Wagnerian metal: Banks Violette‘s first New York solo gallery show in five years — a dual-venue show on view now through August 17 at Team Gallery in SoHo and Gladstone — offers a rare showcase of his death-metal-inspired sculptures (and performances). The New York Times says Violette is aiming for “an alchemical fusion of the heroic, theatrical aspects of 1960s and ’70s art with the masculine bombast of heavy metal [that], if successful, might be a canny contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk, a heavy-metal update of Wagner’s total artwork.”
Mueck Flickr site: Like the Brooklyn Museum before it, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has created a Flickr set of the eminently photographable installation of its Ron Mueck show. Gigantic babies and naked wildmen galore.
Virtual China: Paddy Johnson interviews Cao Fei, who’ll be part of the Walker’s Brave New Worlds show this fall, on her Second Life avatar, China Tracy, and her SL documentary iMirror for the excellent icommons.org blog.
Street art is… Scary.