18 December 2009


"....the divans and settees in the final room were placed just so to give visitors a spot to rest and discretely breastfeed a newborn baby, or to sink into a space of lazy, navel-gazing thought - as someone might on the therapist's couch."
- T'ai Smith "West(ern) Waste(land): On Franz West at the Baltimore Art Museum" published in Texte Zur Kunst, June 2009


Anonymous said...

I really think Jerry should stop being shy about this issue. It's all because of him. He should stand up and take a bow. Or maybe a curtsy, considering the context.

Forget Bonami's disclaimer about not looking for women artists. It is Jerry's constant (preening for a Pulitzer)(no, strike that) carping on the issue of sexual parity that has finally achieved the magical ratio of 52/48 with women on top. BTW does this consider Bruce High Quality Foundation as a single male entity? Because if you consider each of the main Bruces, the ratio would tip back to the patriarchy.

As the old walls come tumbling down, we have to ask ourselves: Which is the greater barometer of changing times? The first ever Afro-American president? Or the ratio of women in the Whitney Biennial rising from 40% in 2008 to 52% in 2010?
By math_is_yahoo on 12/12/2009 at 4:16am

Read more: Saltz on Art’s Triumph: Women Win Slim Majority in Next Whitney Biennial -- Vulture http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2009/12/triumph_women_artists_win_slim.html#ixzz0aAm9S9PL

Anonymous said...

Professor Seigel's book is
especially useful for its thumbnail summary of what might
be called the Ten Warning Signs of Bohemianism. According
to Seigel, these are:

1. Odd dress.
2. Long hair.
3. Living for the moment.
4. Sexual freedom.
5. Having no stable residence.
6. Radical political enthusiasms.
7. Drink.
8. Drugs.
9. Irregular work patterns.
10. Addiction to nightlife.