We ♥ Andrew Goldstein’s handy pronunciation guide to help us all from embarrassing ourselves in the art world. Here’s an excerpt:
…Imagine you’re jetting with Dakis Joannou (pronounced: Dock-is Zho-nu) off to his Deste (pronounced: Des-tay) Foundation on the Greek island of Hydra (pronounced: Hee-dra), and former Venice Biennale (pronounced: bee-a-nah-le) curator Bice Curiger (pronounced: Bee-chay Courage-er)….
…Anish Kapoor — Ah-NEESH Kah-POOR
Annette Messager — MESS-ah-ZHAY
Anselm Kiefer — ann-selm KEE-fur
Apichatpong Weerasethakul — a-PEE-shaat-pong We’re-ASS-it-a-cool (he also goes by “Joe”)…