Saturday, May 25, 2013

RMB City by Cao Fei

Notes 'n Links for Me: Obrist's Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Curating (Part I)

Below are notes from reading Notes from Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Curating (But Were Afraid to Ask)  by Hans Ulrich Obrist, as a sampling of references I wanted to collect links on...

"...William Sandberg, the greatest of all post-war museum directors..." p. 38


Marcel Janco
1895, Bucharest, Romania - 1984, Ein Hod, Israel
Portrait of Willem Sandberg 
Brown chalk and felt-tip pen on paper
21 x 15.8 cm
Gift of the Janco Family, Tel Aviv
© Dvora Janco, Tel Aviv
Accession number: B93.0728



The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications[Paperback]

David Deutsch 

YOU'VE LWAYS GOT TO HAVE YET ANOTHER ACTIVITY THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT, AND THEN EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT p. 51


The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
April 17, 2013April 17, 2013

Overview

Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments.
This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the original, on the Las Vegas strip, and Part II, "Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or the Decorated Shed," a generalization from the findings of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl. (The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.) The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm's work.
(*- See Partner without the Prize...NYTimes April 17, 2013)
Obrist reference p. 70
"...Whenever I'm in China and I speak to the Youngest artists, I say, 'Who is your hero?' And so many say HUANG YONG PING..." p. 78
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YONA FRIEDMAN

Cao Fei has developed an amazing work called RMB City a virtual reality city located in Second Life, a city that produces an online art communiyt and platform for production of reality.
p. 82
"...the beauty of an exhibition is that it's a nonlinear experience, so you can return to a painting...I love you know, T.J. Clark's new book, The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing..." p. 92



The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Frank Stella and Huang Yong Ping in Conversation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Frank Stella and Huang Yong Ping in Conversation