A Tale of Two Press Conferences: 2

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A Nick Cave exhibition trumps *everything* else. That is genuinely inspiring and exciting, and the best thing I've heard for SAM in quite a while.
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Gnuh. the Aboriginal Art exhibit just made me come in my pants. I've been waiting for this one. Oh My God, do you know who's going to be in it?

Though I am (slightly) disappointed that it's being presented as "20,000 years", which I think places the modern work in too traditional, too ethnographic, a context. Modern Aboriginal art is the most interesting contemporary art being made anywhere today, never mind the history. Though the history's pretty fabulous too.

Oh, Jesus, a chill just went up my spine -- will they have a Rover Thomas? They've got a Dorothy Napangardi painting in SAM already (my favorite piece there); will they get another? Oh, I'm shivering. Please let there be a big fat shiny book too.
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Jen: It's my recollection that Marisa was working with Trenton Doyle Hancock on piece for the sculpture park's pavilion. I think it opens late August. It will contain some element of recycling items like plastic laundry detergent tops.
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Who cares...I'm still pissed the Andy Warhol screening is all sold out!

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Thanks so much, Joey. Sorry! Updated.
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stand-clear! boring guy coming though.

"overwhelm: early 14c., "to turn upside down, to overthrow," from over + M.E. whelmen "to turn upside down""

thus to be "whelmed" is to be placed bottom up. which is probably apropos for an admirer of Cubism.

that is all. [burp]..'scuze me.