- Banksy continues to spread his work across the US, this time opening a new enterprise in New York, the Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill. Wooster has the details:
A clear departure form last year’s behemoth show in Los Angeles, Banksy’s first ever show in New York City (the others have been fakes) is being held in a tiny storefront that’s less than 300 square feet and can’t hold more than 20 people at any one time.
- The Milwaukee Art Musuem (in my humble hometown) has opened a new show called Act/React, an that demands visitor participation. Artists included are Janet Cardiff, Brian Knep, Liz Phillips, Daniel Rozin, Scott Snibbe, and Camille Utterback. Former Walker New Media curator Steve Dietz is giving a talk at MAM on Oct. 16. MAM has also been blogging the show. I plan to visit when I’m home for the holidays.
- Dietz is also running a symposium, Experimenting with Art in Public Places, this weekend in Minneapolis, as part of Northern Lights’ Art(ists) on the Verge program.
Speakers include Walker curator Doryun Chong, mnartists.org Director Scott Stulen, and artist Wing Young Huie, among others.
- “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better” — Stefan Sagmeister. Sagmeister enlisted a group of students to lay out those words in euro-pennies on the ground of a plaza in Amsterdam:
The design is created using four different shades of pennies. We first sort them by color, then lay them out on the tiles. After the piece is completely set up we will leave it alone, on the street. We expect the piece to slowly dissolve as people take coins, play with them, alter the design. All coins have been painted on the back with a bright blue permanent color.
There’s an extensive blog documenting the process. The conclusion is something that is straight out of the standard operating procedure of the US department of homeland security.
I was hesitant to call this Centerpoints 10.0, because Paul has been promising to make a mind-blowing 10.0 post. I must remind Paul that every mac user knows the 10.0 release was no good and we had to wait until 10.1 to get anything to work.