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What I'm reading

Philippa P.B. HughesBy Philippa P.B. Hughes on Jul 15, 2011 | Add a Comment Add a Comment (14)

What I'm reading

Graffiti from the Red Line. (Photo: flickr/eyespahn)

“Fair Apparent: As the Massive (e)merge Art Fair Looms, Curators Plan a DIY Alternative” - To counterpoint the (e)merge Art Fair, artists Alex Ventura and Victoria Milko plan their own art fair, But Is It Art?  Read more about the inspiration for their project here!  [City Paper]

“The Recession’s Surprise Survivor: The Arts” - A recent report by the National Endowment for the Arts states that artists and creative folks will experience high growth rates through 2018.  [The Atlantic]

“Libya Street Art: Anti-Gaddafi Caricatures and Posters Pop Up in Benghazi and other Rebel Cities” - Check out some great shots of Libyan street art that displays Libyan rebels’ feelings towards Muammar Gaddafi.  [Huffington Post]

“Inside Metro Graffiti: A Q&A with the director of ‘The Red Line D.C. Project’ - Saaret Yoseph shares the ideas behind her documentary, which focuses on where ‘public space, public art,  and public transportation intersect.’ [TBD]

“Study: Men Who Dig Art and Culture are Happier, Healthier and Calmer” -  You hear that guys?  Go get your culture on, it’s good for your health! [Posterous]

“Critic’s Notebook: Woody Allen, Terrence Malick engage in architectural nostalgia” - Christopher Hawthorne notes the similarities between Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ and Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” [LA Times]

“Science to Art, and Vice Versa” - Nathalie Miebach uses science to create art, while Mathew McCrory uses art to benefit science. These two people have never met one another, but they both “invested in the idea that better visualization leads to better thinking,” thereby disproving the concept of science versus art. [NY Times]

“NYC’s 4 Best Summer Pop-Up Shops” - A few of the best New York City pop-up shops! [CBS]

“America’s Debt: Shame on Them” - As the U.S. grows closer to defaulting, the Economist looks at those responsible, and places the blame on the Republicans. [Economist]

“Charles Saatchi: The Man Who Reinvented Art” -  Charles Saatchi is responsible for inventing a new kind of art and thereby led the way to a new kind of art economy.  Read his story here!  [Guardian]

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