This week: Novelist Joe Meno!
Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Great Lakes Book Award,Â and a finalist for the Story Prize, he is the author of five novels,Â The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, Hairstyles of the Damned,Â How the Hula Girl Sings, andÂ Tender as Hellfire. His short story collections areÂ Bluebirds Used to Croon in the ChoirÂ andÂ Demons in the Spring. His short fiction has been published in the likes ofÂ McSweeneyâ€™s,Â One Story, Swink, LIT,Â TriQuarterly,Â Other Voices,Â Gulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. He was a contributing editor toÂ Punk Planet, the seminal underground arts and politics magazine. His non-fiction has appeared inÂ The New York TimesÂ andÂ Chicago Magazine.
I haven’t updated in a bout week. After returning from New York I was swamped with art students trying to print their final projects. Everything will be back to normal this coming week. I’m hoping to post a recap of art viewing from my trip and a recap of what is going on with MOCA. In the meantime, The New York times has an article on next years Whitney Biennial curators. Former BAS guest Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari have been named curators of the 2010 show.
via the New York Times:
“…First, the Biennial. Although it seems as if there just was one (there was, ending in June), officials at the Whitney Museum of American Art are already plotting the sequel, scheduled to open in March 2010. This week they are announcing the choice of curators, who in years past have consisted of
all-Whitney teams, groups of outsiders, or variations in between.
This time the museum has paired Francesco Bonami, 53, a seasoned Italian-born curator with an international reputation, and Gary Carrion-Murayari, 28, a homegrown senior curatorial assistant. Mr. Bonami will serve as curator for the Biennial, with Mr. Carrion-Murayari acting as associate curator.”
Read the entire article here