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Times Are Tough in Art, Says NYT

“An art gallery is like a single-cell organism: it is the crudest but also the most essential life form in the art-world food chain. It is among the easiest of public forums to start up… Luanne Martineau, Gobbler, 2005. Image: trepanierbaer.com …At the same time keeping a gallery going is usually fairly hard, and can seem impossibly daunting when sales
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On Art and Patronage: Miuccia Prada

“Money and art: it’s a difficult question,” (says Miuccia Prada.) “But art has always been about very rich people – think of the great popes and princes of the Renaissance.” The Prada Transformer, Rem Koolhaas’s incredible re-think of what architecture is. Image: gadget.ca We think Ms. Prada is on to something here. Today, we were at a talk sponsored by
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The Role of the (Art) Critic

There’s an interesting piece in the Guardian on the future of theatre criticism, HERE. The role of the (art) critic is on our mind quite often (naturally) and one of the comments on the article – reproduced below – raises some good questions: Putting the purpose, form and teaching of theatre criticism under the microscope is absolutely vital, but before
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VoCA Rumour…

Rumour has it that video artist extraordinaire Bill Viola will be part of a three-person exhibition coming to the Royal Ontario Museum in June 2009! Bill Viola, Five Angels for the Millennium [detail] Departing Angel, 2001. Video/sound installation. Image: Kira Perov/tokyoartbeat.com The exhibition will, apparently, be mounted by the ICC at the ROM in response to the upcoming exhibition of
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