As anyone who spends a few months watching a New York neighborhood knows, things change. Buildings disappear or suddenly spring up with glass and steel towers. This fall, a few of the city’s more interesting places are in danger of disappearing completely, including a mid-century futurist airline terminal and a graffiti-covered warehouse.
In the most recent edition of The Economist, an article makes the claim that satire has, in recent decades, seen an unprecedented popularization. No longer the fief of haughty artists and writers, satire is now an everyman’s gig, they say.
Kenneth Goldsmith and I sat down at our computers in constantly changing parts of the world, and we talked about his recent poet laureateship at the Museum of Modern Art. For the position, he delivered a special lecture and organized a series that invited contemporary poets to read in galleries to museum visitors. The events ranged from one person reading intimately in a gallery to the entire fourth floor being taken over by writers.
Many landmark photography books are simply unavailable today. By reprinting expensive, rare, or out-of-print photobooks in new editions, the small press Errata Editions is aiming to make some significant reissues of such books available through their Books on Books project.
By the calendar, you’ve still got a few weeks left of summer, but in the art world fall has arrived, which means tons of openings and events.
The thing found by the man sat for many years piled amid the musty crenellations of his attic.
The Hudson Valley has a special kind of light and soaring nature, with its elevations and valleys illuminated with sun, starlight, and storm. At the Storm King Art Center with its installations of giant metal sculptures that seem alien on the meadows, or land art that warps the earth, the most interesting aspect is perhaps how this nature is made unnatural while still celebrating the beauty of the terrain.
Last week, Minneapolis-based street artist HOTTEA, who is well-known for stringy street art that normally weaves its away around chain-link fences, transformed the pedestrian tunnel at the Williamsburg Bridge into a colorful passageway.