- Sebastian Smee argues that with the opening of the MFA Boston’s contemporary wing, New England is a emerged contemporary art center.
- Smee details the MFAB’s contemporary art installation and notes some weird installations/juxtapositions (that he says work just fine) and some institutional head-patting. [Image: Adorable adorableness in front of an Ellsworth Kelly via the MFA Boston Twitter feed.]
- The Globe’s Mark Feeney, on Christian Marclay’s The Clock.
- The LAT’s Jori Finkel and Reed Johnson set the stage for the Getty-funded Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions.
- Finkel asks PST-funded curators who might be the breakout stars of the 60+ exhibitions.
- Christopher Knight details why the series will be important outside of the Southland.
- Awesome LAT blog post by Finkel listing which artists are in the most PST shows. The top two: Not a surprise. After that…
- The LAT put together a pretty serious PST digital resource, complete with video, rare photographs and more. Tres cool.
- The SF Chronicle’s Kenneth Baker reports on a new present-and-past-in-dialogue show coming to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum next year. (Aside: I’m surprised the Asian doesn’t have a has only a part-time contemporary curator!)
- The Indianapolis Star’s Barb Berggoetz introduces a new sculpture at the Indy Museum of Art’s Art & Nature Park, a Mary Miss piece that introduces the city to its water supply.
- In the New York Observer, Andrew Russeth on how New York, especially the Guggenheim, just can’t quit relational aesthetics.
- The Berkeley Art Museum revealed a new Diller Scofidio + Renfro design proposal last week: The Chronicle’s John King likes is a smidge more intrigued than is the LAT’s Christopher Hawthorne.
- Roberta Smith raises the flag for the American Folk Art Museum, the future of which is in grave doubt. It’s pretty awesome to see Smith in high dudgeon. Hope it happens more now that she’s (officially) one of the paper’s two chief art critics.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
September 19, 2011, 7:07 am