MBG Issue #113: Best of Austin 2008

Issue # 113Best of Austin 2008December 26, 2008share with a friend:Happy Holidays from …might be good. Image by Carolyn Moore.from the editorAs you wrap up the old year and bring in the new, …might be good sends a retrospective look at the past twelve months in and around Austin. In no particular order, our Best of Austin 2008 come to you hand-picked … Read More

MBG Issue #112: Art Fair Turpitude

Issue # 112Art Fair TurpitudeDecember 12, 2008share with a friend:Scott Eastwood, Jules Buck Jones, Drew Liverman and Michael Phalan, National Instrument,  2008, Mixed media. Courtesy the artists.from the editorThis week, I’m feeling extremely sanguine about visual arts writing in Austin in the coming year. A few nights ago, a group of ten Austin-based writers gathered at Fluent~Collaborative to talk about … Read More

MBG Issue #111: All My Insecurities

Issue # 111All My InsecuritiesNovember 28, 2008share with a friend:Barry Stone, Ann and Mae Under Highway 71, Austin, TX, 9.29.2007, 2007, Digital photograph. Courtesy the artist.from the editorWhile you recover from yesterday’s festivities, enjoy an abbreviated issue of …might be good from our editors. Last weekend, the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) took over 78702 and beyond, with a whopping 151 studios … Read More

MBG Issue #110: Do It Yourself

Issue # 110Do It YourselfNovember 14, 2008share with a friend:Democratic Presidential Nominee, Barack Obama and his family on election night in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. (David Katz/Obama for America).from the editorRecent interest in the punk scene comes to a head this weekend in Austin: Ian Mackaye (of Minor Threat, Fugazi and The Evens) speaks tonight at St. … Read More

MBG Issue #109: Bring Your Umbrella

Issue # 109Bring Your UmbrellaOctober 31, 2008share with a friend:Kristin Lucas, Refresh, 2007, Pencil drawings by the artist Joe McKay. Courtesy the artist.from the editorThis issue of …might be good marks the approach of the United States presidential election. Many of our features address this election and some of the issues surrounding them: our economy (Dan Boehl on the Okay Mountain mural at capitalist … Read More

MBG Issue #108: Texas is Haunted

Issue # 108Texas is HauntedOctober 17, 2008share with a friend:Richard Billingham, Untitled #12, from the series Black Country, 2003, Color lightjet print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper mounted on aluminum, framed, 44 x 54 inches. Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London. © Richard Billingham.from the editorA fascinating group of features in this issue cluster loosely around the concept of “damaged romanticism,” as … Read More

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MBG Issue #107: The Right Kind of Nostalgia

Issue # 107The Right Kind of NostalgiaOctober 3, 2008share with a friend:Tamara Melcher, Untitled, 1965, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. Collection of Forrest Myers. Courtesy Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art.from the editorThe University of Texas at Austin has been a lively source of activity in the visual art community over the past couple of weeks. Tongues are … Read More

MBG Issue #106: Forensic-like Activity

Issue # 106Forensic-like ActivitySeptember 19, 2008share with a friend:Daniel Joseph Martinez, Beauty… it rubs against one’s tongue it hangs there hurting one insisting on its own existence finally it gets so one cannot stand the pain then one must have beauty extracted, 2006, (Installed May 2008), East Façade of Building. Courtesy the Linda Pace Foundation. Photo: Justin Parr.from the editorThe … Read More