- Possibly the strangest thing I have ever read about art criticism: One Edward Tenner rips Washington Post art/architecture/culture critic Philip Kennicott for reading an exhibition catalogue, apparently referencing it in his review, and for including in his review a broadly informed perspective about the artwork on exhibit. As it turns out, Tenner believes Kennicott should have confined his intellectual horizons to the wall text. Yes, really.
- Joan Miro burned paintings — and now they’re on view at the Tate.
- To prepare to play Mark Rothko on stage, actor Edward Gero spends time in the first permanent single-gallery installation of Rothko’s work.
- In 2008 MAN was the first outlet to publish images detailing Robert Irwin’s plan for a permanent installation at the Chinati Foundation. [Image above, details in the 2008 post.] Now Art21 shows off an early model of Irwin’s proposed Chinati pavilion.
- C-Monster rhymes Francis Alys and… Cheech Marin?
- The importance of relationships between ideologically and religiously disparate artists in… 17th-century Utrecht.
- On the Getty’s Iris blog, Jessica Portner explains how the Charles Ray now on view at the Getty was fabricated. (Notably absent from the pictures: The Martin Puryear that the Ray is presumably staring down. Seems like an odd juxtaposition… but I haven’t seen it)
- There’s a ton of good stuff on the Provisions Library blog, from Jose Ferreira’s pictures of Mozambique’s “Trash Land,” to the intersection of art and activism. (Scroll down a page for posts.)
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green