Monday’s Art Notes
Video scenes of the sky are projected through a scrim onto plants in ‘Strange Skies: Travel Documentaries for Plants’ by conceptual artist Jonathon Keats, which ran at the AC Institute Art Gallery in New York until March 13. Keats said he is presenting a series of travel documentaries specifically targeted to the plant kingdom, screening a selection of views of the sky filmed in the United States and Europe. The scrim diffuses the picture, streaming changing tints of blue onto the foliage below. Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images.
The SxSW Music and Media Conference wrapped up over the weekend. The New York Times says that ‘catchiness’ defined much of the music on play at the festival. The Wall Street Journal reported on the crowds (much bigger this year than in previous years). Wired Magazine looks at how online social networking can’t beat actual in-person networking for bands. And NPR Music has a dispatch from the moving tribute concert for the late Alex Chilton, who died last week. Plus, you can find much more at NPR Music here.
On Sunday, the people who unpack, assemble and hang art at museums and galleries competed in New York to be named Olympians of art handling.
Ninety-five thousand descendants of Muhammad have filed a libel case in Britain over cartoons that depicted the Islamic prophet in the Danish press. They say the cartoons were accessible in Britain over the Internet.
A letter about the suicide of Virginia Woolf has emerged from the archives of two women from the same Bloomsbury literary circle, which have just been opened to the public. The note was written by her brother-in-law, Clive Bell, when it became clear that the author had disappeared for good.