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Objects in the Mirror #5: Selling Out

Objects in the Mirror #5: Selling Out

I tried getting money from the Non-creative Arts Council of Houston. Applying for a NACHO grant is as degrading as pathological fraternity hazing. NACHO says You work on Art Street, I own you! Quit your crying! The NACHO people think their job is to turn artists into submissive, fear-based art-bureaucrats like them. Ugh. I'd rather hustle. At least I'd get to keep some self respect.
Objects in the Mirror #4: Dirty Laundry

Objects in the Mirror #4: Dirty Laundry

I'm so mega-successful I don't even blow the foam off my own beer. Servants, assistants, entourage — call them what you want but once they took over the little chores, spare time started stretching out before me like a big yawn. Eventually, I found ways to fill it. Nowadays, between late-night massages, morning tennis lessons and afternoons at the yacht club, I barely have timeto be a creative genius. But it wasn't always this way.
Skipping Miami, Part 1: Paul Slocum

Skipping Miami, Part 1: Paul Slocum

Video: Ex-Texan Paul Slocum answers Glasstire's questions about post-internet art, Spirit Surfers, and his gallery's chapter in Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century.
William Kentridge’s Poetic Cinema

William Kentridge’s Poetic Cinema

In the same way that Kentridge’s lines don’t completely disappear as his drawings progress: even though Apartheid is ended, the tension and strife remains, both in memory and in daily life.
Jennie Ottinger at The Reading Room

Jennie Ottinger at The Reading Room

While the exhibition looks unassuming, its intent is oddly ambitious: to make a case that for the sake of some kinds of meaningful communication, the post office and its mail system should be saved.
Deborah Roberts: One and Many

Deborah Roberts: One and Many

To make political work without literally telling the viewer how he should think or feel is a tall order, yet Roberts pulls it off with empathy that is as ferocious as it is vulnerable.