Every week, we’ll recap the best comments we’ve received on Hyperallergic’s posts, whether that’s on the blogazine itself, on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook. Be sure to check in every Friday for new comments.
Responding to our piece on a Hans Ulrich Obrist reading, Claudine Ise writes on her tumblelog,
This piece … offers a really funny and authentic view of what it feels like to be in the audience of an event staged by Mr. Hans Ulrich Obrist. I’m glad someone is coming out and at least hinting at the parodic discursive excesses of this guy and his Deiter-like shenanigans.
Even though Hans Ulrich Obrist’s (or HUO, as his robot friends call him) interviews and conversations have taken on a near-mythic status, we are very content to puncture the hot air. Marina Abramović in glasses on the other hand, we can’t complain, that’s just hottt.
Our quick report on Julie Torres’s apartment exhibition drew a lot of attention as well. Sidecargallery liked that the trend was “finally catching on,” and noremor5e took it one step further:
if I get into school…dorm I’m gonna do this \m/
Spread the apartment show gospel! \m/
Our introduction to the conflicts surrounding the cuts in UK arts funding attracted some attention on Facebook from Filipa Padre, who notes that we were a little late to the punch on the whole issue:
Cheers for noticing what’s going on, in the UK … better late, then never ( Not that ppl have been quiet about it )
The arts funding cuts are a huge issue, and we should have covered it earlier, but even the idea of such massive government funding is so foreign in the US that it’s hard to totally understand the situation over there. Stephanie Theodore also writes on the post’s comment thread,
It’s called an austerity budget. and the less well-off of society are getting hit really badly. we’re talking the potential for Dickensian poverty, given the housing and welfare cutbacks in the social safety net. The arts are pretty low down in the government’s priority. Every aspect of UK society and culture supported by government funds is going to suffer.
sorry, this is an arts blog. I know no one cares about the rest of it. but that’s the problem in a nutshell.
The non-art world is clearly going to suffer as a result of widespread cuts as well. I particularly hope that the restructuring (rather than just drawdown) of funding doesn’t result in some organizations getting left out in the cold.
@ARTnewsmag requested a Damien Hirst costume to go with our Art World Halloween post, and we totally stepped up.
@heavybubble adds on to our Picasso at 129 piece, asking the vital question: “What would his art look like now?” I predict cubist Photoshop filters.
Artist William Powhida chimed in about our “WTF Is… Superflat” post today and responded:
Can I give my own definitions? Please? Superflat = marketing term for Murakami
And that’s another week of Hyperallergic. Tune in next week for more art world news, not-art world news, apartment exhibitions, artist pranks, and badly photoshopped images.
MTV’s The Exhibit Is Back With an Inflatable Dolphin
Episode four, in which artists tackled themes of justice and injustice, was the most lifeless of the reality TV show so far.
Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture
Parents complained that the famous sculpture was shown to their sixth graders.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Tickets to Sold-Out Vermeer Show Are Going for Hundreds
The online resale market for the Rijksmuseum’s smash exhibition is booming, with tickets selling on eBay for over $2K.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Three Looted Antiquities at the Met Repatriated to Turkey
Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
This week, the world’s lightest paint, Pakistan’s feminist movement, World Puppy Day, and were some of Vermeer’s paintings created by his daughter?
The Wider World and Scrimshaw
On March 28, join the New Bedford Whaling Museum online and in-person for a symposium on global carving traditions from across the Pacific Rim.
Who Will Decide on the Future of a Miami Native Burial Ground?
Native activists say sacred remains and objects dug up from a Brickell construction site should remain there, but mega-developer Jorge Pérez is pushing back.
How Can a Curator Approach South Asian Futurisms?
How do I acknowledge my shortcomings while reckoning with obscured histories and the exclusion of subaltern narratives in the fine art landscape? A working checklist for curators.
MCA Chicago Presents On Stage: Frictions
Will Rawls, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE, and Barak adé Soleil explore Blackness, queerness, movement, and dance in performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
The Complicated Legacy of Camilo Egas
The Ecuadorian painter, a leading figure of Latin America’s Indigenismo art movement, has been both praised and scorned for his representation of Indigenous peoples.
Tom Jones Zeroes in on Ho-Chunk Visibility
“I think about the young kids, the teenagers, and I think being able to see yourself represented in art is so powerful,” says the artist.