Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Legend of the Headless Art Foundation

image from Disney's "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" via Azathoth's Abode on the Plateau of Leng

Was it mere coincidence, or a knowing form of artworld commentary that the TNT network broadcast Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow last night just hours after Tyler Green served up a heaping MANscoop about Jeffrey Weiss stepping down as head of the Dia Foundation after nine months? Given the film is shown every three weeks on the network, the incident must surely be coincidental if not poetic. As I've only ever seen snippets of the film, and I've never seen the end, I don't know how fully fitting the analogy might be.
Anyway, Carol Vogel reports on the story in this morning's NY Times. Weiss told Vogel that he feels he was ill suited for the job, and it took him astray from the academic and curatorial activity he holds dear.

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