Verburg the Voyager: “Like a voyager returning from distant lands, the photographer JoAnn Verburg brings us evidence of private life’s continued existence,” writes Leslie Camhi in the Village Voice of the St. Paul artist’s mid-career survey on view at MoMA (and opening at the Walker in January 2008). For more, check out mnartists.org recent interview with Susan Kismaric, who curated the MoMA show, Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg.
Is your museum going green? Elizabeth Wylie of HKT Architects and Sarah Brophy of bMuse are writing a book on museums of all sizes that are building and adapting their spaces and practices to be more eco-friendly. They’re looking for examples to include in the AltaMira Press book, The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice.
Three shows: Mark Wallinger Retrospective at Kunstverein Braunschweig. Robert Gober at the Schaulager museum in Basel. Barry McGee: Advanced Mature Work at REDCAT. (Pictured, second from left: Wallinger’s 1996 work, Oxymoron)
Roadside Dada: Billboards made from recycled ads along an Indian roadway offer a beautiful bit of found collage.
Saarinen Ceiling? Boingboing writes: “Eero Saarinen couldn’t have come up with a nicer-looking ceiling design than this one, created by water damage” (top right).