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February 23, 2005

Book It, Dano

The past couple weeks have been spent drafting and then scrapping a series of unfortunate posts that will never see the light of day. I had been hoping to dazzle you folks with various pithy profundities on any number of pertinent topics but, due to whatever mental cloud that has managed to descend on me, I found that I just can't seem to get there from here.

High time for a vacation, I say.

And indeed, in something that holds the promise of clearing up my internets- and work-addled mind, I fly out from Midway in a matter of just a few hours, headed for eight fabulous days and nights of fun and sun on Oahu and Maui. Though the islands may not be the hot destination of the year for the boot and rally crowd, this could well turn into a rather decent excursion.

As I will be somewhat otherwise disposed, things will remain silent here for a spell (though readers are certainly encouraged to register their intense jealousy in comments below).

In the meantime, read some elsewhere...

... Fresh Paint trolls the galleries of the West Loop.

... MAN points to Chicagoans writing on the MCA's Universal Experience: Houndstooth and Daily Dose. Also check out Folding Chair. And in print: Artner, Hawkins, Workman.

... Terence Hannum discusses his dissatisfaction with Artnet along with broader issues in art criticism.

I shall return anon, but until further notice...

Aloha, suckers.

"Book It, Dano"
Posted by Dan at 01:29 AM


Oahu and Maui, huh? And you think we're gonna be jealous? We're getting another 8 inches of snow tomorrow with a high of 16 degrees. You're the one missing out, man.

Have fun...

Posted by: MS on February 23, 2005 at 06:16 PM

Referenced in this post:

Chicago Sun-Times: At MCA show, love of travel is truly 'Universal'—Margaret Hawkins
Chicago Tribune:'Experience' travels -- but goes nowhere—Alan G. Artner
Daily Dose of Architecture: Universal Tourist, Part I
Daily Dose of Architecture: Universal Tourist, Part II
Folding Chair: MCA Chicago - Universal Experience - Art Life, and the Tourist's Eye
Fresh Paint: Art Shorts
Fresh Paint: Liliana Porter at Carrie Secrist
Houndstooth: Universal Experience at the MCA
Modern Art Notes: Bloggers on Universal Experience
Newcity: Tourist Class—Michael Workman
Panel-house: Criticism as Catalogue—Terence Hannum
SueAndNotU: Spring Break 2005!!!!