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Wednesday Links: Transgressions Edition

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on April 10, 2013
  • There goes experimentation on the Upper East Side (or, at least, it falls more to Higher Pictures and Venus Over Manhattan). Alex Zachary Peter Currie, the converted duplex gallery of Gavin Brown protegé Alex Zachary, reports that it’s “winding down operations over the next month and will not reopen.” They last told Gallerist that they were looking for a space in Harlem. [GalleristNY]
  • Want money for blogging? The Warhol Foundation’s annual Arts Writers grant application is now open. [e-flux]
  • The #1 most downloaded porno film in the Vatican is about an artist who “makes an example” of an art critic. [Gawker]
  • Grindr gets the watercolor treatment. [Tumblr via AFC Contributor Ben Macaulay]
  • This explains a lot: The New York Times exposes Twitter’s underbelly of fake accounts dealings, helping us understand why people get 20,000 new followers overnight. They’re “now getting into the retweet business.” [The New York Times]
  • Estée Lauder deepens its relationship with the Met. In a move compared to the Rockefellers, and the Annenbergs, Leonard A. Lauder has promised the museum his billion-dollar Cubist collection, said to be one of the greatest in the world. Incredibly, Lauder tells the Times that when he began his collection forty years ago, “a lot was still available, because nobody really wanted it.” [NYTimes]
  • Target deepens its relationship with art. Target, already a major supporter or the Walker and MoMA’s “Target” Free Fridays, now sponsors MoMA’s educational programs. [MoMA]
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The Art World is Crumbling, but We Have Chromatic Dinosaurs

by Corinna Kirsch on February 8, 2012
  • Walmart is full of evil; they’re screwing with Miami Basel. [Artnet]
  • Carol Vogel writes about the Met like it’s fallen into a doomsday scenario: “the fountains are leaking, the sidewalk is crumbling, and the trees are dying.” [The New York Times]
  • Junk Jet just released its newest issue about all things “net-heart!”. You can see most of the issue on Junk Jet‘s Flickr; and it includes essays and images by a “who’s who” list of net-aware writers, curators, and artists like Nicholas O’BrienArtie VierkantRafaël Rozendaal, and Bea Fremderman. Oh, and it includes an essay by our Editor-in-Chief, Will Brand. <3333s! [Junk Jet]
  • One of our Associate Editors, Whitney Kimball has an expert’s eye for painting. Here, she reviews Sarah McEneaney’s show at Tibor de Nagy. [New American Paintings]
  • Facebook won’t allow its users to post photos that show breast feeding. Moms are mad; protests have been happening outside of Facebook offices worldwide. [Tiny Nibbles]
  • You Tube’s full of hidden goodies. It’s not just funny puppies and cute kitties – or cute puppies and funny kitties; it has oodles of early computer animation to sift through. Not to be too hipster in my choice of subject matter, but Chromosaurus, a mesmerizing video of shiny dinosaurs, is a great place to start exploring the corners of early CGI. [YouTube]
  • According to this lawsuit, porn can’t be copyrighted. [Torrent Freak]
  • Andrew Andrew, one of our nominees for the AFCRPAAaA*, give a feisty video review of the downtown theater scene, chock full of banter ranging from what ants eat for dinner to sticking a dick in a plant. [Paper]
  • Many thanks to another one of our AFCRPAAaA* awards nominees, Adam Lindemann, who just gave AFC a new tagline: “What you do is great, if somewhat misguided.” Yes, these are words of wisdom. [Twitter]
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