Grayson Perry’s Playing to the Gallery is presented as a beginner’s guide to the machinations of the art world, though it also holds a mirror up to the so-called “certainty freaks” — members of the art world who have an axe to grind or are stubbornly set in their beliefs.
Leave “art” out of it …
As a longtime reader and admirer of Slate, I’ve often lamented the fact that there’s pretty much zero visual art content on the site (although, to be fair, they’re only one of a handful of culture publications that ignores the category, and their new photo blog is great). So I was excited when I saw they had published a piece about the art world and Art Basel Miami Beach yesterday — until I read it.
Ah, the mysteries of the creative process. Now an infographic by Viruscomix shows its twists and turns in a labyrinthine landscape. Is it accurate?
Ever wonder what’s right and wrong with the art world? William Powhida has some ideas. I thought it would be nice to post the stuff that’s “right,” but it’s fun to read what he thinks is “wrong.”