‘The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist’ by Jens Hoffmann http://www.e-flux.com/projects/next_doc/index.html Yes!
Interesting read from the most excellent Visual Culture blog: Connecting Japanese Cinema and Photography http://visualcultureblog.com/2012/08/connecting-japanese-cinema-and-photography/
Locally...San Jose welders get blacksmithing lessons from Israeli artist Amit Har-lev http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_21298395/san-jose-welders-get-blacksmithing-lessons-from-israeli
From the LATimes: A Moscow judge has sentenced each of the three members of the feminist punk art group Pussy Riot to two years in prison on hooliganism charges. http://www.latimes.com/news/la-russian-judge-finds-3-members-of-punk-band-guilty-20120817,0,2589108.story ‘Hooliganism’ is a charge???!!
From ArtInfo: In the Wake of Facebook’s Richter Blackout, Does the Social Network Still Stand for Censoring Art? http://artinfo.com/news/story/818807/in-the-wake-of-facebooks-richter-blackout-does-the-social-network-still-stand-for-censoring-art What did FB’s stocks close at last Friday?
Good Reads: Art21 blog by Nettrice Gaskins, ‘Kara Walker: The Art of War’ http://blog.art21.org/2012/08/14/kara-walker-the-art-of-war/
Seen on ArtInfo: Deport Wolverine? SF Bay Area Artist’s Poster Campaign Uses Superheroes to Advocate for Immigrant Rights http://artinfo.com/news/story/818713/deport-wolverine-bay-area-artists-poster-campaign-uses-superheroes-to-advocate-for-immigrant-rights Love this!
Great review of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Five Elements currently on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at the Phantoms of Asia exhibition, by Sidra Stich http://sidrastich.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/hiroshi-sugimoto-five-elements/
What Mitt Romney has in mind for arts funding http://hyperallergic.com/55687/mitt-romney-says-he-would-ax-arts-funding-if-elected/?wt=2 *$%#&!!
Intentionality and Art Historical Methodology: A Case Study http://nonsite.org/article/intentionality-and-art-historical-methodology-a-case-study I ♥♥♥♥♥ the site nonsite.org!