News & links from Metropolis M & co.
Leuk portret van Jeff Koons: Three decades into a choppy but astonishingly high-profile career, Koons remains something of a boy wonder—a trim, soft-spoken, systematic, and tightly scheduled puppet master who speaks in a reassuring near singsong, his language all patient, bright-eyed affirmation, as if reciting from a well-worn, well-worked-out self-help text . Met speciale aandacht voor Buster Balloon, zijn ballonnen expert. DR - 20.05.13
The last full-time art critic in the city of Chicago was laid off by Time Out magazine last month. Now, there are fewer than ten full-time art critics employed by newspapers and magazines in the country. DR - 20.05.13
Daft Punk's new album is astoundingly ambitious, creating a frenzy even before it has appeared. Dorian Lynskey gets beyond the helmets to talk to the notoriously shy French duo DR - 19.05.13
Final Call 17.05.13
The Gallerist Programma of De Appel is looking for candidates.
23 May - Onomatopee at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven: A day’s programme on poetry and freedom in a European context. DR - 16.05.13
Director outlines vision for new Palestinian Museum. Jack Persekian emphasises giving a voice to local history, as foundation stones are laid. DR - 15.05.13
Buoyant Mood and High Quality Work Equal Strong Sales 15.05.13
The second edition of Frieze New York closed on Monday 13 May with galleries reporting high collector attendance and robust sales across all levels of the market.
What's the point of art school? Live blog The Guardian DR - 14.05.13
Join Nicoline van Harskamp (and her team at NASA) for the last and full reading day of Reading Anarchism with Katrin Böhm, Melanie Bonajo, John Jordan and Elena Loizidou. With music by Almudena Rubio Perez.
More on Frieze New York (no images). Also here (images). And here (a case of censorship - met voor de Nederlanders een hoog kroningsdaggehalte - 'overijverige dienders' van wie de organisatie zich distantieert). DR - 11.05.13