Our most-talked-about stories in Visual Art, Design & Architecture, Fashion & Style, and Performing Arts, November 26 - 30, 2012:
— Art recruitment maven Sophie Macpherson shared 10 tips for job hunters wanting to break into the art world with ARTINFO UK.
— Thrift store trash could be art history treasure, and Terri Ciccone chronicled some of the most astounding second-hand art finds, from Ansel Adams to Renoir.
— Ben Davis examined the annual artistic participatory spectacle Burning Man, and wondered if it is evolving or devolving in its chaotic spirit as it grows and monetizes.
— As the initially speculative Art Basel Miami Beach passes the decade mark next week, Rachel Corbett explored whether Atlantic City could similarly make a successful art name for itself.
— Fueled by outcry against recent reviews by Ken Johnson, hundreds of people, including prominent artists and art historians, signed a petition criticizing the art reviews of the New York Times, with signature tripling in size by the middle of the week.
— Kelly Chan looked at the Japanese island holding an abandoned modernist architectural experiment that is featured as the villain’s lair in the new James Bond film “Skyfall.”
— Tomorrow the Morphosis-designed Perot Museum of Nature and Science, named for Ross Perot’s family’s multi-million dollar donation, opens in Dallas.
— Michael Bloomberg’s under-the-radar disaster housing program was revealed, and Janelle Zara read up on the shipping container units.
— The MoMA acquired the first of 14 video games on curator Paolo Antonelli’s wishlist, including Myst, SimCity, and Passage.
— Object Lessons started its weekly holiday gift guide with the Cecilia Gimenez’s “Ecce Homo” rogue restoration veladoras candle.
— Pirelli’s new calendar has a new vision with its 2013 photographer Steve McCurry, one that involves clothes and models who aren’t models at all.
— After designer Christopher Kane departed his post at Versus, Versace’s second line shakes things up with collaborations and androgyny.
— This week Yoko Ono’s shamelessly raunchy menswear line for Opening Ceremony was unveiled.
— The globetrotting spectacle “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” will hit the Brooklyn Museum with its animatronic mannequins and three decades of Gaultier’s canonic couture next October.
— Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger was opulently styled in Saint Laurent Paris for the group’s 50th anniversary reunion show.
— Nathan Englander’s “The Twenty-Seventh Man” is currently running at the Public in New York, and Craig Hubert talked to the writer about his new Russian prison-set play.
— With his new video for “Feel So Real,” Bryan Hood wrote that producer Unicorn Kid finally perfected his cyberpunk vibe.
— Iggy Pop collaborated with Ke$ha for her upcoming “Warrior” album, and in honor of the weirdness Craig Hubert listed 10 of the often-shirtless rock star’s strangest duets.
— To mark the Black Keys’s settlement with Pizza Hut and Home Depot for their unauthorized uses of songs in advertisements, Craig Hubert offered five more notable examples from commercial history.
— NBC announced it has signed “Downtown Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes to develop a project set in New York’s Gilded Age.
— ARTINFO visited Martha Rosler’s “Meta-Monumental Garage Sale” which has its last chance for haggling for art and curios today at MoMA.
—Vito Acconci was recently named Design Miami/’s Designer of the Year, and ARTINFO visited the architect and designer’s studio to find out more about his upcoming experiential projects.