Like many of the Park Hyatt hotels around the world, the Park Hyatt Zurich paid special attention to the 91 pieces in its art collection, which is hung throughout the public spaces in its 6-story building.
But what is great about editions and multiples, is that they are meant to be more accessible and fun. These often whimsical objects can lend a breath of creativity to the more functional areas of life -- like kitchenware, rugs, jewelry and furniture.
It was big money that drove the lawsuits over the most recent art season, but the cases are notable because they ask basic questions, from what is art to who decides where and how it will be sold and displayed.
To prosper as an artist, career counselors to visual artists continually advise that one has to devote as much serious attention to the business aspects of this work as creating it. To some people, the business part of art may take precedence over anything else.
Ulysses Jenkins' Black Gold Fever, a multi-media performance ritual utilizing video projections, dance, music and spoken word, is a reinvention of Columbus Day: a doggerel, which was originally performed at LACE in 1980.
A good fellow American, and a faithful listener of Art Talk on KCRW, sent me a link to a Vatican website with a 360 degree panorama of the Sistine Chapel. For the next hour, wild horses couldn't have driven me away from the computer screen.
Tino Sehgal's exhibit creates 'constructed situations' - performance-based artworks where 'interpreters' approach the visitors and ask them questions that they choose to answer, thereby becoming part of the artwork.