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Wednesday Links: Starchitect Corpse Turned Diamond, Melania Trump Turned Goth

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“It’s curious that the intellectual and artistic community transforms its aesthetic unease or personal disgust into a longing for a type of patriarchal and pre-modern moral authority,” Cuauhtémoc Medina, chief curator of Mexico City’s MUAC, speaking about the controversy surrounding Jill Magid’s exhibition at that institution. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Matthew DiVito (Fire Walk with Me)

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In honor of the return of Twin Peaks we bring you this animated GIF courtesy of Matthew Divito.

Prospect.4 New Orleans Artists Announced

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Prospect, the New Orleans biennial conceived and founded by curator Dan Cameron, now transformed into a triennial has announced its artist list for Prospect.4 2017. The list, put together by Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, (ofShow More Summary

Tuesday Links: Dome Over Manhattan

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[caption id="attachment_83071" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Buckminster Fuller – Dome Over Manhattan (1961)[/caption] Auctionata is finally kicking the bucket. [Press Release via artnet News] Just what this city needs—a new survey show of contemporary art. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Happy Monday

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The world needs a quantum physicist to explain how Mondays work. Time moves slower. The body feels somehow less rested than it does after a full week of work. Three cups of coffee can't accomplish what one does any other day of the week. I don't know what this grumpy thing is, but it's definitely the Monday mascot.

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Djinns Against Digital Colonialism, John Waters Action Figures, and “Werifesteria”

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[caption id="attachment_83055" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Tyson Tabbert's "Female Trouble" action figures will be on view at La MaMa Galleria.[/caption] This week you're in for a weird ride. From Aaron Pexa's installation inspired...Show More Summary

Monday Links: Ai Weiwei’s Latest Project Disappoints, Saudi Contemporary Art Impresses the Trumps

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Trump likes an Abdullah Al-Othman photograph of a former Islamic shelter for widows and divorced women wrapped in tin foil (all housing should be gilded?). This is one of the precious few details from Trump’s tour of the Saudi contemporary art scene, one of the lesser discussed sideshows from the circus that is his middle east visit. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Paul Chan

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[caption id="attachment_83050" align="aligncenter" width="550"] burningkindlepointone.gif (2011)[/caption] There's a dark humor to Paul Chan's work that seems appropriate to today's socio-political climate. That's not surprising, considering...Show More Summary

Three Shows: Beki Basch, Hein Koh, and “Photo Flesh”

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The next week is a good time to do some art-seeing on the westside of downtown Baltimore. Michael Jones McKean's commission from The Contemporary has transformed an old department store into a dystopian museum and it's teriffying and great. Show More Summary

Michael Jones McKean Makes Museums Existentially Terrifying

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Michael Jones McKean | The Ground from theuniformbridgetheory on Vimeo. In Michael Jones McKean's The Ground, presented by The Contemporary, the artist has inserted a dystopian anthropology museum in a long-vacant department store. It's smart, funny, and just a little terrifying. See it while you can.

Friday Links: On Chelsea Manning’s First Portrait As A Free Woman

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Okay, so here I am everyone!! =P — Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) May 18, 2017 Samantha Allen considers the first image of a free Chelsea Manning, and how the prison where she was kept policed her gender expression. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Bacon is Inspiring!

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Every once and a while I like to check in on the cinemagraph scene and see what's cooking. The short answer is bacon. Other than that, it seems not a hell of a lot has changed in the scene. I found the bacon GIF in a listicle of "28 inspiring cinemagraphs". Show More Summary

A Personal Finance Cheat Sheet for the Overwhelmed

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Money is the most powerful metaphor we have. For many people it represents their self-worth, their standing, their power and their security. In many ways artists are a little different—we have a life where we choose to value different...Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Fascist Prime Minister and Famed Doodler Gets Art World Pass

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[caption id="attachment_83018" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Edi Rama[/caption] Today, May 18th, is apparently International Museum Day, organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)  and Art Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Janet Napolitano Nude-Hoarding Conspiracy Theory

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Of all the NSFW GIFs of the Hump Day that I've found, this probably has the weirdest origin. And that's really saying something. It's an illustration from the right-wing blog The Last Crusade, in which an alarm has been sounded thatShow More Summary

Wednesday Links: More Appropriation Accusations for Damien Hirst, a Circus Art School for Portland

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[caption id="attachment_83011" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Left: a photo Jason deCaires Taylor took of Damien Hirst's "Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable" and posted to Instagram. Right: Jason deCaires Taylor's own work.[/caption] Here’s...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Robert Ek

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Were it not for just how strange and wonderful this GIF of human sushi is, I would say it's nearly impossible to pick just one GIF from Robert Ek's work. All of his work is bizarre and carefully rendered —check out the subtle differences in texture between the rice, mask, "tuna", and seaweed. Show More Summary

The Venice Biennale: An Orphanage for the Terminally Out-of-Touch

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It was close to midnight when my phone started lighting up last week. James Comey, the head of the FBI, was fired and the freak out was almost immediate. I felt lucky to be in Italy. A buffer from US news was necessary to maintain any kind of focus on the Venice Biennale, not to mention one’s sanity. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Racist Art Out, Vomit Art In

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Twin Peaks Metrocards are available at select subway stations. Someone please nab me a Laura Palmer! [Curbed] Georges Berges argues that galleries are being forced to adapt to the "experience economy" as the act of purchasing becomes less about a simple exchange of goods and more about activities. Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Bollywood Musicals, Music for Dogs, Zines at the Pool

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This might feel like a slow week, but you'll need to plan wisely. This weekend is packed with big events that span all day or more. Friday, celebrate NYCxDesign (and Tom Dixon's first New York showroom) with Dezeen at a block party in SoHo. Show More Summary

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