Brian Sholis - or somebody pretending to be Brian Sholis - has left comments to the postings by myself and Franklin Einspruch yesterday, in which we ridiculed his critical integrity. Franklin here, me here.
I also christened Brian "King of the Feneonsters", for having more art-world Friendsters than any other art-worlder on Friendster I have been able to find. He's the art-world's Kevin Bacon. A close second to Brian, and the default Queen, would be photographer Naomi Fisher. Amazingly, the two are not Friendsters. A spirited discussion on Miami resident Fisher's photography, which I like (although I've only seen it on the computer), occured here.
Brian has two HUGE advantages over Naomi in regards to future art-world recognition, respect, and financial reward:
1. He's not an artist.
2. He lives in New York.
P.S. to Walter Robinson at Artnet: Is a twenty-four year old schmoozer the best you could send to cover Philadelphia-wide The Big Nothing? Ugh.
"ICA's exhibition spearheads a Philadelphia-wide initiative that includes projects by nearly thirty museums, science centers and performing arts groups to address “nothing” in its many forms. Working with a core-group of curators and organizers over the past year—from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Edgar Allan Poe House to the American Philosophical Society—the various independently conceived projects will occur throughout the summer all around the city." - from the ICA's website