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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Fourth International Awards for Art Criticism Announces Call for Submissions

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Art critics don't have it easy. They work for little pay and often get a lot of flack for issuing their opinions. But disinterested feedback is essential to the health of the industry, so it's good to see that there are organizations working to help nurture the field with a little cash. Show More Summary

Wednesday Links: Museum Staff Resign En Masse, Right-Wing Street Artist Trolls LA

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

More twists in the case of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: Arthur Brand, an art advisor who works to recover lost artwork, claims that the paintings may be in the hands of former IRA members. This really is turning out to be a better drama than The Crying Game. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: LOVID

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Back in 2016 Transfer Gallery hosted "Nargifsus" an exhibition organized by artist Carla Gannis and Berlin-based curator Tina Sauerländer exploring the selfie GIF. We covered the show at that time, but we're revisiting it today because artist LOVID never got the attention they deserved. Show More Summary

Envoy Enterprises Closes

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Jimi Dams of envoy enterprises has announced the gallery will close its space August 4th after twelve years of operation. The reasons are the same as pretty much any emerging and middle market closure. In the parting words of Dams, "It's no fun."

Tuesday Links: How Art Lead to Pasteurization

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Ouch. Jeff Koons has reduced his studio staff by half. The gazing ball paintings aren't doing very well. (Surprise, surprise. They're terrible.) [artnet News] Wow. Ben Davis really doesn't like documenta 14. He calls it "deliberately irredeemable". Show More Summary

Monday Links: Trying to Sell Art? Look to Tallahassee

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83275" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Khadija Saye [h/t FAULT Magazine][/caption] Here’s a fascinating peak at the world of art storage—where the vast majority of artworks bought and sold today will end up, sitting unappreciated but appreciating value. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Jumping Kids

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This is the kind of half-assed straight from clipart GIF that harkens back to the days of Web 2.0. It's adorable on so many levels. Enjoy.

A Museum Chain is Local, and Also a Hotel

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

I spent seven hours inside the Nashville, Tennessee airport last week before they announced my flight had been cancelled. I was in town to see the latest 21c Hotel and Museum, but assumed I would only be staying there one night. At 11...Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Melting Ice Caps and Harlem Drag Queens

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

At first glance, this is another slow week in the city's lazy art world summer. On closer inspection there's plenty of good stuff to see, from a mysterious Ugo Rondinone tribute to the legendary John Giorno at Red Bull Arts (and over a dozen other locations) and The Painting Center's juried survey of artists responding to Trump. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: The GIF is Dead, Long Live the GIF

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Back in August of 2016 Popular Mechanics published a History of the GIF type article, "The GIF is Dead. Long Live the GIF". We're just finding it now, and like any good GIF connoisseur we're linking to it here. Looks like GIPHY gets tons of attention in this article, though it does offer a fairly exhaustive look at the GIF's history as well.

Thursday Links: Basquiat Rules Basel, documenta 14 Fails Artists?

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83269" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Basquiat’s Baby Boom (1982). © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, ADAGP, Paris and ARS, New York.[/caption] Well, the blue chip market seems to be doing just fine, if sales at this year's Art Basel VIP opening were any indication. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Have a Jiggly Flag Day!

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It's flag day, it's hump day. Obviously the only appropriate inappropriate GIF to mark this occasion is one depicting cartoon boobs jiggling in an American Flag bikini. Watch them and think of America, after the jump.

Marilyn Minter’s “RESIST” Flag Hoisted Over the Bowery Today

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Look up on Bowery today (and for the rest of the month) and check out Marilyn Minter's "RESIST FLAG". It's the first of many coming to Creative Time's headquarters.

Wednesday Links: Tonya Harding Still Muse for Artists

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Animal rights activists in Athens smashed windows and threw paint on the studio of Aboubakar Fofana, whose Documenta 14 piece comprises 54 sheep dyed different shades of indigo. The dye is apparently nontoxic, so I’m not sure what the problem here is. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Toyota Li + Time Frame!

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

GIPHY's "Time Frame" an exhibition of GIFs plus a week of public programming presented by RHIZOME now includes details on the programming—and most notably, the panel discussion about GIFs!  "The State of the GIF", which will take place Saturday at Gallery 151 will attempt to "explore the past, present and future of the GIF". Show More Summary

Business and Personal Accounts: Keep ’em Separated

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

There are a million meaningful reasons to operate an arts business, from creating revelatory art experiences for the public, to a commitment to a tradition, to the love of making hand-crafted objects. But at the end of the day, if it is a business (and not, say, a non-profit), a major purpose is to make money to pay for the expenses of living. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Art Basel Unlimited Photos Disappoint

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Philanthropist and art collector Agnes Gund sold Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 work Masterpiece for 162 million to billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector Steve Cohen back in January for a reason. She's funding a new project supports criminal justice reform and seeks to reduce mass incarceration in the United States. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Shameless Dishonesty Breeds Hypocrisy

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

These are the same people who complain about the ubiquity of fake news from main stream media.

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Artists Take Over Your Landline

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Every summer there's a gallery that finds an occasion to launch a cat show, and this season is no different. Start the week off at Con Artist Collective, which will host a show demonstrating artists love for kitties. Consider that show a warm up for what's to come. Show More Summary

Monday Links: Failed Banks and More at the Museum of Capitalism

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83237" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Superflex, Bankrupt Banks (2012).[/caption] Art duo FICTILIS has opened the Museum of Capitalism in a former industrial space in Oakland. The museum contains works from artists, theorists, and economists that try to imagine the legacy of capitalism from the perspective of its end. Show More Summary

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