Ana Finel Honigman: From Copenhagen

  I eagerly went to Copenhagen Fashion Week overjoyed at the prospect of catwalks filled with wearable equals to Danish furniture design. When I first moved to Berlin, I bought six sleek wood and white canvas chairs in an Arkonaplatz flea market. They remain my most beloved possessions. So my response to the bland, commercial offerings on Copenhagen's catwalks was deep disappointment. After the shows stopped, my friends and I went in search of Moonspoon Saloon, the Copenhagen-based... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/31/09

Andy Ritchie: The Speed of Art

  Art, like any information, is consumed. It's observed, rent apart, and reordered in the mind, and it sometimes produces exhaust (a viewer's Ooh! and Wow! and Bah!, for example). As life's information is consumed more and more quickly, should art keep apace? Can art be both fast and profound? After all, fast or not, we are still profound, right? Artists should always nod and accept a change in audience temperament, sooner rather than later. Look, I would never promote the deboning of... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/20/09

Abraham Ritchie: Chicago Planned and Unplanned

  Chicago’s citywide celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago has been underway all year, but has really increased in visibility and activity over this summer. If you go anywhere downtown seeing something about the Plan of Chicago is virtually unavoidable, there are the pavilions in Millennium Park, a myriad of exhibitions at many of the city’s institutions, and a slightly creepy, computer generated 3D model of Daniel Burnham’s head graced the entrance... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/9/09

Andrew Berardini: Letter from Los Angeles (Giving in to SGSs)

Most wars are started in August. It’s true. Most quotes one finds about summer are about how great summer is. Rarely does one find quotes about how horrible summer is. How long, how hot, how interminable the sweaty days, how much worse work feels under the yoke of summer. Most people who are quoted on summer must be aristocratic poets penning their verse with long lazy loops in leather bound notebooks bought for the purpose of vacationing by the seaside. Summer is long. Summer is hot. Once... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/2/09