Jaimie Warren, "Self-portrait as Pennywise the Clown with the Blob, Jason, Freddy, Chucky, Leprechaun and Basketcase in re-creation of the Nativity scene from the Vyššì Brod Altarpiece (1350)," 2014

Jaimie Warren, “Self-portrait as Pennywise the Clown with the Blob, Jason, Freddy, Chucky, Leprechaun and Basketcase in re-creation of the Nativity scene from the Vyššì Brod Altarpiece (1350),” 2014

We have entered the sticky doldrums of New York in August. But although plenty of galleries are taking it slow this month, artists and institutions are creatively adapting their practices to beloved Summer pastimes—from a cookout at the Abrons Arts Center tomorrow to a nice, refreshing dip (in a mud pit) at The Palms Friday night. But if air conditioning is your thing, head to a cool, dark movie theater on Wednesday night for video art from the likes of Petra Cortright and Fake Injury Party. Unlike most CGI-filled Summer blockbusters, this is a benefit for the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. If all this weeknight relaxation has you ready to head back to the world of galleries by the time the weekend rolls around, check out solo shows from Joshua Caleb Weibley at Transfer and perpetual AFC favorite Jaimie Warren at American Medium. Stay hydrated, New York.

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Say hello to Mr. August. For the Art F City 2015 Panda-Themed Calendar of Artists in the Nude, Rachel Stern created a campy, classical take with her model, artist Rollin Leonard. For a $250 donation, this print can be yours.

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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.

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Art criticism is now truly in the hands of the few. News broke last night that ARTnews would buy out Art in America (kind of). These are some details to help you try to figure out what’s actually happening, and what’s just speculation