more favorites of 2005
Favorite piece of my own writing: my review of Sacred Wild at apexart. It's one of the first things I wrote for this blog and I still like the ideas it generated for me.
Favorite museum show: Basquiat at the Brooklyn Museum. Here's my blog entry, No Mundane Options. Runner-up: Visual Music at the Hirshhorn.
Favorite art writing (published): The American Sublime by Arthur Danto.
Favorite art writing (online): Tyler Green on Shirin Neshat. Technically I don't think it was written in 2005 by it was posted on line in the past year.
Favorite art satire (online): George W. Bush as Performance Artist.
Favorite art satire (television): The Gates on the The Daily Show. Go here to view the video, and a transcript is here. Somebody on the Daily Show's staff sure has read some pretentious art writing to get this skit so right.
Stewart: So, you believe that shrouding these walkways in these orange curtains will somehow change our lives in New York?Favorite non-museum art: This art wasn't created in 2005, but that's when I saw it. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, by Alex Grey.
Stephen: Oh, it's happening already Jon. Just today I saw an installation artist take a sandwich and ... and wrap it in a paper like substance, almost waxy in texture, and he kept wrapping it, and I'm not doing it justice here, he kept wrapping until he visually achieved 'not-sandwich', then, this is the genius part Jon, at the last minute he cut it in two, in a final act of 're-sandwichment'.
Favorite Top-Ten list: James Bailey, on DC Art News. Good God, but that man can spill out the words.
Favorite Blog: Eyeteeth. I like the eclectic mix of politics, culture and art.
I could go on forever. I will probably have one or two more, but that's it for now.