- Uber, from the yellow-cab driver perspective. [The New Yorker]
- Great Scott! MoMA’s next populist-exhibition will cover the films of Robert Zemeckis. Because you haven’t seen Back to the Future (1985) or Forrest Gump (1994) on the big screen in ages, or ever. [MoMA]
- Chelsea gallery Wallspace is closing. Over the years, we’ve seen some great shows from this 27th Street gallery. These include Harry Dodge, Daniel Gordon, and Shannon Ebner. [Artforum]
- Now there’s data to show that many art galleries can barely manage to get by. [Bloomberg]
- Don’t be that guy or gal who swipes a painting during someone else’s move. [Craigslist]
- Are you—yes, you—a gentrifier? [Slate]
- On the growing trend of Internet mob justice. It’s happening. [Vox]
- The Seattle Art Fair takes place this weekend for the first time. The Stranger‘s Jen Graves says that so far, she’s seen actually good art at the fair. [The Stranger]
- Breaking! Baby elephant likes birds. [Imgur]
- In Santa Monica, art studios face a 45-percent rent hike. Why? The city renegotiated leases for all businesses located on land at the Santa Monica Airport, art studios included. Another question: how do you have artist studios at an airport? [Culture Monster]
- Wanna be the head honcho of a South Korean contemporary art museum? Here’s your chance. [Call for Curators]
Dezeen’s Pomo Summer is a season-long celebration of one of the most divisive movements in design history. The blog declares: “Love it or hate it, Postmodernism is back in vogue.”
Today, Postmodernism might bring to mind moody theorists and brooding office buildings with cornices, but it wasn’t always so. A lot of Postmodernism was fun! Just look at the Memphis School. Better yet, look at these GIFs inspired by the Memphis School from Tumblr user WHTEBKGRND.
More PoMo after the jump.
The collective behind Brooklyn’s Transmitter gallery has partnered with Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute in Baltimore to present the exhibition Self-Organized — Aesthetics Politics of the Artist Run. The show ambitiously offers a cross-section of work by twenty-nine artists who have co-founded or directed art spaces or publications in New York, Baltimore, Latin America, Holland, and beyond.
It’s Hump Day! That means it’s time to pick a NSFW GIF, a new-ish tradition we have explained in this very NSFW post. And even though it’s only Hump Day, I am off to the beach. In that spirit, we bring you some nice, relaxing GIFs from Tumblr user Awintyyr, a digital artist from Sweden. I bet these are totally SFW in Sweden, actually.
But since most of our readers unfortunately don’t live in Sweden, you’ll just have to view them
…after the Jump.
– Oh, hello.
– Why, hello to you.
Two fleshy rocks greet each other. The one on the left is nervous, and his words tumble away into thin, parasite-like shapes. Two large words that look like legs pulsate behind the second rock, telling him to stay as he is—a bad rock.
Upon his birth, it was foretold by the town’s rock elders that his pointy head signified one thing: he would grow up to become a very bad rock. And so it would be. Except for today. Today he’s feeling flirty.
Or maybe you don’t need a story because it’s just a beautiful GIF.
GIF by Laura Brothers, from a series on Computers Club called “Lost in Motion”