Stormy weather over the US museum landscape

There is a very interesting debate going on at the moment in the US blogosphere and press over the New Museum's series of upcoming shows entitled the "Imaginary Museum." The stir is caused by the fact that this series of exhibitions will be based around private collections, the first of which belongs to Dakis Joannou and will be curated by Jeff Koons, who features heavily in the collection. Tyler Green has been covering this issue for several weeks and it is now spilling over into the mainstream press. It raises some very interesting questions about how museum exhibitions get made these days and the broader realities of today's art world. This is something I have written about before and it seems that the situation is not exactly improving. I highly recommend following all of this on MAN.