5 Quick Links for a Soggy Monday
- I've finally turned in my contribution to Art21's ongoing debate on "Must art be ethical?" You can participate in the discussion there.
- Jim Finn, whose film "Interkosmos" (along with Marcus Coate's "Radio Shaman" and “The Plover's Wing”), launches the first week of double features at Decalogue: Films You Can Count on Two Hands at the gallery starting tomorrow, was among the filmmakers interviewed about North Korea in the weekend's New York Times.
- Everybody's talking about Sarah Thornton's article for The Economist on whether one urine receptacle is more important than another.
- ARTNews reports that Peter Galassi, MoMA's chief curator of photography, wants all the talking to replaced by looking. Personally, I find that nothing caps off a good afternoon of intense looking like talking about it, but...perhaps just looking at art and then never mentioning it again is under-rated.
- Too much talking involved apparently sank a proposed public arts project along a river in Wales, according to Artforum.com. "microphones on nearby docks...would store noises from passersby, which would be transformed into pulsing lights on the buoys, activated by the movements of the river. Loudspeakers in the floats would also replay the conversations captured by the mics...." Kinda of creeps me out. It's one thing to know you have no privacy in most public settings anymore, but its another entirely to have that fact played back for you.
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