there is no such thing as a good painting without an idea, and there is no such thing as a good idea without a form.
session with robert storr, dean, yale school or art, director of the last biennale.
Robert Storr is an American curator, academic, critic, and painter. He was named Dean of the Yale School of Art for a five-year period beginning July 2006 and was the director of the Venice Biennale in 2007. He has been described as a “vital link between the museum world and academia” and “a gifted writer”.
here is an interview
wrote 2 books on richter, my favorite current artist. doubt and belief in painting is an interesting one
- next biennale in june. i am going who is coming?
- volta in basel as well
- brazillian favelas as creating and designing a neighborhood
- artists that are ‘successful’ are often not from the country in which they become popular. their identity and nationality is complex. if art is ahead of ‘culture’ by decades, how does that reflect on identity and globalization?
- does art have silos?
- demian hirst as ‘bad art’? important cultural figure but not good enough?
- artists who have done well in their regions, local galleries, that is where real art happens
- no real art capital where things are happening. berlin is going to be the next place.
a god has died, a new one is born.
- l’appartment 22, morocco
- wallid raad, the atlas project
- suspicion of collective a priori requirements, though is an indispensable phase
- respect something that is moving along in its own way
identity should be like garments of north africa. once in a while some nakedness should be visible.
- art as a form of foreign policy
- maus, a great book
- studio museum harlem
- cartoons as art. i agree that it is an under-rated medium
- art as a way to learn how to learn
- artis, promoting israeli contemporary art
- artis, art tours study abroad.
- imitating art similar to learning another language.
- breaching the barrier, like karioke for the first time