Saturday, January 30, 2010

space shit

Chris Ofili's retrospective at the Tate Britain, 27 January through 16 May, 2010; an article including a description of the simian last supper may be viewed here, and one of the nipple painting here.

the empire strikes back

The Saatchi Gallery's latest exhibition, the Empire Strikes Back, features 26 emerging and established Indian artists, most of whom have not exhibited in the UK before. The exhibit is free to the public.

Friday, January 29, 2010

political speech

Tony Blair is making an appearance at the Chilcot Inquiry of the Iraq war; it has been shown that Blair received intelligence 10 days before the start of the war that Sadam Hussein has dismantled WMD, though an Iraqi taxi driver had said they existed and could be launched in 45 minutes. Anti-war protesters are alleging that the Metropolitan police are altering the rules about where peaceful demonstrations may be held, for the occasion; an article may be viewed here.

has bin

An article may be viewed here. Art Bin is at the South London Gallery through 14 March and is accepting submissions for disposal.

this old victorinox

An early Roman design of a multitool is on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum's newly refurbished Gallery of Greek and Roman Antiquities, beginning January 30, 2010. Today these implements are protected by international and nation-based utility and design patents.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


An article may be found here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

plausible sankofa

An article may be viewed here.


An article may be viewed here. Doff the ArtSmith.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

why is this man smiling?

An article may be viewed here. Doffing the ArtBaby.

haring dogs

An article may be viewed here.

little black dress

An article may be viewed here.

nod to Robert Morris

An article from Reuters may be viewed here. Doffing the ArtSmith.

Monday, January 25, 2010

don't hate

An article about certain constructed human situations as marketable art, capable even of acquisition by museums, may be viewed here; a description of the Tino Sehgal exhibition at the Guggenheim, here. The hallmark of the artist's vision apparently is that his art is transient and not documented or reproduced in any permanent way. Oh well.

Doff and a 'don't hate', to the ArtSmith.

one man's trash

An article may be viewed here.


An article from the BBC including a slideshow of the documentary photographer's images which have caused her detention and possible incarceration, may be viewed here. She is charged by the government of her country with 'insult and slander of the Uzbekistan people' for taking photographs which allegedly portray the country in a negative way. The Russian Museum of Photography in Novgorod has some of the images on display currently.

An article offering more details, is here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Berlin 1936

An article about a controversial exhibit in Vancouver, in advance of the 2010 winter games, may be viewed here.

blueprint for genocide

An article about the exhibition in Jerusalem of 4 architectural drawings of the death camp at Auschwitz, may be viewed here. Many other drawings are thought to have been destroyed before the liberation of the camp by the Russian Army January 27, 1945.

The compound had been a barrack from the Austro-Hungarian army before opening in 1940 as a Soviet POW camp. The exhibited drawings, executed by varying architects and engineers during 1941, evidence the evolution of 'concentration' camp to a death camp.

now those are ugly

An article may be viewed here.


An article may be viewed here. Doff, the ArtSmith, working overtime.

old navy

An article may be viewed here.

exit through the gift shop

An article may be viewed here.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

stock photos

Earlier this week, American photo essayist Dennis Stock died. Though known best for his photographs of actor James Dean, he also recorded the Rosenberg trial (1951) and 9 eleven (2001.)


An article may be viewed here. Artsleuthing by the ArtSmith.

walk on

An article may be viewed here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

left over

An article may be viewed here.

mounting pressure

An article may be viewed here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

wolf blitzed

An article about the results of the investigation may be viewed here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

redheaded stepchild

An article about the image may be viewed here.

art hurts

An article may be viewed here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

they need to relocate

China's state-run film distributor has pulled Avatar (2D) in favor of a biography of Confucius. An article from the LA Times may be viewed here; a blog from the same source, here.

praise the lord and pass the ammunition

An article about combat rifle sights, manufactured by a US defense contractor and used by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, featuring Bible verses may be viewed here.

weak land

This sculptural relief of an archbishop found to be in violation of his vows, remains on display in a Catholic church in Milwaukee; an article may be viewed here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


John Sherffius (Canada) renders a familiar scene. An article about China, censorship and Google, may be viewed here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

belated royalty

An article about the exhibit in DC may be viewed here; an account by the photographer of the shoot, and delayed royalty requests, may be viewed here.

inconvenient truth

An article may be viewed here. Doffing the ArtSmith.

patently offensive

An article about the escalating dispute between Apple (Cupertino) and Nokia (Finland) before the US International Trade Commission (Washington DC) over alleged patent infringement may be viewed here. There is already a lawsuit pending in federal court in Delaware, concerning some of the same issues.

very gay

An article may be viewed here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

that's amore'

An article about trademarking Neopolitan pizza may be viewed here.

turkey bingo

It is reported that winning artist's retain reproduction and marketing rights, here.

don't label me

A Wall Street Journal article about the artist's arrest may be viewed here; an article at the Huffington Post, here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

label me

An article involving labeling VANOC (Olympics) works as 'aboriginal' and 'authentic' may be viewed here.