What was the conversation like over your holiday table? Satisfied or are you still hungry? Here are some more healthy vitamins for you — it’s time to think some more:
- Letter from London | Scrooged. Have British artists finally settled down? “Publicity-grabbing stunts are refreshingly absent; ‘This year’s nominees (for the Turner Prize),’ says Ben Hoyle of the Times, ‘all paint, draw, or make objects that are recognisably works of art.”” How important is it that the short-list for this prized prize to draw controversy? Should we sigh in relief that the YBA’s have more years under there belt or are we still missing something?
- New Guest Blogger: Nova Benway
- What’s gotta give? Nova shares a 1983 Stuart Sherman interview by Kestutis Nakas from Your Program of Programs. This interview showcases Sherman’s naïve charm as a performer, with the added layer of Nakas’ good-natured lunacy.
- FLASHPOINTS: How does art respond to the natural world? Check out the work of William Christenberry. What can happens when an old building is claimed by its natural surroundings? His photos give a glimpse.
- Flash Points contributor and University of Riverside professor Jennifer Doyle is currently spending 2 weeks in India, traveling withthe Indian artist Riyas Komu. Check out the third in a series of dispatches from the road – Political Football
- Nicole Rounds Them Up! This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative explosions, and more…
- Teaching with Contemporary Art: Season’s Treatings from Joe Fusaro