- How big is LACMA’s Michael Heizer boulder? It has its own tag/page on the LAT’s Culture Monster site.
- Oh look, Jeffrey Deitch is turning MOCA galleries over to the commercial sector. What a surprise, says Christopher Knight. In a related-ish story, the Whitney Biennial.
- How San Francisco’s Stein family helped shape modern art, as told by SFMOMA, shown at the Met and examined by Karen Rosenberg in the NYT.
- In the NYT, Alison Arieff on architecture criticism by way of Alexandra Lange’s new book, “Writing About Architecture.”
- Speaking of which, here’s an excerpt that art lovers will enjoy.
- In Frieze, Wexner curator Christopher Bedford talks with five artists about what abstraction means to them. (In a related story, MAN Podcast Episode Two guest Charline von Heyl is popping up everywhere these days. Two big museum surveys on two continents will do that, I guess.)
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, curator Elizabeth Easton and I discuss her new exhibition “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard,” which just opened at The Phillips Collection in Washington. The show is an art historical detective story of sorts, one that teases out the relationship between post-impressionist painting and the just-released 1888 Kodak hand-held camera. Download the program, subscribe via iTunes, subscribe via RSS and/or view images from the show. [Also: Some kind of gremlin worked its way into the image set on Friday. Should be all fixed now.]
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
March 5, 2012, 2:28 pm