~S.O.S . . . in Paris ?
so, NO . . . it’s NOT just us !! everybody be on life support !!
they are sending out an S.O.S. – in Paris, too.
in fact you could even call it, kinda ‘quick’ sound bite-wise, the summer of:
life support vs. the ghosts. ha.
the dead walking vs. the walking dead !!
and a little cruel if you include Batman.
the director in question, that be JEFFREY DEITCH.
my take, thanks for asking !!
1. it’s ok, for directors to curate – esp contemporary art museums that have to downscale, and most importantly be light on their feet. BUT, you are only as good as your last show, esp in LA !!!!!!
and you should have some social skills, no ?
2. maybe, the holy trinity of artist, dealer, collector – where the said dealer becomes a museum director in an institution mostly funded by the same collector – is maybe NOT, ok.
3. JEFFREY would be ok, if ELI hadn’t pulled the $ plug.
4. and the other trustees don’t want to pay up anymore – now that Eli’s completely taken over and booted their side of the camp, i.e. the ousted curator Paul Schimmel and all the other resigned-from-the-board artists, like John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha.
hey, they liked having Ed over for dinner.
from the press release:
BRUNO SERRALONGUE’s new solo show at Air de Paris presents a selection of photographs from his recent series: South Sudan 2011, on the official commemoration of the country’s independence; Kosovo 2009, still in preparation, on the construction of a new country in Europe; and Florange 2012, the working title for a series on the industrial dispute at Arcelor Mittal in France . . . .
Bruno Serralongue was born in Chatellerault in 1968. He lives and works in Paris, and since 2004 has been teaching at the Geneva University of Art and Design . . . .
BIENVENUE/Welcome – check out: AIR DE PARIS, PARIS-FRANCE
AIR DE PARIS – 32, rue LOUIS WEISS, PARIS-FRANCE.
TROIS EXPOSITIONS DU 14 SEPTEMBRE AU 21 OCTOBRE 2012
VERNISSAGE VENDREDI 14 SEPTEMBRE 2012 de 18 h a 21 h.
BRUNO SERRALONGUE – ‘Histoire des avant-dernieres luttes.’
AARON FLINT JAMISON
and, JEAN-MARIE APPRIOU – ‘Ginger Succubes’ – dans la vintrine/in the window