- Frieze co-founder Amanda Sharp blames TV for Occupy Museums’ discontent. Regarding Occupy Museum’s planned protest against the New York fair, Sharp says, “They’ve seen art reality TV shows and they think they can make a career purely out of their work. That’s an unrealistic expectation so a lot more people feel disenfranchised.” [The Guardian via Reid Singer]
- Artist Walead Beshty will be this month’s guest blogger for Fotomuseum. So far, Besthy’s been blogging about what makes photography distinct from other media, and that’s a topic he knows inside and out. He’d better, considering that he’s an artist who makes photographs of photographs and sculpture of photography. Well, it’s something like that. [Fotomuseum Blog]
- Channel 4 is starting a new reality TV show that will help you make big life decisions based on the advice of…crowdsourcing? Yes, instead of asking a professional for advice, maybe it’s better to ask “a group of people who represent a cross-section of the UK population.” If you live in the UK, here’s how to apply. [Channel 4]
- Artist Brainard Carey published a motivational book for artists, entitled Making It in the Art World, and The Seattle P-I just reviewed it. The P-I emphasizes the sheer brainlessness of the book, stating that ”Carey writes likes he’s talking to a six-year old, and if that wasn’t clear enough he draws stick figures to illustrate concepts like attitude and incidents like an invitation to his studio.” [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
- What color is Rothko’s forearm? The Paris Review might have an answer (on the third row). [The Paris Review Blog]
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