keegan & nick's Infinite Sarcasm   05.14.15

Thomas Mulready of Cool Cleveland visits the gallery to interview keegan&nick, as they perform SPLASH Boxes, before the opening of Bounce, at SPACES.

Cool Cleveland


Keywords: bounce, keegan&nick, performance, video
Author: Bruce Edwards, swap coordiantor
Category: Links

links for 2010-07-27   07.27.10

Is your museum a commons or a zoo? (Still Water blog)

"In the market paradigm found in museum gift shops and universities dining halls, common spaces are often designed to attract visitors to spend money. In the zoo paradigm, as exemplified by Facebook, exhibiting private behaviors in public is the engine for a hidden economy. In a tribe, meanwhile, the purpose of economic transactions is to cement social bonds, rather than the other way around."

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2010-07-01   07.01.10

(Notes on) Politics, Theory & Photography: Museums as Money Laundering Institutions

Jim Johnson in regards to the protests surrounding BP funding of the arts: "I think we need to dispense with the moralism. What precisely is the alternative you propose? Government funding for the arts? Some sort of list of 'socially responsible' patrons? (How, in constructing such a list, do we decide which sins are the most egregious?) The art world (and the intellectual world more generally) is, let's face it thoroughly infused with commercial and political pressures. What is the alternative you are proposing?" (via the Art Law Blog)

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2010-06-20   06.20.10

Subway Sandwich Artist's Statement (Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency)

"I haven't worked extensively in roast beef. I'm more experienced in turkey and ham but recently I've learned a great deal experimenting in this new medium. I've been trying to push myself with new textures and colors. I love the way the meat has a sort of iridescence that dances across its surface like the dusk-red sun atop the stippled sea."

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2010-06-18   06.18.10

Utah firing squad death announced on Twitter (BBC News)

Shortly after midnight in the US state of Utah, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff picked up his Apple iPhone, opened up a Twitter app on his handset and began tweeting.

Instead, Mr Shurtleff used Twitter to announce that most important of all things: the death of a human being, convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner.

Jose Saramago, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist, Has Died - ArtsBeat Blog (

Jose Saramago, the Portuguese writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 with novels that combine surrealist experimentation and a kind of sardonic peasant pragmatism, has died at his home in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, his publisher said on Friday. He was 87.

Keywords: jose saramago, literature, nobel.prize, obituary
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

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