Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shaquille O'Neill: Art Curator

Basketball icon Shaquille O'Neill is curating an exhibition at the FLAG Art Foundation in NYC titled Size Does Matter and includes work by Ron Mueck, Andreas Gursky and Charles Ray with a catalog essay by controversial author James Frey.
Many blogs and news sites are covering this story as the crossover of a sports figure to the arts field is noteworthy. Hopefully, this can create more interest in merging sports and art. For example, a sports stadium has a huge and captive audience. What a great condition to project art videos, sound art pieces and perhaps even performance type works at intermission to thousands of spectators.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Taipei Artists Rally for Rights

Organized by conceptual artist Tang Huang-chen, a mass demonstration by artists took place in Taipei on Oct. 31 in which they demanded a trade union for artists be set up.