Thursday, October 26, 2006

Top 100 Art Players

I've decided to become a Swiss artist.

There is only one Canadian artist on this list so it's time for me to go Heidi on your booty, world.Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts news | French tycoon tops art power list. Or maybe I should become a search engine? Just know, every time you drop by to visit and chew the fat with me I'm crawling my way into the art list.

The most surprising inclusion on this list, at number 100, is the search engine Google. Mr Weich insisted it was not a joke. "Many of the curators we speak to have mentioned the potential of [the photo-sharing site] Flickr as a viable exhibition area - that in a few years from now they'll be curating online to millions of viewers.

"And while we quickly concluded that Flickr has a way to go yet, it did make us realise how much we rely on Google for our art information. In a strange way, the number of hits an artist, curator or even a dealer gets can legitimise him in the same way it can anyone else."


And speaking of art...I will be publishing an interview with Canadian curator David Moos tomorrow. Hope you can stop by again, don't be shy!

13 Lists That Intrigue Me:

1) People who gave away the most money to help other people
2) People who helped abandoned pets in urban settings
3) My "to be read" list of books
4) People who did something constuctive to help conserve the wilderness.
5) My "to be viewed" list of movies.
6) My friends and families phone numbers.
7) Percentage of income given away by corporations.
8) Endangered species list.
9) Account of stars and planets
10) List of top books ever. Even if I don't agree with all of them.
11) People's favourite music.
12) Thursday Thirteen lists.
13) Lists of lists.

17 comments:

Janet said...

woohoo I'm first! Why is that so exciting?

I like lists, too, which is why I enjoy T13 so much :-)

Darla said...

Argh. That "list of lists" link is a serious time-sink! Apparently, I like lists, too. :)

Maribeth said...

I love lists. And I never seem to be at a loss for ones to do!

Carmen said...

lists are addictive. top 10 lists, etc. :)

Kukka-Maria said...

I'll have to give this one some thought. What intrigues me?

Nice list!

Red said...

Okay, this hasn't got a lot to do with yout T13, but since you expected me to be the first to return it... here I am. (Wouldn't want to disappoint!)

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7am.
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, thank you.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Adrift. On DVD, Bombon El Perro (come and read my review!)
4. What is your favorite TV show? Survivor and The Amazing Race. And Seinfeld.
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Earl Grey and toast. But I'm gonna have to switch to all bran and bananas to avoid OD'ing on carbs.
6. Favorite cuisine? Italian, of course!
7. What is your middle name? Same as my sister's middle name. Some pesky aunt gave us both her own.
8. What food do you dislike? Ready-made meals.
9. What are your fave colors? Red, green, blue.
10. What kind of car do you drive? I only drive in Italy, and then it's my late Dad's car, a silver Saxo.
11. Favorite sandwich? Spinach and mozzarella, toasted.
12. What characteristic do you despise? Right now, loudness.
13. Favorite item of clothing? PJs!
14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? I'd love to go on a photographic safari in Kenya or Namibia.
15. What color is your bathroom? Beige/brown.
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Paul Frank.
17. Where would you retire to? Italy.
18. What was your most memorable birthday? I hope the next one -- off to Seville for tapas and flamenco!
19. Favorite sports to watch? Synchronised swimming.
20. Furthest place you are sending this? Chicago, baby!
21. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? N/A
22. Person you expect to send it back first? I don't expect to receive it back.
23. Favorite saying? What fucker said that?!? (It's a quote from Withnail & I.)
24. When is your birthday? 15 January.
25. Are you a morning person or a night person? Used to be very much a morning person. Working 14-hour hours has kind of changed that a bit.
26. What is your shoe size? Between 4 and 5 (British size).
27. Pet: A beautiful black-and-white tuxedo cat.
28. What did you want to be when you were little? A journalist.
29. How are you today? A little overwhelmed by my workload, but okay.
30. What is your favorite Candy? Green & Black's organic white chocolate.
31. What is your favorite flower? Lily.
32. What is a day on the calendar you are looking
forward to? My birthday and a holiday to Spain.

L.M. said...

You just need a gallery in Switzerland. During one of the Montreal biennales, whenever one certain international artist got pissy, he'd get his SWISS ART DEALER to phone the curator and yell.

Now, whenever I install a show, I always threaten the preparator with my imaginary Swiss Art Dealer. (and you can get your mom to make the actual phone call.)

Brony said...

You sound like a very interesting person. Enjoyed the list.
Happy TT!

Cheysuli said...

I am intrigued by the lists of folks who help animals in any setting...

Anonymous said...

I wish there are more of #1 in the world to help those in the third world countries...

Nancy Drew said...

This is the best restaurant I've ever eaten in!!!

mister anchovy said...

Yea! I've been waiting for that Moos interview!!!!!!

* (asterisk) said...

A list of lists: excellent! Looking forward to the Moos interview. So, he finally came through, huh?

Buttercup said...

I like several of the list topics, like movies to be viewed, and the endangered species list, which I'm about to go check out now.

Tug said...

Philanthropists always intrigue me...great list!

Ink Casualty said...

43 out of the 100. Signed copies, and I've read 90 of them and have met or corresponded with all of the comtemps EXCEPT Rowling.

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