Thursday, January 08, 2009

Greetings and Salutations

The Artswipe's plan for a new look MCA at Circular Quay

The Artswipe has not posted now for over a month, and some of you want to know why. Well I have been busy with public speaking engagements at self-esteem building seminars (the most recent called "I too can love me"), fundraising for AIDS charities (so no more people "die of gay"), and advising on the future of the Museum of Contemporary Art building redevelopment (my approach: an architecture of the jumping castle).

If that wasn't keeping me busy I've attended John and Kelly's son's funeral - simply a tragedy, and I mean that. I've never been big on Scientology - anything remotely suggestive of science makes my eyes water - but in these times of grief and vulnerability, I'm likely to cling to whatever gives me comfort, whatever keeps me close to the celebrities I love.

The moral of this story? Well there is none when you're morally bankrupt (or "reek of moral turpitude," as a preacher man once said of me). But I will say this, and I do apologise that it has come so late:

Happy new year Artswipe readers!

The Artswipe is on annual leave until early February, when I will be back with reviews, spews, and clues. I promise to keep on delivering the high level calibre content you have come to love and hate. Indeed, I have a lot to live up to after one anonymous commentator (who I probably made up) dubbed The Artswipe "the Entertainment Tonight of the Sydney artworld."


Anonymous said...

So, ask Riley Smith about his thoughts on Otto Dix?


Skanky Jane said...

Happy New Year Arty!

(btw - when you go on leave - can I come too?)


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year.


Anonymous said...

I tell you Artswipe nothing puts more ginger in my tea than a swanky new public building, and one dedicated to all that our creative minds can spew forth leaves me breathless. You have an uncanny sensibility when it comes to arhitectural thinking. No peeled back cans of sardines here just good clean family fun in a brightly coloured package. Personally I was thinking more along the lines of the Big Potatoe at Robertson, NSW. Recently refurbished with its own dedicated gateway the Big Potatoe is the culmination of a community thinking creatively. I'm no expert like yourself Artswipe but give me community and get those creative juices on the boil and this MCA thing could be a whopper!

Anonymous said...

Don't tear it down!