Leanne Goebel writes about Edward Ranney at the Denver Art Museum and interviews Brendan Tang for adobeairstream.com.
Is a Titan IV Stage II rocket engine a work of art? It was designed to fly to Saturn, but never made the journey. How about a B61 Thermonuclear Bomb? According to Adam Lerner and Paul Andersen, curators of Energy Effects: Art and Artifacts from the Landscape of Glorious Excess “nuclear weapons are designed to produce fear, and thereby they are made specifically to prevent their own use.” Try telling that to the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In SW Colorado the town of Pagosa Springs comes together to replace a decaying downtown mural. The new mural designed by artist Jeffry Haas and Hayley Goodman was completed with the help of local high school students.
The primary buyers of art seem to be hotels, hospital and blue-chip billionaires hedging their funds in Warhols and Picasso’s. Collectors are not spending their discretionary income because their walls are already filled. Artwork Network doesn’t claim to be an art expert and they are not representing artists. For them, art is a product and they are a tool to help sell that product. Perhaps websites like Artwork Network can build their brand around a new kind of art buyer, one that doesn’t have to know the difference between acrylic and oil, whose willing to spend $500 for something because they like it and it matches the furniture, and for whom art is not a luxury but a necessity.
Hickey chats up empty room in Denver at AWP, says he will quit teaching writing.
Sargent tells his side of the story following his resignation from the NEA.
From Denver to Las Vegas, the Grammy’s to the Tobin Collection at the McNay Art Museum and updates on new grant programs for the state of Colorado and attendance results for the arts in the Mountain Region as well as a video of Embrace! at the Denver Art Museum. Leanne Goebel covers it all for adobeairstream.com.
Was Wael Shawky censored by SITE Santa Fe? And did they have reasonable grounds to ask him to change his concept? He did, but the controversy remains when the artist showed his New Mexico work in Egypt and Jordan.
Today, everything within the walls of the art world, from the educational language spouted by museums to the highly intellectualized language of the critics seems pedantic and purple. …Writing about art was not a job for Judd, it was a declaration and a manifesto.
Recent articles written by Leanne Goebel published at adobeairstream.com include “Chicken Shack Village” at BMOCA, Christoph Heinrich name director of Denver Art Museum, Embrace!, and the re opening of Donald Judd’s concrete works in Marfa, TX