Tuesday 12 January 2010

Web muster

Most of the news from America the past two days has been speculation over, and confirmation of, dealer Jeffrey Deitch as the new director of the troubled Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA). The appointment of a dealer gallery owner as the head of a not-for-profit art museum is unprecedented, and raised a lot of discussion about whether this is an appropriate move:
A long and thoughtful article by Andras Szanto on the year ahead for US museums (with some interesting stats on changing visitor demographics)

In the wake of the Bill Henson fiasco, the NSW Child Pornography Working Party has recommended removing artistic merit as a defence for the use of images of children deemed to be pornographic. Makes interesting reading alongside this piece on the ethical implications of photographer Elinor Carucci's work in the Guardian today (which dwells on Sally Mann, but doesn't mention Henson)

And some eye candy - photographs of renovations at the Stedelijk

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