"She’s not sure she has a mission, but if pressed she’d say it was to close the two cultures gap between literacy in science and art – not least because it represents our best chance of preserving the planet on which we all live." Considering the previous post about the aesthetics of form, Parker's sculpture is about the accidental aesthetic accidents that proceed from controlled destruction and not from creation.
Finally, this blog has documented some idiocy over the years but this is a new one. French artist Loris Greaud lost his bottle with an art critic over the opening criticism of his latest show in Dallas and had a group of performance artists destroy the whole thing. Why on earth did he bother in the first place if he couldn't handle the criticism and had to throw a juvenile hissy fit? He is in the wrong profession. Only an artist who is profoundly confused about the purpose of art criticism, which is by its very nature just an opinion, would demand that reviews of his exhibitions be simple and objective. Those types of reviews do exist; they’re actually called press releases.
Then there is this information about a west coast USA artist who had her identity and cash stolen and exacted a revenge with an art project. A neat kind of balancing of the account!
Lastly this letter to my younger self has struck a chord with many artists and is circulating on the net.