A partial and subjective round-up of art-world events, news stories, blog links and other happenings in Chicago and beyond that got me thinkin’ this week.
*New City reports that the Chicago Tribune narrowly avoided a planned protest event after the Trib’s Associate Managing Editor Geoff Brown agreed to meet with artists Lowell Thompson, Ashley Moy-Wooten and gallerist Andre Guichard to discuss the paper’s lack of coverage of African American artists and the South Side’s art scene. (Read the full article in this week’s Newcity Art).
*Collector sues Luis Vuitton and L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art over fraudulent Takashi Murakami art prints–or handbags–or something (Los Angeles Times).
*New School Apologizes for its handling of adjunct faculty firings (New York Times). Also see Hrag Vartanian’s ongoing coverage of what’s happening with the New School/Parsons protests and controversies – his coverage offers some of the most comprehensive, blog-wise.
*Two online interviews with Chicago’s InCUBATE spotted this week: Art21 blogger Beth Capper interviews the collective’s Abigail Satinsky here; Rhizome‘s Ceci Moss talks to the group collectively here.
*Roberta Smith interviewed in April issue of the Brooklyn Rail (via Two Coats of Paint; I read the full text earlier this week, however, as of this writing the Brooklyn Rail’s website seems to be down).