This week’s this and that…
*Threewalls and The Green Lantern Press publish The Artists Run Chicago Digest, which complements the exhibition that was on view at the Hyde Park Art Center last summer. Release party: October 30th, 2009.
*Donald Young one of 65 gallerists not returning to Art Basel Miami this year. However Rhona Hoffman Gallery will be back for the Fair’s 2009 installment.
*MOCA’s in Turnaround: The L.A. Museum has raised $60 million since last December, putting it on path to recovery.
*Outsider(ish) art hits the iPhone with new Daniel Johnston video game app; too bad Johnston himself has no idea what an iPhone is.
*Bike Rides: The Exhibition: New exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum “explores the growing relevance of bicycles in contemporary art and culture;” musician/bicycle enthusiast David Byrne is an adviser to the exhibition (Via Artipedia).
*What’s the matter with Frank Lloyd Wright’s 100 year old Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL? Turns out, a lot.
*Phong Bui interviews Agnes Gund for The Brooklyn Rail.
*New online art mag: James Wagner and Barry Hoggard launch Idiom, “an online publication of urban artistic practice.”
*Rant of the Week (technically it was last week, but I’m behind on the news): Charlie Finch on Dave Hickey’s “The Good Ennui” lecture at the SVA. Watch Hickey’s lecture on YouTube here (it was posted, yanked, and now it’s back up again).