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Buy Local (Art)

On March 14, Austin Chronicle writer Clayton Maxwell discussed the economics of the Austin art scene in an article entitled "Show and Sell". Maxwell, noting the national buzz Austin has recently received on the art circut, asked why Austin artists and galleries are still struggling to survive. His answer? "For a city that thrives on its individuality and seeks to stay weird, more sales of local art doesn't seem too much to ask." Buy local.

National News

New Orleans as Gallery: Prospect.1

Prospect.1, an international biennial scheduled to open in New Orleans on Nov. 1, plans to exhibit its art on sites from one end of the city to the other. The eleven week presentation of contemporary art by about 80 national and international artists is designed to help increase tourism and economic activity in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Among the well-known artists participating are Julie Mehretu, Fred Tomaselli and Nari Ward. Local artists include Robin Rhode, who will exhibit her photographs of downtown New Orleans, and Srdjan Loncar, whose sculptures will depict stacks of money: small wooden boxes on which he pastes photocopied versions of large bills.

International News

New Resource on Art in India

Recently, Universes in Universe, an independent website for the visual arts of Africa, Latin America, and Asia in the international art context, added directories of annotated links on the art of three new countries: India, Mongolia and Pakistan. A useful resource!

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