Hyperallergic Editor to Visit Nashville

hragSeed Space is unrelenting in its coolness. As part of its Insight? Outta Sight! series, Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of everyone’s favorite art blog Hyperallergic will give a talk Monday at the Downtown Public Library at 12:00. From the press release:

[Vartanian] has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Observer, Daily News, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in countless publications and he regularly lectures on the art world online. Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

Hyperallergic brings us arts news that’s often quippy and playful, as well as thoughtful essays and reviews about art worldwide. I especially appreciate the blog’s coverage of arts activism and (unrelated), its sardonic wit. (See 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World, including art critics and artworks.)

And while you’re there, please check out Our Town, Bryce McCloud’s magnum opus-in-the-making spotlighted as the Scene’s cover story this week. (More to come on that!) Also, don’t miss Paper, Thread and Trash, an exhibition curated by NYCnash favorite Courtney Adair Johnson. It includes 14 Tennessee artists who made art books, actual and conceptual, with reused materials. There you’ll find Kit Kite’s “X Housewife Portraits” (including a stand-alone house!), paper automata by Nance Cooley, tiny harmonica books by Lesley Patterson Marx, and so much more.

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