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Miami Slice: Art Basel Early Bird Special. White Vinyl. Perrotin. Diet. Dorsch. Seven. (in progress)

Saturday, November 27, 2010. Landing in Miami a few days before the wall-to-wall insanity commenced, I had a chance to take the temperature of the town, to selectively buzz through various Wynwood galleries and project spaces, to survey the tents of Art Miami, -Scope et. al. on Midtown Boulevard, to watch the graffiti boys throw up a mural on the side of a garage, to hook up both with the local scene and with other recent arrivals lured by the heady promise of Art Basel week.

In other words, I felt commendably and reassuringly early. That is, until Jill Clark, an art adviser from New York now relocated to South Beach, informed me that Basel-themed parties generally start in the middle of November, two full weeks before my arrival. Faced with the looming, inevitable immanence of the Great Influx and its concomitant doses of frenzy and glamor, many art dealers, club owners, party promoters, real estate speculators, fashion doyennes and benefit committees cannot resist the obvious marketing ploy. They resolutely hang their efforts on that familiar ABMB shingle, hoping to define their event as some sort of preamble


Die Umnachtung der Eliten

finally a sober analysis of the euro crisis and an idea how to fix the mess. from taz, 11/25/2010:

IRLAND Immer mehr EU-Länder gehen pleite. Wir brauchen einen europäischen Währungsfonds, der die Zinspolitik verändert und die Realwirtschaft stärkt


Gentils virus en veine de communion picturale

Gentils virus en veine de communion picturaleGentils virus en veine de communion picturale

Joseph Nechvatal : Gentils virus en veine de communion picturale

Florent Founès

http://www.artsthree.com/article/230910-joseph-nechvatal-gentils-virus-e...


Review of Art rétinal revisité: histoire de l’oeil

Digitalarti Mag #4Digitalarti Mag #4

Noisy Viral Threat : Joseph Nechvatal
Review of Art rétinal revisité: histoire de l’oeil
by
Manuela de Barros

Published in Digitalarti Mag #4
October 2010


Terror in Berlin

One could call this an advance review, or just
a NOTIFICATION, about the upcoming Art Forum Berlin,

an event which, in its name, is already a challenge to the sovereignty of what is still the top art magazine and art arbiter of the world,
Artforum.

As I open my "yahoo.de" site, for personal email, I see that Berlin is especially targeted, they say, for attacks by El-Queda on US citizens.


US Responsibility for 9/11

A few months after the 9/11 attacks, the New Museum exhibited works of the artists who had had studios in the World Trade Center. One of those artists was my artist-firm, Ocean Earth, but by a margin, namely the personal approval of such a residency by Mouktar Kocache.


Collective Collectivization

Collective Show 2010
Participant, 253 East Houston Street, NYC
September 15-26, 2010


Ventriloquizing Gramsci

I heard the opening movement of the requiem for communism, The Gramsci Project, as it was played at LaGuardia Community College. Standing before a photo blowup of the sainted Depression-era mayor of New York pressing the flesh, artist Thomas Hirschhorn presented a slide show about the Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival he produced in 2009 in a housing project outside Amsterdam. He was invited to Queens by professor Charity Scribner as part of her class’s Gramsci Project.


Brooklyn Rail review of "Towards an Immersive Intelligence"

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Towards an Immersive IntelligenceTowards an Immersive Intelligence

A review of my book "Towards an Immersive Intelligence" has been published in the May issue of the Brooklyn Rail here:
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2010/05/books/immersion-infinity-and-the-qua...

One can buy Towards an Immersive Intelligence now at Amazon.com here:


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