Sandwiched: Jacob Fabricius Returns to Fulton Mall, Wearing Artworks

Jacob Fabricius. (Photo by The New York Observer)

Early in the afternoon last Wednesday, Jacob Fabricius, the director of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg, stood on a corner along Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, a stone’s throw from Conway, Footaction, Armani Exchange and Jimmy Jazz, wearing a sandwich board that read, “TEACH US TO OUTGROW OUR MADNESS,” on its front and back. People occasionally stopped to snap photos (many standing behind him) or talk. Read More


Francesco Bonami: ‘I Hate Ai Weiwei’

Bonami. (Courtesy PMC)

Over at Artsy Editorial, there’s a really great interview with the Italian-born, New York-based curator Francesco Bonami, who curated the 2003 Venice Biennale, the 2010 Whitney Biennial (with Gary Carrion-Murayari) and the just opened “Maurizio Cattelan: Kaputt” at the Fondation Beyeler, in Basel, Switzerland, where Artsy’s Marina Cashdan caught up with him. It seems like he was in a pretty frank mood! Read More


Getty Celebrates Storied Curator Harald Szeemann in New Video

Szeemann. (Courtesy Ingeborg Lüscher/Getty Research Institute)

The next time you have 10 minutes to spare, take a look at the brief and wonderful video below that the Getty Research Institute has put out about the legendary Swiss curator Harald Szeemann, who was responsible for shows like the breakout classic of post-minimalism “Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form” at Germany’s Kunsthalle Bern and Documenta 5, in Kassel, Germany in 1972. (And, whoa! Ubuweb has the whole catalogue for the former online.) Read More


Hans Ulrich Obrist Slams ‘Fly-In, Fly-Out Curating’

Obrist and Yoko Ono. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Over in the Financial Times, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, the co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, has a short article in which he urges curators “to shape exhibitions as long-duration projects and to consider issues of sustainability and legacy.” He sets up as a choice example a performance of John Cage’s 1987 ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) piece currently underway in Halberstadt, Germany, which is scheduled to last for 639 years. (It started Sept. 5, 2001.) Read More