Mat Gleason (still) putting us on edge

Language & ideas · Visual arts
We’re fans, at arts·meme, of art critic-provocateur  and coagula art journal editor Mat Gleason, especially when Gleason, himself a monster of the internet, flatly pronounces, “Social media for artists is a time suck.” So we’re intrigued to hear Mat’s lastest ideas concerning the show he has just curated at Cypress College, near to Orange County. Fun ...

Tattoo you, Jackson Pollock, on your 100th birthday

Visual arts
Arts writer Mat Gleason walks the walk where the great abstract painter, Jackson Pollock, is concerned. It’s a permanent love story. Gleason, the prime agent provocateur of The Huffington Post arts page, puts it succinctly: “When people ask me who my favorite artist is, I just roll up my sleeve.” Pollock, who died violently in ...

The ABCs of being Eli Broad

Architecture & Design · Visual arts
Los Angeles is blessed with a surfeit of alphabet-soup acronyms for its world-class museums, famously, LACMA and MOCA. Both derive from the mother of all art-museum acronyms, MOMMY, er … MOMA. In a Huffington Post blog item, bad-boy Coagula Art Journal editor Mat Gleason posits options for Uncle Eli’s swank new warehouse of contemporary art. ...