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As the Brooklyn Museum gears up for its fifth Annual Artists Ball, honoring retiring museum director Arnold Lehman, we got a preview of the artist-curated tables. Check out the photos below — and look out for more coverage tomorrow. For starters, above is ZBehl’s “The Female Trickster’s Chariot,” which features large-scale, hand-painted plywood figures, which represent a new archetype for female artists.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Mathew Barney, the artist “who broke Björk’s heart” is now suing the Icelandic singer for custody of their 12-year old daughter, according to Page Six. “Their daughter, Isadora, wants to spend a balanced amount of time with each parent,” the gossip rag claims. “But Björk, who splits her time between Reykjavik and Brooklyn Heights — and whose eccentricities have included sewing pearls into her skin and wearing a swan costume to the 2001 Oscars — is demanding a larger and larger share of the kid’s time, the dad complains.”
“Nearly forty years after their first appearance, the practices now associated with ‘institutional critique’ have for many come to seem, well, institutionalized.”
Do you feel glazed-over at art fairs? After 15 minutes, do your eyeballs feel like soft-boiled eggs? Today, we might call that “fairtigue” (as much as we don’t want to, because portmanteaus are terrible). But as far back as the mid-nineteenth century, cultural critics have been identifying this phenomenon caused by sensorial onslaught. In fact, we can pretty much say with certainty that our favorite radical art critic, John Ruskin, would have hated Armory Week — and thereby use his prose to validate our own strong, but inchoate feelings.