Saturday, September 22, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Friday, September 21, 2007

lg coffee (light/sweet)
med serving of chicken curry with couscous (net wt. 11 oz.)
bag of onion/sour cream potato chips (net wt. 1 oz.)
bag of bbq potato chips (net wt. 1 oz.)
lg coffee (light/sweet)
lg serving of chinese food (mixed medley)
sm-med amount of shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 pack of cigarettes

This is (not) a review of Christoph Büchel’s Training Ground for Democracy at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

List Of Demands Büchel sent to MASS MoCA director Joe Thompson (excerpted from a seven-page Artist Statement)

patron opinion:

"We should be sensitive to the rights of a visual artist to maintain control over his/her work. However, the way this artist has acted (as I learned from MassMoca’s documentation in the backroom exhibit) is frivolous and unreasonable. As a long-standing supporter of MassMoca, I’m concerned about a situation in which funds that could be used otherwise are being squandered to satisfy the oversized ego of a Swiss artist. I think the museum, as a not-for-profit organization supported in part by donations and membership fees, is correct in soliciting opinions from its membership base in this important matter. I hope that a documentation of these opinions will have additional weight in Court."

Joachim Frank (taken from the comments section - MASS MoCA blog)

more opinion:

When an artist sadly becomes a prima-donna


ARTJAIL, The fine art of punishment™ (The Barnes Collection and the Youth Study Center)


quote of the day:

"She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day."

Police Maj. SCOTT PARE on an MIT student who was arrested at gunpoint at Logan International Airport for wearing what turned out to be a fake bomb

related article:

Student Says She Was Wearing 'Art,' Not Bomb... Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Charges


Buchel vs MASS MoCA

bonus round:

Protesting monks meet democracy leader/Nobel laureate Suu Kyi


acknowledgement to Anaba Blog for reportage/deep background information (links)

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