aggregation, contemporary art

Found Objects 19/06/12

June 19, 2012

Another conglomeration of interest piquers for you:

  • Scientists have found the first suggestion that Neanderthals made cave art and tis strangely exciting.
  • Upon the realisation this review has two inclusions of the word “Thwunk!” it had to be included: Adrian Searle on Yoko Ono.
  • The iconic artist comes out somewhat better from this encounter with filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood.
  • C-Monster posts good pictures from a show of International Abstraction at the Guggenheim.
  • Against the odds, Lucie Davies pins down the globetrotting Jeff Koons for an interview in The Telegraph.
  • Art21 looks back on a time when artistic adventurers looked to absinthe for inspiration. Them were the days.
  • Here’s a simple trick to making it big in art from Phaidon, only you might not want to risk it.
  • Only Vice magazine would let an intern cover a trip to a theme park on acid. The intern’s girlfriend now surely deserves a job. (Thanks @hereisafantasy.)
  • Loving this report about an artist who managed to reboot her identity, as told in a review by Beverley Knowles.
  • Brian Dillon considers the maddening task of making art about the future. (It seems the future may now be a thing of the past.)
  • The internet is a great leveller and Russell Herron’s new website completely flattens the art world (via Grey Area on FB)


  • Reply Alistair Gentry June 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    “Adrian Searle on Yoko Ono” Yeah, HE WISHES.

  • Reply Ross Wolfe August 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Readers of this might be interested in article I recently wrote, “Memories of the Future,” on a time when there actually was still a future. Engages with a number of recent writings on the subject by Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Slavoj Žižek, T.J. Clark, Owen Hatherley, Chris Cutrone, Max Ajl, Asad Haider, Salar Mohandesi, Ben Lear, and Malcolm Harris, which have been published by AK Press, Zero Books, Jacobin, New Left Review, and others. In case anyone might want to check it out.

    Feel free to cross-post in its entirety if you’d like.

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