Corcoran: Jeremy Blake show will go forward (Modern Art Notes)
Jeremy Blake’s fall show at the Corcoran will still happen, but otherwise there have been little to no developments since Saturday. I interpret the silence to mean that he didn’t show up at the Siren Festival on Sunday.
There is a literary precedent for an Orpheus-Sirens matchup. Orpheus was on the A-Team assembled to steal the Golden Fleece with Jason in Apollonius of Rhodes’ Argonautica. When the crew of the Argo is faced with the threat of the Sirens’ music, Orpheus counters them with a song of his own. He drowns them out and they sail on, and Apollonius checks another off his list of variations on Homer. The responsible scholarly conclusion is that Orpheus must have liked to play it loud.
Update: The waters may have finally given him up— Body Found May Be Blakes (MAN again)