Join us every Saturday as we review a week’s worth of petitions against assorted biennials’ choice of location, in retrospect.
— But, in retrospect, if Manifesta 10 must take place at the Hermitage Museum as planned, it had better include Konstantin Altunin’s censored painting of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s underwear.
— In retrospect, the choice of a Cubist-era Picasso to be brandished during Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s number at MTV’s Video Music Awards was about as innocuous and uninspired as the performance itself.
— In retrospect, giving Grumpy Cat the grand prize at the Walker Art Center’s second annual Internet Cat Video Festival was a disappointing and fundamentally conservative choice — long live Vacuum Hose Cat!
— Benjamin Sutton