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It’s Out! Another ArtReview Power 100 List

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on October 17, 2012
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Another ArtReview Power 100 List kicks off today, setting in motion the now annual tradition of quibbling over the top slots. This year, like every year, the list leaves room for shock, jest, and flak over who can muscle their way into the art world’s top ranks. It’s the type of list that leaves you scratching your head: What makes Kunsthalle Zürich’s Beatrix Ruf more powerful than MoMA’s Glenn Lowry? Is it possible to be young and powerful? Poor and powerful? We spoke with ArtReview Editor Mark Rappolt about this year’s list, and how its international jurors tend to reward those working on a global scale.

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All Talk and Some Summit: Dispatch from Last Friday With Creative Time

by Whitney Kimball on October 17, 2012
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TED was the favored talk style of the Friday afternoon portion of the Creative Time Summit. In 8 minutes or less, speakers delivered inspirational, arms-length examples ending with a suggestion or a rhetorical question. But past that and the fact that too much time was spent on Nato’s pants, a few speakers offered concrete ideas.

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Last Day to Apply for the Creative Time Summit!

by Corinna Kirsch on August 29, 2012
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Who wants to talk at the same forum as Slavoj Žižek? Well, here’s your chance to give a talk alongside the likes of Martha Rosler, Slavoj Žižek, and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev at the Creative Time Summit.

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Weekend Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 30, 2011

  • NEA study finds “artists’ median wages and salaries ($43,000 in 2009) are higher than the median for the whole labor force ($39,000). Yet artists as a whole earn far less than the median wage of the “professional” category of workers ($54,000), to which they belong.” Not sure how valuable these findings are though, given that these numbers are drawn by lumping designers, architects, artists and writers into one group. [NEA]
  • Cartoonist Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe in Yourself. [NYTimes]
  • Karen Rosenberg dislikes slides, pools and anything else fun. A reasonable position on the Höller show at the New Museum, but it’s too bad she ends up sounding like a stick-in-the-mud. [NYTimes]
  • Jacob Kassay, the art world’s newest art star, describes his work as “much more boring than people are taking it for”. He makes achromatic surfaces by dipping canvases in electrified silver solution. I suspect part of the reason this work is so popular amongst collectors is that it’s impossible to document. [The New Yorker: Warning, Paywall!]
  • Recommended: Jeannette Doyle at The Warhol Museum. [Warhol.org]
  • Upcoming: The Reluctant Doctorate, A PHD program for artists at SVA. A bunch of PHDs talk about whether this is a good idea. November 3rd. [SVA]
  • Apparently Peter Schjeldahl supports Occupy Museums. [Paddy Johnson]
  • Watch Slavoj Zizek talk about Occupy Wall Street. [Youtube]
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