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Just heard about this today, The Art Newspaper is launching a webTV channel. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this on the net, but until then, good luck to Art Newspaper TV
From the press release:
The Art Newspaper is proud to announce the launch of a web TV channel
for the art world. It features interviews with key collectors,
curators, dealers, artists, and art world luminaries.
The Art Newspaper TV aims to further the success of The Art Newspaper and continue to provide breaking news, art market analysis and insight for the art world, online.
Just found out about this one and won’t be able to make it because I’ll be in San Jose covering West Coast Green. But you all should go! These are great…
Please join CoCA as we play host to Pecha Kucha Night. This month’s theme is "Trouble". You’ve got some, we got some – let’s share. We’ve
assembled an incredible roster of writers, visual artists, race car
drivers, actors and other creative luminaries. Share ideas, see great
work – we’d love to see you there!
Got this email this morning; ‘Arthur Erickson…Canada’s most famous architect and the first to put Canadian architecture on the world map.’ is no longer allowed to call himself an architect because he will not take the 18 required hours of continuing ed. every year to certify him as such. Hilarious, if it wasn’t so absurd and it made me think of all the influential ‘architects’ in modern history who had no formal architectural training. Here is my first-pass at a top ten list. I’m sure I missed many more so shout-out your favorite non-architects and we’ll get a top 100 list going…
1. Tadao Ando, Japan
2. Charles Eames, United States
3. Buckminster Fuller, United States
4. Carlo Scarpa, Italy
5. Luis Barragan, Mexico
6. Bruce Goff, United States
7. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Great Brittan
8. William Morris, Great Brittan
9. Gerrit Th. Rietveld, The Netherlands
10. Mary Jane Colter, United States
Of course, this list could go the other way too, as in the ‘Top 10 Architects who became Something Else…’ Beginning with Sergei M. Eisenstein and moving on from there…
Yes, he’s a pain in the a**, but at least he’s starting to walk the ‘green’ talk. Have a look at this rooftop wind turbine for residential use. If he can pull it off, even half of it, it will be his best work to-date:
"Take Starck’s claim to have "invented a concept called Democratic
Design," which, he says, gives everyone high quality products at
affordable prices. Sounds great, but didn’t the modern movement try to
do that for most of the 20th century? And how can he claim to have "won
the battle" by designing "a chair that sells for less than €100," or
$157, when that’s still too expensive for most people? Let alone the 90
percent of the world’s population who are too poor to afford the
basics? What has Democratic Design done for them? "Oh please, I’m not
God," pleads Starck. "I’m just a designer, and I’m doing my best.""
read the rest after the jump…
"The high-ceilinged, light-filled studios on top of
Carnegie Hall have housed artists, musicians, and writers for more than
a century; now, the remaining tenants are fighting to stay."
read the rest here
[UPDATE: CNN reports that Ms. Sherman is holding firm! Way to go Editta!]
"They can pay me $10 million. I'm part of history," she said. "You want
to tell me they don't have enough rooms? They have a building of rooms.
This place is history, and I think Carnegie, the people running it, I
don't think they think about that."
Read the rest here
Found this while Stumbling around this morning…Can’t wait to try one of my own.