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