Via our embedded reporter deep in the belly of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
- Hello Everybody,
Just heard an interesting rumor--that they are going to film the second season
of Art Star here at the 'tute. I never even saw any of the first season...but
how hilarious is that.
It will be almost as awesome as when The Real World was in Wicker Park and hipsters protested it. Yes, protested it. That was before the war started and gave them a greater sense of purpose. It makes sense though, because one of the show's creators, Chris Sperandio, is a sometimes teacher at SAIC. Although he is listed as an executive producer on the show's site, none of the press the show has gotten ever seems to mention him.
Go SAIC. This will be great for them. You know, cos the first season of Art Star was so successful. With all the people who saw it. On that satellite channel. And this will restore credibilty to the institution. Uuuum, moving along...
Item! - Via Artforum.com via The New York Times, we learn that Bob Fitzpatrick, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago will be retiring in 2008. The search is ON! Do YOU have what it takes to run an internationally renowned contemporary art center?
Well, you’re in luck! Art or Idiocy? is excited to announce the launch of The AESTHETE. A reality competition where contestants vie for the coveted roll of Director of the MCA. If you think you can shmooze, network, hobnob and determine the visual aesthetic of a major metropolitan city, and so on, then send a cover letter explaining why, along with your resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Item! - Did you hear that TWO Picassos were stolen? Gee, I don’t know what to say about that. I hope they get them back.
Item! - Art Chicago and Bridge Art Fair have finally announced their exhibitors. Gee, I don’t know what to say about that. I hope it works out for them.
Item! - Finally, last week stocks the world over fell, slid, crashed or whatever stock lingo word you like. Surprisingly no one has been theorizing about how the long nightmare of a prosperous art market may finally be ending.