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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Three Shows: Beki Basch, Hein Koh, and “Photo Flesh”

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The next week is a good time to do some art-seeing on the westside of downtown Baltimore. Michael Jones McKean's commission from The Contemporary has transformed an old department store into a dystopian museum and it's teriffying and great. Show More Summary

Michael Jones McKean Makes Museums Existentially Terrifying

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Michael Jones McKean | The Ground from theuniformbridgetheory on Vimeo. In Michael Jones McKean's The Ground, presented by The Contemporary, the artist has inserted a dystopian anthropology museum in a long-vacant department store. It's smart, funny, and just a little terrifying. See it while you can.

Friday Links: On Chelsea Manning’s First Portrait As A Free Woman

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Okay, so here I am everyone!! =Phttps://t.co/NuyZlcWfd9#HelloWorld pic.twitter.com/gKsMFTYukO — Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) May 18, 2017 Samantha Allen considers the first image of a free Chelsea Manning, and how the prison where she was kept policed her gender expression. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Bacon is Inspiring!

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Every once and a while I like to check in on the cinemagraph scene and see what's cooking. The short answer is bacon. Other than that, it seems not a hell of a lot has changed in the scene. I found the bacon GIF in a listicle of "28 inspiring cinemagraphs". Show More Summary

A Personal Finance Cheat Sheet for the Overwhelmed

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Money is the most powerful metaphor we have. For many people it represents their self-worth, their standing, their power and their security. In many ways artists are a little different—we have a life where we choose to value different...Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Fascist Prime Minister and Famed Doodler Gets Art World Pass

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83018" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Edi Rama[/caption] Today, May 18th, is apparently International Museum Day, organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)  and Art Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Janet Napolitano Nude-Hoarding Conspiracy Theory

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Of all the NSFW GIFs of the Hump Day that I've found, this probably has the weirdest origin. And that's really saying something. It's an illustration from the right-wing blog The Last Crusade, in which an alarm has been sounded thatShow More Summary

Wednesday Links: More Appropriation Accusations for Damien Hirst, a Circus Art School for Portland

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83011" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Left: a photo Jason deCaires Taylor took of Damien Hirst's "Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable" and posted to Instagram. Right: Jason deCaires Taylor's own work.[/caption] Here’s...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Robert Ek

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Were it not for just how strange and wonderful this GIF of human sushi is, I would say it's nearly impossible to pick just one GIF from Robert Ek's work. All of his work is bizarre and carefully rendered —check out the subtle differences in texture between the rice, mask, "tuna", and seaweed. Show More Summary

The Venice Biennale: An Orphanage for the Terminally Out-of-Touch

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It was close to midnight when my phone started lighting up last week. James Comey, the head of the FBI, was fired and the freak out was almost immediate. I felt lucky to be in Italy. A buffer from US news was necessary to maintain any kind of focus on the Venice Biennale, not to mention one’s sanity. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Racist Art Out, Vomit Art In

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Twin Peaks Metrocards are available at select subway stations. Someone please nab me a Laura Palmer! [Curbed] Georges Berges argues that galleries are being forced to adapt to the "experience economy" as the act of purchasing becomes less about a simple exchange of goods and more about activities. Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Bollywood Musicals, Music for Dogs, Zines at the Pool

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This might feel like a slow week, but you'll need to plan wisely. This weekend is packed with big events that span all day or more. Friday, celebrate NYCxDesign (and Tom Dixon's first New York showroom) with Dezeen at a block party in SoHo. Show More Summary

Highlights, and a Sad Observation, From MICA’s Commencement Exhibition

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

As a rule, we don’t generally discuss student work on the blog. There are plenty of reasons for this, but for me, one is simple: I am forever grateful no one from the art press ever saw the terrible work I was struggling through in art...Show More Summary

Monday Links: Don’t Blame Roberta Smith for Donald Trump

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_82971" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Jeff Koons' sculpture "Play-Doh 1994-2014" has paved the way for Donald Trump, according to Alex Melamid. Is it because there's a melty orange blob in the center and a weird...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Happy Mother’s Day!

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Happy Mother's Day! I can't imagine how much work it is to be a mom, but I do often consider this: for every obnoxious, need, or downright terrible person in the world, there's a mother who had to put up with them. That's some serious strength! GIF by Libby VanderPloeg

We Went to the LES: Solo Shows of Chris Burden and Patricia Treib

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Michael: In the belly of the beast that was Frieze Week, I met up with Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Gallery Director/Assistant Curator of P! to check out some openings in the gallery's neighborhood. We ended up at two solo shows: Chris Burden at Shin Gallery and Patricia Treib at Bureau. I liked both of them a lot more than she did. Show More Summary

Friday Links: Ballroom Inspired By Derelict Detroit Buildings Coming to Brooklyn

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

LOL. Someone at Vanity Fair, intending to reach John Waters via his mailing address at Atomic Books, addressed an envelope to “Jhon Walters; Antomic Books”. [Facebook] The last few building booms have contributed some pretty heinous new additions to New York's cityscape, but this might just be the worse. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Sasha Katz

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Whitney Kimball once remarked rather astutely that "plants are no longer a trend; they are a medium". It's certainly the most beneficial zeitgeist we've observed in a while—the indoor air quality at art fairs has never been better! These GIFs from Sasha Katz don't serve that utility, but might point to another environmental concern. Show More Summary

The Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva: The Pavilions, Part One

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Today we spent the majority of our time looking at the Pavilions and we'll be spending much of tomorrow similarly. Overall, there seem to be fewer people visiting the pavilions and Biennale this year—as evidenced by shortened bathroom cues and the ability to get a cup of coffee in less than hour. Show More Summary

Be AFC’s Neighbor: Apply For Two Trees’ Cultural Space Subsidy Program

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Applications are open for Two Trees' Cultural Space Subsidy Program. We're a recipient, and it's been great. Artists and cultural organizations should apply!

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