One of the best Whitney Biennials in recent memory may or may not contain a lot more outstanding art than its predecessors, but that’s not the point. ” Which is something that, based on the images I’ve seen, I mostly agree with. To be fair, I’ve not seen many Whitney Biennials, none in person, in fact, but that doesn’t change my appreciation for the affect of the “ intimate studio experience rather than work made by assistants or jobbed out to China.”(jerry saltz nymag) With the constant struggle within the art world between art and commerce it’s nice to just see art. I’m not particularly aesthetically drawn to many of these pieces (really not a fan of dance and performance art) but I am drawn to the idea of leaving big business out of the collection. Definitely want to check this out
(by Robert Gober)
Alicia Hall Moran
and Jason Moran
The Red Krayola
Michael E. Smith
and Peter Rehberg
It’s friday, we all love fridays (which is to state the obvious) and I have started off today by collecting some fun, visually appealing and other wise interesting things from across the sphere and have compiled them here:
I’ll start off with this amazing editiorial from Singapore’s Harpers Bazaar called In the Mood for Love by Gan, the colors are so stunning…
And next up is a little diddy in the NYtimes about Andre Leon Talley setting up his museum Exhibition at Savannah College of Art and Design museum…I think both Talley and SCAD are amazing but I’m biased because I went to SCAD. Either way good stuff
“Walls are being painted, all of the dresses are basically in place,” said André Leon Talley, on the phone from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was putting the finishing touches on the first exhibition in the André Leon Talley Gallery in the school’s new museum of art. The gallery will be one of the central features of the museum, which is reopening on Saturday within the ruins of a 19th-century Greek Revival building that was once home to the Central of Georgia Railway. complete article
Next up, the architectural insanity that is Jerez Museum of Flamenco. It’s so breathtakingly unusual… like a concrete cabbage, but in a nice way.
This is a revival of a shoot from Bazaar in 2009, Tim Burton’s Magical Fashion…it’s Halloween-y and lovely so
Then for a little white trash awesomeness here’s a Pabst Blue Ribbon ad from 1979 featuring Patrick Swayze. It’s so bad it’s good.
Lastly we have Instyle.com collection of Fall Fashion(click to see the goodies)