Monday, January 16, 2012

Links from the Heart

by Robert Boyd

Michael Bise and Adrian Page
Michael Bise and Adrian Page

Gave him a transplant for a brand new start. This certainly is good news! Houston artist and writer Michael Bise, who has been waiting for a heart transplant for a while now, got a new heart on January 12. (And while the operation is done, I'm sure he'd still like a donation to help pay for it.) I suspect the recovery time from such an operation is not brief, but I hope he can soon restart the comic strip he was drawing about his experience as a transplant patient, Life on the List. What I fear is that he may have gotten the heart of a saintly, empathic person, and that it will prevent him from writing the brutally honest art reviews that Houston sorely needs. [Glasstire]

3G International
Electroboutique (Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev), 3G International

All Power to the  Texters! I liked 3G International by the Russian team Electroboutique for two reasons. First, I found it a witty appropriation of Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International (it seems to be a popular icon to recreate these days--see Ai Weiwei's version). Second, this is part of an art exhibit in a science museum! This seems like a natural combination--the Houston Museum of Natural Science sometimes shows art; maybe they can bring this exhibit here. [Rhizome]

Simpsons in a museum
The Simpsons encounter Picasso--over and over

The Simpsons do art history. Someone with way way too much time on her hands compiled a list of 100 art historical references from The Simpsons. [Complex]

Rothko Cookies
Mimi O Chun, Mark Rothko tribute cookies

They should serve these at the Rothko Chapel. They might make the whole experience a little less gloomy. [Aesthetics of Joy]


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