Category Archives: Museum

How to measure freelance success

Unsurprisingly, financial security makes one able to consider artistic desires more fully, without worrying about food on the table. While the grand plans are still there, for now many of us would settle for being able to pay the rent.

Eleanor Turney: What does freelance success look like? in: guardian.co.uk, 2013-05-08.

Michael Landy: Saints Alive at London’s National Gallery preview

Artist Michael Landy, best known for his 2001 performance work Break Down in which he destroyed all his possessions, talks to Charlotte Higgins from an animatronics workshop. Landy gives a sneak preview to his new show – large-scale sculptures inspired by National Gallery paintings cast and assembled with refuse, a Landy trademark.

 

Source: youtube / TheGuardian

Jubiläumsausstellung “Expedition Grimm” in Kassel

Nachts noch auf der Althane geseßen, die Lindenblüthen erfüllten die ganze Luft. (Wilhelm Grimm 1821)

Tilman Spreckelsen: Austellung ‘Expedition Grimm.’ Erzählen, Edieren, Umarbeiten, in: faz.net, 28.4.2013

 

Doppelporträt von Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm, nach Ludwig Emil Grimm, 1843.

Twittern im Museum für Moderne Kunst

Vielleicht ist die Aktion eher eine Performance, ein Museumsflashmob mit medienkritischem Anspruch, der zeigen soll, wie kurzatmig das Kulturerleben geworden ist in einer Gesellschaft, in der sich alles ständig mit jedem auf Twitter oder Facebook teilen lässt, in der sich für manchen auch der Wert einer Ausstellung in den digitalen Einheiten von „Likes“ oder „Followers“ ausdrückt.

Anne Kohlick und Hannah Lühmann: Twittern im Museum. Alles aus zweiter Hand, in: faz.net, 2013-04-27.

Back to the 17th Century…

A 30-strong flashmob turn up at a shopping centre in Holland, arriving on horses and abseiling from ropes to reconstruct a Rembrandt painting. Unsuspecting shoppers in Breda were treated to the scene as actors in seventeenth century outfits reconstructed the painting, The Night Watch. The stunt took place to promote the re-opening of the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which has undergone an extensive restoration program since 2003. Report by Sophie Foster.

ITN 2013-04-05

Libraries as repositories for the digital universe

From this point forward, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library and Trinity College Library Dublin will have the right to receive a copy of every UK electronic publication, on the same basis as they have received print publications such as books, magazines and newspapers for several centuries. (…)
The regulations, known as legal deposit, will ensure that ephemeral materials like websites can be collected, preserved forever and made available to future generations of researchers, providing the fullest possible record of life and society in the UK in the 21st century for people 50, 100, even 200 or more years in the future.

See also: British Library: The Curators’ 100