Are you having trouble understanding artists through their art? Understand them through their STUFF instead. In this edition of STUFF we bring you the youngest artist we’ve featured thus far, Jonas Lund. (He’s under 30.) Unsurprisingly this New Media artist’s STUFF is heavy on technology.
Liverpool is in shambles. The Liverpool Museums lost 15% of their government funding this year. It’s likely that one in four employees will be laid off. [M&H Online]
David Zwirner is on an expansion binge. Last week, the gallery announced plans for a new space in London. As if that weren’t enough, the gallery is adding Chelsea real estate by building a “five-story exhibition and project space.” [Art Observed]
In 1971, Cindy Nemser was bored by conceptual art, made by the “spoiled, and frustrated individuals of our day.” Instead of conceptual art, she prophesied that technology would become the high art of contemporary culture, and that “the greatest example of art today is to be found in the IBM building.” [art agenda]
Doesn’t anyone remember the ending to Jurassic Park? A team of scientists from South Korea and Russia are in the midst of cloning a wooly mammoth and their next move is cloning dinosaurs: ”[W]e will shake the world once again by creating a live Jurassic Park that would be incomparable to Spielberg’s imaginative Jurassic Park.” [Slate]
Going to SXSW? Be prepared for the newest in bad taste: homeless people have been turned into wi-fi hotspots. [Digital Journal]
Yesterday, Greg Smith quit his job as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. The same day, he lambasted the financial giant in The New York Times, calling the company ”toxic” and “destructive,” a place where employees regularly talk about ripping off clients. [The New York Times]