OK, so on an attempt to get my writing momentum going I’m going to kind of promise myself to put up a Reader post at least once a week. Reader literally means I forage through hundreds of blogs I subscribe to through Google Reader and point out ones of near interest. Most are art and food blogs, a dabble of culture, literature, fashion, crafts and politics in between.
If you by all means have any recommendations for blogs I should be adding to my rolodex then please shout it out.
– Guggenheim features PLAY, a three day exhibition culled from youtube videos picked and chosen by a star list of artists. AFC is skeptical, I just enjoy watching the 125 shortlisted videos such as the one above. Guggenheim also has a blog that is heavy and somewhat relevant called The Take.
– On making candy sculptures: “The funny thing about working with candy,” she says “is that once you have to chew or otherwise consume a lot of it in order to make a sculpture, you realize how disgusting it can be. It was not pleasant.” via art21
– Water Balloons without the Balloons.
– New York Times runs out of ideas.
– Art in the two-track economy: “To advocate effectively for public support for the arts, the public must actually believe that art is a public good. And this is where the sense of irrelevance that comes from passively basking in art’s semi-privileged status as a luxury good comes back to bite.” via c-monster
– AbEx Close-ups. via c-monster
– This is really funny to me. via sympathy for the art gallery
– David Horvitz’s 7 of 7 books from MoMA’s library collection.
– Tree surgeon, organist, transgender, harpist, musician Baby Dee. “It’s a funny combination because things are a lot more light-hearted now and a lot more serious at the same time. I love that about the art world.”