Robin Rhode turns a corner: In his new show at Perry Rubenstein in New York, Berlin-based, South African artist Robin Rhode is adding to a repertoire that, up til now, focused mainly on performance pieces in which he interacted with two-dimensional drawings in public places and galleries. According to a fascinating New York Times review, Rhode (who made his US debut at the Walker’s 2000 exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms) is now doing 16mm films, video collaborations, and editioned sculptures, including a green bike cast in soap, a gold-plated spade, and a silver abalone shell filled with coins.
Commerical Art: You’ve probably seen Picasso‘s posthumous promotion of Macintosh computers in those “Think different” ads or Jackson Pollock in a Converse ad, but what about artists who appeared in commercials during their lifetimes? Here’s Salvador Dal in commercials for Alka Seltzer, chocolate, and booze, and Andy Warhol in a Braniff Airlines ad.
Worst movie scenes ever: You know that stunt where the guy on a motorcycle evades pursuers by laying the bike down flat and sliding under a semi-trailer? In this montage of (not entirely safe for work) worst movie clips, a guy in a movie from India does it… on a horse.
On my to-check-out list: The blog for the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco’s showing of Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga (more on this soon). A survey of Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv. The updated-daily blog showing what happens when Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos, Nina Pandolfo, and Nunca are invited to paint an entire castle in the countryside outside Glasgow.