Morning Links: Inevitability Edition

Chinese architect Wang Shu awarded with the 2012 Pritzker Prize, architecture’s most prestigious award. “It was only a matter of time,” Los Angeles Times critic Christopher Hawthorne writes. [LAT]

Museums don’t like teenagers. Who knew? [The Guardian]

Should Kickstarter provide our country’s art funding? The NEA weighs in. [Talking Points Memo]

“When major artists make public appearances, they may well encounter British artist Ryan James, who asks stellar art world figures to create a work for him on the spot.” Tragically, the piece never details what happens when artists decline to do so. [The Art Newspaper]

For the fourth straight year, companies based in the U.K. cut arts spending. The drop in the 2010-11 fiscal year was about seven percent. [Bloomberg]

Adrian Searle on Alighiero Boetti, whose retrospective at Tate Modern comes to the Museum of Modern Art this summer. [The Guardian]

Architectural Digest picks the top 10 design documentaries from the past decade. [AD]

Photographer Jerry Uelsmann “had to devise ingenious darkroom techniques to create surrealistic images that nowadays anyone competent with Photoshop can produce with ease.” [WSJ]

Las Vegas gets a performing arts center, arts community makes claims for legitimacy. [AP] Morning Links: Inevitability Edition