O juízo de valor dos Tops

A plataforma e editora britânica Arts Media Contacts anuncia a seleção dos 10 melhores blogs de arte, de acordo com seus critérios. Há coisas bem legais, mas quase todos estão na categoria-mãe “Blogs Comerciais” – o que não é exatamente um problemão.

Desta vez, o  artesquema.com não entrou na lista…


The Arts Media Contacts Top Art Blog 2010 Awards

Contact  [email protected]
Jessica Wood


Top Art Blog of the Year

A perfect blog. Regular and interesting postings about street art across the world have created a genuine international community interested in this art form. To date there are just under 4000 followers, who are active in debating and posting and it is all very nicely brought together by its editor, RJ Rushmore. If you are looking to set up a blog to promote a specialist art form, then use this one as a model.

Art News Blog of the Year

With its daily digest of the art news, seventeen highly qualified bloggers and a huge following, Arts Journal wins a top prize here. The sections are divided into clear sections such as: architecture, issues, art, music, culture, ideas, and the bloggers include leading figures in the academic and art world. The content is intelligent and the debate real. A guaranteed good read every day.

Art Blogger of the Year

Jonathan’s short blogs fuel your brain and tell you exactly what you should go and see. We particularly liked his recent piece ‘The streets have stolen a march on modern art’. Working for The Guardian, his brief must be to feature events of ‘national interest’, but he manages to weave into this an eclectic mix of shows across the country in all sorts of places and not just the big names and brands. Other journos on the nationals should follow suit. We had many votes for Jonathan sent in to us, and the number of daily comments on his site shows that he a serious community of followers.

Art Magazine Blog of the Year

If you did not received The Art Newspaper’s Daily bulletins from this year’s art fairs then you have missed out. The well-designed and up-to-the-minute newsletters drop into your inbox feeding you with news, opinion and gossip on the daily events at Frieze and Miami. For a moment in your morning you too are under canvas rubbing shoulders with oligarchs and celebrity collectors.

Art Polemic Blog of the Year

If you like a bitter rant against the art establishment with lots of expletives, then this blog is for you. It is very active, with plenty of anonymous researchers on the ground picking holes in government policy and exposing in-fighting, hypocrisy and nepotism in the art world. Examples are favourable reviews by national art critics of work by their personal friends. The design is pretty basic but the comment notable.

Photography Blog of the Year

This photography blogs highlights a sensational array of photographers, many of whom are relatively unknown. The blog, written mostly by Tim Clark, offers a mixture of well-written book and exhibition reviews, advice to photographers and news of fairs and competitions. The organisation also runs events in places such as Fez. Truly international.

New Art Blogger of the Year

Absolutely loads of people put forward Lorena Muñoz-Alonso for art blogger of the year. She clearly has a passionate group of followers. Lorena reviews exhibitions in such a way that you feel that you have been there. She asks enough questions about the art to challenge it, but she is not deliberately controversial or egotistical. She draws together exhibitions from public, commercial and alternative spaces, in a thematic way that makes you look at wider cultural issues.

Artist’s Blog of the Year

There are so many good artists’ blogs that this is very difficult to choose. We were very careful not to select any artist that we represent or know as we don’t want to be outed in ‘Cathedral of Shit’. We have a preference here for the artist blogs that simply bring you behind the scenes as we are not artists ourselves. This blog was put forward by a subscriber and is an excellent example of an artist writing a journal on the development of a project. It brings you into the making of the work over the course of a year with clever use of images and sound. Unpretentious, clearly written and interesting.

Art Listings Blog of the Year

So many listings sites let us down because the searches don’t work or give you too much information or the content is out-of-date. This one doesn’t. It is beautifully designed and works perfectly – commendations to the graphic and software designers as well as the editors. The opinion pieces are nicely-written and the email blogs give you exactly the information you want on your selection of exhibitions opening or closing across the globe. A big thank you to Art Rabbit for bringing so many visitors into galleries and museums this year.

Urban Art Blog of the Year
www.artfagcity.comCurator, lecturer and journalist Paddy Johnson goes around New York’s galleries and events and reports on art in the city with a fair amount of gossip and news too.

Visit www.artsmediacontacts.co.uk to read an extended list of the Top Arts Blogs 2010

Especializações curatoriais 2011: aplique-se

Estão abertas matrículas para programas de formação curatorial em diversos níveis pelo mundo.  Para os interessados um prato cheio, a começar pelo Rio de Janeiro:

Workshop de curadoria e crítica de arte com Daniela Labra, Felipe Scovino e Guilherme Bueno.

Local: EAV Parque Lage

Início dia 18 de abril.  Aulas às segundas e quartas das 19 às 21h

Informações na secretaria da escola ou pelo site http://www.eavparquelage.rj.gov.br/index.asp


Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College: Call for Applications
Master of Arts in Curatorial
Studies Program
Application deadline: February 1, 2011
Bard College
NY 12504-5000



Curatorial studies at Node Center Berlin: Call for applications
Open application period: January 1st – January 30th 2011
Program dates: March 15th – June 7th 2011

Node Center for Curatorial Studies
Hedemannstr 25, 10969
Berlin, Germany
+49 152 2769 9078
[email protected]


Roski School of Fine Arts
USC’s M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in The Public Sphere: Call for Applications
Fall 2011

Application deadline for the
2011-2012 academic year:
February 1, 2011



Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in Collaboration with New York’s Danspace Project
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP): Call for Applications
Professional Certificate Program

Application Deadline: February 1, 2011



Apexart Unsolicited Proposal Program

Apexart’s Unsolicited Proposal Program asks for 600 word idea-based curatorial proposals for a group exhibition that will be evaluated by a large international jury. Submissions are reviewed solely on the strength of the idea; no previous curatorial experience necessary.

The two winning exhibitions will be presented in our 2011-2012 season.

We are accepting proposals at www.apexart.org/unsolicited.htm from January 14- February 14, 2011.

Please visit www.apexart.org for more information.

Entrevista com Carlos Garaicoa

Entrevista com Carlos Garaicoa por Daniela Labra.

Publicada na Revista Dasartes # 13, Dez/2010

Daniela Labra – Em primeiro lugar, gostaria de você falasse sobre  seu projeto na 29a Bienal de São Paulo, estas pequenas esculturas, as jóias.

Carlos Garaicoa – É uma obra do ano passado, de 2009, mas realmente o primeiro projeto dela foi elaborado em 2005, com outros materiais. Nunca tinha sido executado, mas eu já tinha a idéia de revisar alguns centros de tortura, de inteligência militar, edifícios que tiveram uma história violenta em relação à sociedade. E finalmente acabou sendo este projeto das jóias, a idéia do material absolutamente rico, atrativo, que tivesse um histórico na relação algo faustosa do ser humano com estes objetos de desejo, e por outro lado com lugares que são de certo modo ocultados, limitados à informação pública; um pouco esta idéia que os Estados têm de esconder certa informação e certos atos – neste caso repressão e violência contra o ser humano em geral.

Leia a íntegra em http://www.artesquema.com/entrevista-com-carlos-garaicoa-por-daniela-labra/