- Artist Norm Magnusson adopts roadside historical markers as a medium to critique American life with his I-75 Project. Heh.
- The Washington Post has started an arts blog. So far it’s actually about the arts, making it more like the LAT’s culture blog than the NYT’s. The Post’s features thoughtful tidbits from the paper’s critics and the usual re-typing of press releases from Jackie Trescott.
- SFMOMA’s blog features a thoughtful memorial post on the late, great Joe Deal.
- Weird things you create when you host fluff shows: Christopher Knight engages in a funny bit of time travel courtesy of the Resnicks’ self-published collection catalogue.
- Now that you mention it, autumn is a good time to think about Monet’s haystack paintings.
- MoMA tweets, old-school-style?
- In addition to my three-part write-up of the Mark Bradford survey at the Wexner Center for the Arts (one, two, three), I spotlighted the exhibition’s glitzy website. El Tercer Brazo takes a much more thoughtful look.
- The quietest important show of the season will likely be Lewis Baltz at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Just Baltz’s luck: He’s being overshadowed by an embarrassing AIC fluff show.) Earlier this year I used two exhibitions as a way into discussing how Baltz is the least-considered important artist of his generation: Looking at the new New Topographics show (which is now at SFMOMA), the most undersung masterpiece of the 1970s, articulating the artist’s wince, how MOCA’s museums-wide permanent collection installation builds to Baltz and key links to Baltz.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green