“I’m not able to make it up. It just would not work”: John Virtue interview below

Found Objects 22/07/13

Sheesh, it’s hot. Before the Internet melts you may want to check out these links:

  • A new film documents the remarkable life and living/working arrangement of psychiatric patient Yayoi Kusama. The 8-minute trailer alone is well worth a watch
  • The Paris review carries a long read piece about artists’ novels. Just the very suggestion of reading a book with a pair of white gloves is enough to sustain the interest here
  • A former Google employee lifts the lid on the benevolent institution and finds it as hierarchical and paranoid as any other big corp (via @LuckyPDF)
  • I’m not sure if this is a review, an arty press release or a piece of art in its own right. However a show called Weird Dude Energy gets an entertaining write up on Bad at Sports
  • The state of art journalism according to one who knows. Tyler Green talks to Edward Winkleman about the whole sorry picture. (Scroll down the page for it.)
  • A German artist has made a controversial protest against US web surveillance with a puntastic light show on the side of the American Embassy in Berlin (from Spiegel Online)
  • This is just dreadful. Christies auction house are pricing up the collection at Detroit Institute of Arts, just as the city gets in the worst kind of financial trouble
  • Love a bit of ‘gonzo’ art reporting. Stuart Jeffries from the Guardian tries his hand at passing off his own work for a masterpiece in the company of replica-painting pro Susie Ray
  • This sounds like a premise for a novel. Two metal bands from Israel and Palestine share bus and stage to embark on an 18-date European tour together
  • Finally, RIP comedian Mel Smith. This memorable sketch from Not the Nine O’Clock News is always worth another look: Gerald the Gorilla.



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