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Post image for This Week’s Must See Events: A Weekend of Gowanus Open Studios

This week in events is all Gowanus Open Studios. We’ve got the Beat Nite Gallery Crawl Friday, the open studios Saturday and Sunday, and the pulp and paper printing madness on Saturday. It’s going to be a fun weekend!

There’s lots to do this week too, but our big pick for the week is Walid Raad’s solo show at MoMA. His work deals with art and conflict in the Middle East, and given the disaster that’s taking over that part of the world, the timing couldn’t be better. It opens today.


These GIFs may be NSFW, but they’re really no more escandaloso than that giant pixelated sexy dancing lady on the Miami skyline. If you worked in an office building across the street from that building, you could probably definitely look at these GIFs from Tumblr user N-LITE at your desk.

Check them out after the jump. 

Post image for Learning to Love a Shit Show: Jim Shaw’s Americana

The number of artists who make art from found imagery and objects is now too many to count. Tumblrs and blogs are full of it and so too are the annals of art history. From Surf Clubs and The Jogging to Haim Steinbach, Robert Rauschenberg and Llyn Foulkes there’s a near bottomless reservoir of work that was made in one world and plunked into a fine art context.

I thought about this as I walked around the New Museum, mostly in awe of Jim Shaw’s three floor survey exhibition The End is Here. It’s basically two stories of art stuff produced and assembled from 1973 on—paintings, and drawings on the second floor; other people’s paintings, drawings, pamphlets, t-shirts and religious banners on the third floor. The museum reserved the fourth for Shaw’s massive cut-out theatre sets and sculptures.

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Uno Moralez hosts quite a few creepy GIFs on his website, but my favorite is this sinister robot figure coveting a small boy. He’s animated only the sheen of metal in the moonlight of the robot—a gentle glinting as the two figures turn down the forest path. Meanwhile, the boy appears in a trance, and nothing but darkness can be seen on the road ahead.