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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Displaced in Denver: A Discussion With the Artists Kicked-Out of Rhinoceropolis and Glob

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

On December 8th of last year a dozen artists in Denver were forced from their homes unexpectedly. The warehouse building at 3551-3553 Brighton Boulevard had for over a decade illegally housed artists and musicians in two roughly 2,000-square-foot units that doubled as venues at the epicenter of Denver’s DIY scene: Rhinoceropolis and Glob. Show More Summary

Monday Links: George W. Bush Doesn’t Need to be in the Next Whitney Biennial

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

"We did a test with stuntmen and it was so fake. I spoke to a director who told me that I'd never be able to replicate an assault with a stuntman—and I'd never want to. There's the argument: "How is it real violence if it's not a real...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Assholes

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Apparently this gif is the result of an Alexander Wang event in which free clothes were given out. It's posted here, because this vaguely resembles how I'll feel if we survive this healthcare business. The senate Republicans have produced...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Andres Manniste

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83325" align="aligncenter" width="250"] "Human Development" (2016)[/caption] All of these GIFs are thumbnail images from the website of net artist Andres Manniste. Each offers a glimpse of a full-page experience, which often include multimedia and interactive components. Show More Summary

In “Mind-Controlled Sperm: Woman of STEAM Grabs Back” Ani Liu Flips the Script

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

"Anti-disciplinary artist" Ani Liu has invented a device that allows women to control the movement of sperm with just their their thoughts. Really.

Friday Links: Inside the Pigment War

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83318" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Stuart Semple's Black 2.0 pigment accomplishes some of the optical trickery of Vantablack. [/caption] Everything you've ever wanted to know (or not) about the beef between British artists Anish Kapoor and Stuart Semple over Kapoor's exclusive rights to Vantablack. Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Good Bad Signs

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

A new bill would offer loan forgiveness to museum workers and humanities professors for up to $10,000. I see no chance of this ever passing. [artnet News] Sotheby’s netted a total of  $161.3 million at its Impressionist and modern evening sale in London, exceeding its low estimate of $141.2 million. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: NSFW Female Gaze at the Museum of Sex

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In honor of the exhibition NSFW Female Gaze co-curated by The Creator's Project and The Museum of Sex, we're highlighting the GIFs of Tschabalala Self. Self's practice centers on the black female experience and this image, drawn from...Show More Summary

Fourth International Awards for Art Criticism Announces Call for Submissions

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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?

5 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!

5 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.

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