Thursday, March 13, 2008


unvarnished facts, reckless guesswork, insinuations and possible inventions that have arrived at the venice short list has now been assembled and cnz have contacted losers in the first round of the competition. at least two on the list published on overthenet are out of the race. gavin hipkins has joined the staff of the auckland university school of fine arts. sheep have rubbed a white line in lanolin along the base of richard serra’s sculpture te tuhirangi contour on the gibbs’ kaipara harbour farm, serra is apparently fine with it. ronnie van hout has a son vito. michael lett will be at the basel art fair again this year and this time without cnz support. the winner of the stewart fountain commission in christchurch will be announced at the beginning of scape in september. any missed details, indignant denials or additions gratefully received, and any that makes us laugh out loud rewarded with an overthenet cap.
Image: Spam study by Edward Ruscha, UBS collection