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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Tuesday Links: Dana Schutz Painting Removed, Brooklyn Gets an Art Fair, Melania Gets a Portrait

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Those calling for the censorship of Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket” will be happy to know that the painting has been removed from view. They’ll likely be disappointed to know it’s for a logistical reason as boring as a water leak. The real story here seems to be that the museum’s brand-spanking-new downtown digs is taking on water. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Robot Crush

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Here's a robot on a train wearing a cable knit sweater. Is he interested in his companion to the right or just computing something?

Monday Links: Outgoing Met Director’s “Inappropriate Relationship” With Staff Member Causes Museum Drama

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The (obviously) strange story of how these terrifying wax Star Trek figures came to the collection of The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. [The Fresno Bee] A kinda-ugly Normal Rockwell painting has been reunited with a family after a theft 40 years ago. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Cristiana Couceiro

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This illustration by Cristiana Couceiro accompanied a 2015 article in the New York Times about how social media has made TV a more interactive experience. It's worth a read, but I'm posting this GIF today because it relates to Emily Colucci's review of Public Access/Open Networks, a show about how public channels can bypass institutional hierarchy. Show More Summary

The Revolution Might Still Be Televised: “Public Access/Open Networks” At BRIC House

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Sometimes an exhibition succeeds more as a source of creative inspiration than a collection of timely artworks. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the current group exhibition Public Access/Open Networks at the Gallery at BRIC House. The...Show More Summary

Black is Beautiful: The Art F City Goth Benefit

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

When : April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where : Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY Tickets : $75-$2000     Do you have a pair of pleather pants that haven't gotten enough wear lately? Is your black victorian lace dress...Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Some Dreams are Stupid

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The Artist Studio Affordability Project has spent years promoting the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, and New York’s City Council still can’t manage to pass a bill that is unilaterally in the interest of New York City residents. Kirsten Theodos helpfully breaks down all the bullshit arguments against this bill, and explains why it should be passed. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Otto Splotch

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

I've always been a fan of Otto Splotch's weird-as-hell punk illustrations. The blobby figures in his tableaus—who are usually engaged in some combination of sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, or crime—feature details from bad stick-n-poke tattoos...Show More Summary

SLIDESHOW: Mexico City Galleries, Part 3

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The diversity and sheer volume of art on view in Mexico City at any given point in time never ceases to amaze me. This week, I had an uncommonly un-cerebral experience of conceptual art critic Robert C. Morgan's retrospective at Proyectos Monclova. Show More Summary

Wednesday Links: Too Privileged For Roommates

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

We need your thoughts: who owns the better gimp mask? @nashersculpture or @DallasMuseumArt ?https://t.co/s5qjeb32SE pic.twitter.com/2gQwyqx0Op — Glasstire (@Glasstire) March 28, 2017 Not to ruin a funny tweet, but we will remind people...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: HappyToast

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It won't be too long before we'll be able to cite a robust history on Piet Mondrian inspired GIFs. We've already posted about Chiara Passa‘s “Mondrian Happens,” a GIF that spells out its title. Now, we're posting an image by a user who goes by the name HappyToast, who has animated this Mondrian painting into a game of Pong. Show More Summary

Climbing Generations Of Trauma And Muslim Heritage: Baseera Khan’s “iamuslima” at Participant Inc.

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The personal is political is one of the longest enduring clichés in contemporary art. But, sometimes, an artist can dust off this tiresome trope to more effectively shed light on a critical issue with their own life and cultural heritage than with cold, hard facts. The latest of these exhibitions is Baseera Khan’s iamuslima at Participant Inc. Show More Summary

Long Live Dusty Whistles’s New Flesh (with no apologies to David Cronenberg)

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Berlin-based, NYC-born artist Dusty Whistles practices a purpose-driven drag that blends futuristic post-gender, post-human iterations with front line political messaging. In Berlin, where mainstream drag can be boiled down to two show...Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Patrick Stewart in Drag, Coco Fusco on the Whitney Drama, Canada’s #Lacgate

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

AHHH! Patrick Stewart in drag looks so much like Kellyanne Conway it’s freaking me out. Please tell me there’s an SNL appearance planned. [ 22 Words ] I keep thinking we have to be done with the Dana Schutz Open Casket controversy and then something else comes out on the subject. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Republicans Trying to Shoot Down Obamacare Like

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Hey, even Sean Young had bad days filming the role that defined her career. (Actually, rumor has it, a lot of bad days.) So cheer up illogical healthcare haters! As for the rest of us who like going to the doctor: we dodged a bullet. One...Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Use Your Sick Days Wisely

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

There’s plenty of good stuff to do this week, starting with a Felix Gonzalez-Torres book launch reception at the Whitney Monday night. Carla Gannis has a book launch of her own Tuesday night at the Pratt library, including augmented-reality elements. Show More Summary

Monday Links: Be This Dog’s Neighbor

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_82134" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Gallerist Lydia Pettit with her dog Ruby. By J.M. Giordano for City Paper.[/caption] City Paper asked some of their writers and friends to pose for awkward portraits with their pets, by photographer J.M. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Commercial Photography and Art History

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Sometimes it seems like we're just taking the same pose, over and over again. Other times, we're remaking re-imagining poses entirely.

How Much is Culture Worth Compared to Melania Trump?

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

New York's arts organizations stand to lose big time under Trump's NEA-gutting budget. New York taxpayers are already losing big time while footing the bill for the Trump family's security owing to the First Lady's decision to remain in her Manhattan penthouse. We wondered: just how much art could you fund with a few hours of Melania's security detail?

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