William Sarradet and Brandon Zech discuss Meta’s new virtual world and the recently proposed plans to modernize the interior of Notre Dame in Paris.
“That would put the fear of God into you, if you walked into Notre Dame and there was a giant Louise Bourgeois spider looming overhead.”
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This week’s podcast is sponsored in part by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the museum’s exhibition, Francesca Fuchs: Serious and Slightly Funny Things, which is on view from December 18, 2021 through March 13, 2022. Houston-based artist Francesca Fuchs creates paintings and sculptures about artifacts from our daily lives. Using subtle color and shadow, Fuchs dissolves the distinction between high and low, between personal and public, between what we feel and what we know. AMSET is open 7 days a week and admission is free. For more information, visit amset.org.
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