Tuesday, August 8, 2017

International Cat Day

Mail art, Lenore Tawney to Maryette Charlton (1980).
It's International Cat Day today. And every other day of the year as well as far as they are concerned. Here’s a note of thanks for my friend Linda and all the volunteers who feed and take care of the feral cats in the SF Bay Area. If you love cats, look into helping out by finding a rescue group near your home. Or adopt a cat from the ones at animal shelters. Cherish your four legged friends. It’s not only good karma, it’s the right thing to do.

"This year may officially be the year of the rooster, but it seems the museum world is determined to put a cat amongst the poultry. In Washington D.C., the Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery is staging an exhibition entitled ‘Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art’ (until 29 October). The show brings together some 60 feline themed exhibits, including works by the likes of Louise Nevelson and Jasper Johns."

"The exhibition also features an unpublished manuscript authored by art historian Elizabeth McCausland, in which she imagines a conversation with a cat named March Lion. Any readers tantalised by this might be interested to learn that Marcel Broodthaers went one further by actually recording an interview with his unfortunate moggy…"

Interview with a cat:  https://youtu.be/sFuHPOMKmt4

and more at the link:
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/the-cats-that-have-the-art-world-purring/

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

My cats would tell you that every day is National Cat Day! And, no, they are not biased. HAH!