Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
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.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
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.
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
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.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
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.