- LAT architecture critic (and must-follow) Christopher Hawthorne looks at the new Pompidou in Metz and says that this is a good moment for museum architecture because new and proposed spaces “move past tired arguments about how respectful a building is — or isn’t — to the artwork on view.” Odd: Hawthorne lumps the Hirshhorn’s proposed Bulbous Membrane event space in with the bunch. I think that’s a bit out-of-place because Koshalek’s Folly is an event space and has nothing to do with art.
- Wait, so now MOCA is holding museum programs at private homes and is deigning to share itwith the little people on the internets? Whut? I guess we non-boldface-names should be excited that the museum is playing Robin Leach and is giving us a peak into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. (Hilarous camera angle, MOCA. Way to impose voyeurism onto your audience.)
- The LAT’s David Ng examines Jeff Sheng’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell photography show. Don’t miss it. Click through Sheng’s Flash-heavy site to see some of the pictures.
- In the NYT, Eric Dash sees what it would look like if Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
- The Boston Globe’s Geoff Edgers reports that the MFA Boston is getting an Ellsworth Kelly from Bank of America. No image, alas. (Update: After spiking the story in the Globe, the MFA is making the image available only on request. Weird.)
- In the Dallas Morning News, Michael Granberry talks with Nasher Sculpture Center director Jeremy Strick.
- The Buffalo News’ Colin Dabkowski unpacks the Albright-Knox’s three-month urban art exhibition and festival.
- Reality television-celebrity and New York mag art critic Jerry Saltz looks at Dan Colen at Gagosian and catches up with everyone else by proclaiming himself tired of the event-oriented, look-at-me, star-struck, New York art set.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
September 20, 2010, 8:50 am