Komplaint Dept. - A Tour of the Monuments of Salt Lake City: Robert Smithson, the Melvins, and the Mormons
I went out to Salt Lake City to see Robert Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty,' give a talk at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and surprise my friends the Melvins at one of their shows.
Why has one of the best movies of the year gotten so many bad and iffy reviews, registering from lukewarm to hostile?
A candid conversation on the horrendous state of new construction in New York, with the crankiest of architecture critics, Ivana Force-Majeure, and our own Bob Nickas.
Now he wants to hang a 250-ton train above a park.
These ramblings pick up from the previous column, which commented on the recent case against Richard Prince, who was sued for copyright infringement by the photographer Patrick Cariou.
Bob Nickas is a kickass curator and writer. His latest book of collected writings is called Theft Is Vision (JRP/Ringier). He likes Art Basel, he likes Miami, and he likes the idea of getting away from this beastly New York weather. It's fucking...