Wednesday, June 27, 2007

tonight (June 27, at 7pm) at mocad

State of the Art: Arts Writing in Detroit
"A dialog on collecting would not be complete without a look at the state of arts writing whether it be from an academic perspective, print journalism, or internet-based perspective. Several members of the Detroit arts writing community take a detailed look at this important topic."

hmmm.....and it even says "internet-based perspective"! oh, well mocad...guess I will just go back to posting these silly art pics and fumbled words...

Presenters will include: Jeffrey Abt, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Wayne State University; Roger Green, Arts and Architecture Writer, The Ann Arbor News; Rebecca Mazzei, Arts and Culture Editor, MetroTimes; Nick Sousanis, Editor, theDetroiter.com; Moderated by Michael Hodges, The Detroit News.
http://mocadetroit.org/

12 Comments:

Anonymous m. said...

so, not only did they not invite you but they have nobody representing new media? that's hilarious. truly, truly hilarious.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous magnus said...

ann, are you going?

5:22 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

so lame!

how could they not invite you?

you ARE the art media in detroit!

just more mocad nepotism and close-mindedness. let's hope they stop this bad behavior and poor decision making before it causes their own doors to slam right in their faces.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous m. said...

more importantly (no offense) they don't have ANYONE representing new media from what i can tell of what i know of the people on the list. that's just irresponsible. and so very, very telling

you should go. bring a box of sand and some ostrich feathers with you.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

nick from the detroiter technically counts as "new media" but his site is about as old-media (in spirit: long-form reviews, long delays between event and posting of coverage, magazine-based format - not blogg-y, etc.) as it gets.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say that Nick is the only one that puts together a good review.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous m. said...

sand. ostrich feathers.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While it may be terrible that Ann was neglected in this panel, Please don't trash Nick Sousanis for the enormous efforts he contributes to publicizing the arts-- written, performed and visual--in this city. While Ann is an incredible asset to this community for her constant recording of what goes on and for providing a discussion forum, Nick writes very thoughtful reviews and should in no way be knocked down in attempt to defend Ann's lack of invitation. They are doing two very different things, neither should be invalidated. They both should have been on the panel to provide two different new media perspectives.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Curtis said...

Honestly I don't think Ann should have been on the panel (though I would have liked to see her present in the audience). This is no jab at her at all, but it has to be said that this was a panel on art writing and while Ann covers art (for which I am grateful) the writing is usually very short and casual, entirely secondary to the images and space provided for dialogue. Ann hardly even participates in the discussions (which is completely understandable).

Nick, on the other hand, publishes an entire web magazine with full articles almost entirely by himself which he is only capable of doing because of this "new-media". You're right, there was no blog representative, but Ann isn't, as of yet, an art writer.

Vince Carducci wasn't on the panel (though he spoke as much as anyone on the panel) and he most certainly is an art writer (of questionable value perhaps, but who in Detroit isn't).

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...I just think mocad is not into bottom feeding and persists in taking the high road. As long as people are pounding away at what they think they know - mocad will demur. Much is interesting and much interesting is to come.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only critic on this panel of any substance is Nick Sousanis. The rest are fluff working for fluff.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous jef said...

nick is the right stuff. new media or not.

10:50 PM  

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