It was quite a busy Texas weekend with the conclusion of our 11.2 IAIR exhibitions, inaugural Houston Fine Arts Fair, 10th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, wins for the Longhorns, Aggies, Texans, and Cowboys, and not to be overlooked, the recently concluded Friday Night Lights taking home two Emmy awards (finally).
As you attempt to get back into a work-week rhythm, Artpace presents to you art-related links you might have missed:
- Fine art meets fashion at New York’s Fashion Week.
- Amit Sood, head of Google Art Project, sat down with journalist Michael Kurcfeld to discuss Google’s plans for revolutionizing the museum experience. At one point in the video, Sood reflects on his own experience of viewing Van Gogh’s Starry Night on the Art Project, “[Art Project] helps you see more than what you might be able to see with the human eye in standing in front of a painting and that allows you to want to go back and see it again with a different perspective.”
- Boston Globe writer Mark Feeney chronicles a portion of his viewing experience with Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Writes Feeney, “Whether you find The Clock transfixing, tedious, or both (which is by no means beyond the realm of possibility), you have to concede that it’s a stupendous achievement.”
- Last week, ARTnews launched its new website. Check it out. Thoughts?
- Finally, Claire Ruud of Glasstire writes a follow-up to her “Mind Games, Museums, and Suggested Donations” feature. “Museums’ pricing structures aren’t a question of universal morality. They’re a question of mission. Mission first.”
We understand Mondays can be daunting, but remember to pace yourself.
Image: Isaac Julien, Paradise (Omeros). Three-screen DVD projection. (Artist multiple available at Houston Fine Arts Fair.)