Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  April 1, 2010 at 10:27 AM EDT

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A cat, part of an installation called ‘How would you behave? A kitchen-cat talks’ by British artist Liam Gillick, sits on a cupboard at the ‘Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn. Gillick, whose work is exhibited from April 1 to August 8, 2010 under the title ‘One long walk…Two short piers’, counts among the most distinguished post-conceptual artists. Photo by Juergen Schwarz/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Happy National Poetry Month! Today at 1:00 EDT, poet Laureate Kay Ryan will anchor a collaborative video teleconference for students at community colleges around the nation, part of a project called Poetry for the Mind’s Eye (which Ryan discussed in an interview with Art Beat last October). The conference will be streamed live on the Library of Congress website.

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David Mills, a former journalist who turned to dramatic writing and producing for shows like “Homicide” and “The Wire”, died Tuesday at the age of 48. He collapsed on the set of the upcoming HBO series “Treme” from an aneurism, and died at the hospital.

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Several Hollywood trade groups have come out against proposed futures markets for movies (read about them here), sending letters of opposition to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington.