Found Objects 27/08/11Posted: August 27, 2011
Some links from the last seven days. The internet has been busy again:
- Once you start building a bunker, it hardly ever ends well. As Gaddafi hunkers down in Tripoli (presumably), Jonathan Glancey looks at his architecture.
- Does art change nothing? This galvanising piece on The Daily Serving finds street art in the thick of the recent battles for control of Libya.
- Here’s an some heartening street art news from Der Spiegel. Graffiti is taking over from gardening as retirement activity of choice.
- Surely this is Tracey Emin at her least good. She now exhorts the prime minister to have ‘more passion‘ not more compassion.
- The Telegraph also run a good interview with photographer Martin Parr. Here’s why you might not like certain photos of yourself.
- Art Info looks back at Steve Jobs reign as CEO at Apple. They will miss almost everything except the black polo neck.
- Did David Foster Wallace invent the language of blogging. Well, lawyer turned blogger Maud Newton seems to think so. Sort of.
- If you’re given to schadenfreude you may enjoy these photos from Chloe Nelkins’ most recent gallery trip. She was not having much luck.
- The old adage that two are better than one does not, in my book, apply to guitar necks. So what to make of these creations on Beautiful/Decay blog.
- It worries me I like looking at bad art. If you do too, here are 15 slides from the Museum of Bad Art in New England.
- Director John Waters has just said liking contemporary art is like being in a biker gang. Get your boots on and check out this video.
- Meanwhile there’s a very infotaining film on Animal NY, which demands you watch it. Oh, it’s about copyright law.
- Love him, hate him or merely never heard of him, arty musician Momus has always got something to say. Check out his geo-psychology podcast.