Just a few articles I found interesting this weekend. The first is about a show at the Gagosian Gallery of Picasso. The thing I found interesting in this article is about the increased professionalization of gallery shows, how galleries are increasingly producing scholarly shows and receiving more cooperation with museums for loans. Also that because museums planned this years shows in 2008, when the economy was tanking, this year is especially sparse in large exhibitions, and that private galleries are in a way stepping into the void.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/arts/artsspecial/art-gallery-shows-stir-excitement-of-their-own.html?ref=design

The second caught my attention because, well, there’s a slide. The New Museum is installing a clear plastic slide in their galleries that guests can slide down. Just some fun participation in art.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/arts/design/carsten-holler-is-installing-a-slide-at-new-museum.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2

The last just follows up on our discussion of “Work of Art” on bravo. Basically the article notes that the second season started a few weeks ago, and was practically ignored compared to the hoopla it created the first time around.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glen-helfand/in-search-of-greatness-ca_b_1014302.html

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