Saturday 30 July 2016

Reading list, 30 July 2016

A really lovely piece of writing by Tina Barton accompanies a selection of Pip Culbert's work at Artspace.

In which women continue to agonise over their voices.

Google has updated its Arts and Culture website. It has a lot of slick features (Mary Cassatt's work organised by colour, Gothic art organised by chronology) and three galleries (including the AGNSW) are participating in the Art Recognizer, which looks like it uses Google's image search / image recognition to present you with curated web information when you hold your phone up to a (a? all?) work. I'm genuinely curious as to whether this art-discovery tool will reach more people via Google than it would if pushed out through a museum's brand.
I’ve always called the archive her lover. To marry one man, she negotiated owning another man, whom she’s devoted her life to. It’s a weird love triangle, and I’m the other woman.
Alice Gregory for the New Yorker on the archives of architect Luis Barragán, and artist Jill Magid's project around how the archive's owners restricts access (involves diamonds, and descriptions of people such as his taste in women was particular: willowy, dark, with, as Poniatowska put it, “the big, hollow eyes of someone who has suffered.”)

Artists, architects and curators on what does and doesn't make a great museum (from a displaying-art point of view).

Shelley Bernstein on introducing visitor photography at The Barnes (or not).

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