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We Went to Frieze, Part Two: Pussy Hat Show Flops, Anti-War Hard On Holds Up

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Yesterday we discussed the overall look and feel of Frieze and concluded that this iteration of the fair is far superior to previous years. Lots of lively inventive work and short on the kind of soulless work in a frame that can make these events so tedious. Today we take a deep dive into a lot of the art we saw. Let's get down to the nitty gritty.

Who’s Wearing the Pants at Frieze Week?

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In which Michael Anthony Farley and Paddy Johnson nerd out and discuss Frieze and NADA and the changing art fair landscape.

Friday Links: Photoshopper Digitally Photobombs Kylie Jenner’s Instagram to Hilarious Ends

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Me n Kendall got roped into an Elmo themed runway show but at least we got to choose our own hairstyles LOL! Kendall went with "Beyoncé Lemonade" and I went with "The Coolio" ALSO snapped a quick pic of Kendall but she wouldn't let me...Show More Summary

We Went to Frieze, Part One: Seagull Poop, People Poop, and Demon Poop

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Every year Frieze installs a massive tent on Randall’s Island and lures jetsetters from across the globe to its contemporary art fair. This year, the fair expanded its usual roster of contemporary art galleries to include a few secondary market stalwarts as well. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Virtual Reality Sex

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Thank God for anime. Basically so much of it has been made and diligently translated to GIF form that you can find hyper-specific animations of pretty much any term, like "virtual reality humping while laying in a lap with nipples jiggling" [see after the jump] or "man's face melts off schoolgirl crush" or "tentacle ______". Keep it weird, otakus.

Highlights From Brown Paper: a Zine Fest For Artists of Color

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Baltimore curatorial platform Kahlon and Brooklyn's 3 Dot Zine teamed up last weekend to launch a DIY press fair focused on artists of color. Here are some highlights.

New Strategies Emerge and Diverge For Surviving Art Fair Costs

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Art fairs aren’t cheap. Participating galleries take on additional real estate costs, not to mention shipping and staffing expenses. These costs add up. As a result, some dealers in the emerging market are starting to renegotiate the common 50/50 commission split between artists and galleries.

Wednesday Links: Guy Who Came To Met Gala Naked In Box Wins Red Carpet

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich has been arrested following his unsanctioned Met Gala performance (cue the fashion police jokes). The Russian artist was dropped off by accomplices naked and sealed in a plexiglass box on the red carpet. In his...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Alfredo Salazar Caro

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

  The online exhibition Mermaids and Unicorns deals with the concept of impermanence, virtual presence, and the metaphor of vanitas. Today, we highlight the work of Alfredo Salazar Caro, whose GIF "Scan of Diego Rivera's Tomb surrounded...Show More Summary

The Estate Tax: An Economic Justice No-Brainer

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Economic inequality is one of our biggest problems as a society, and it’s ruining our health. But it’s hard to write headlines about something that gets incrementally worse every day, instead of making a dramatic, newsworthy entrance. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Enter the Met Gala Time Vortex

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_82686" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Met Gala[/caption] The NEA lives to see another day. In fact, it actually got a funding increase through Trump's administration. [artnet News] The Met gala pictures are out. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This is Theo Jansen's "Strandbeest", a walking house/crab contraption that looks like it was designed for the context of scaring-the-shit out of people on acid at Burning Man. I don't know how this thing works, but if you're lucky enough to be in Mexico City on May 13th, you can catch the opening of Jansen's Asombrosas Criaturas at Laboratorio Arte Alameda.

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Skip Most Fairs, See The Real Hennessy Youngman

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Plan comfortable shoes for the week: it's another inundation of art fairs and satellite events. Thankfully, Frieze and SPRING/BREAK's new Brooklyn offshoot are the only big fairs we're recommending by now, so fair fatigue shouldn't be too much of a problem. Show More Summary

Monday Links: All Eyes on The Met

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Here’s a list of Hasan Minhaj’s best jokes from what sounds like the most awkward White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the history of the tradition. Knowing that basically no one from the press-hating Trump administration (including...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Nymphomaniac on the Hogwarts Express

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The infamous train cruising scene from Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 remains one of my all-time favorite hard-to-watch sequences in film. I'm not sure who made this GIF mashing it up with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but it's a masterpiece of discomfort. Enjoy.

The Last Day of Disco; DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know If You Belong

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

When tasked with paying tribute to a long-shuttered nightclub, Wickerham & Lomax went an unusual route. Their ambitious DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know if You Belong, which closes tonight in Baltimore, speaks to loss and placelessness as much as glamour. Closing Reception: April 28th, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 1723 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Friday Links: Public Art too Scary for Children? Frieze Going Populist?

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_82651" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Houseago[/caption] More developments in the saga of the beleaguered Bell Foundry art space in Baltimore. The city shuttered the live/work building last year, evicting residents with no warning, citing safety issues. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Robot Knife Game

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

I always hate those ubiquitous scenes in movies where people play this game (and after watching The Night Of, will anybody ever play again?). So it's surprising that I love this GIF. Perhaps that's a quality of the medium—no matter how...Show More Summary

See This Tonight: John Belknap’s Bathroom Interiors

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

John Belknap: Bathroom Interiors Special Special 44 East 1st Street New York, NY Opens Thursday, April 27th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Event Page We're happy to announce that AFC's awesome intern John Belknap has a month-long solo show that opens tonight at Special Special. Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Handmaids on the Highline

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The Handmaid's Train A post shared by Michael Martin (@martinized) on Apr 26, 2017 at 3:09pm PDT Basically every review of Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale says the same thing: it’s a masterful piece of streaming television and scary timely. Show More Summary

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