- In the NYT, Carol Kino profiles Orly Genger. [Genger, Red, Yellow and Blue, 2013. Image via Flickr user ShellyS.]
- Also in the NYT, Ted Loos looks at SFMOMA’s Garry Winogrand retrospective. Curator Leo Rubinfien was the lead guest on Episode No. 70 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast.
- Sarah Zabrodski visits Richard Serra’s Shift (1970-71) and writes about the trip for Hyperallergic.
- Dan Duray writes the heck out of a Twitter dust-up between Kriston Capps and the website Babes at the Museum.
- Speaking of Capps, his Washington CityPaper examination of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s upcoming vanity show of one of the Koch brothers is spot-on. The show is an institutional embarrassment. My tax dollars should not indirectly support the hagiography of a rich guy and the glorification of his stuff. SAAM director Betsy Broun has done this before — and even admitted to MAN that she allowed two collectors to dictate to her museum the scholarship around a similar exhibition.
- The latest MOCA drama involves a major architecture exhibition, Frank Gehry and questions about whether the show is impacted by funding/spending problems. The key stories are from LATer Christopher Hawthorne and Carolina Miranda in AIA’s Architect magazine.
- Sebastian Smee examines the ICA Boston’s Foster Prize exhibition.
- Artinfo’s Daryl Jingwen Wee talks global disaster and Venice with Alfredo Jaar.
- Pete Brook tells the stunning story of how a set of Polaroids taken in a prison made their way to an art fair — and was offered for $45,000. [via]
- In ArtNEWS, Pepe Karmel breaks down why this is a very, very good time for abstraction, especially painting. He places abstract art into six distinct categories, and in so doing may leave you with something that bounces around in your brain for a while.
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: Philip Taaffe leads off the show on the occasion of his exhibition of new work at Chelsea’s Luhring Augustine gallery. Then William Powhida talks about his smart, clever takes on the art market as expressed in an exhibition at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles. Download the show. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or RSS. See images of art discussed on the program.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
May 6, 2013, 7:15 am