A few things that have crossed my monitor screen recently:
- Anaba has the latest on Christoph Büchel's appeal in the MASS MoCA case, including links to the parties briefs. I spent too much time on that story last year (or was it the year before? It's all sort of hazy), but for the bitter-enders out there, follow the link.
- Via Martin at the last link, The Deaccessioning Blog. This one also falls under the category of topics I've had enough of for a while, so not much comment from me. Except this: I don't disagree with the stated "ideological bent" of the site--"an artwork may be deaccessioned, so long as certain legal and ethical requirements are met"--although when it's put that broadly, I'm not sure how many people actually do disagree. Still, the implication of this list has me scratching my head. The cancellation of various temporary exhibitions at museums provides a reason to favor deaccessioning? Really? I loves me a big loan show as much as the next visitor, but the idea that temporary, short-term programming should be funded out of proceeds gained from selling permanent collection works--it's hard to see what else the post could be taken to mean--seems to me a bit short-sighted, to say the least.
- I don't really want to be so churlish, but this is just silly, and that's the best I can say about it.
- "Bless Stouffer's." In keeping with my current reading, a visit with Janet Lewis a few years before her death.
- Arthur Danto on a new book about Robert Ryman.
- A bit old, but a New York Review of Books piece on James Cuno, antiquities, etc.
- Art in America talks to Art Basel's Marc Spiegler.
And that's it for now.