There are just a few hours to place a bid on art in our Paddle8 Writers Auction. You gotta hurry. You’ve got until 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) to pick up work by some of contemporary art’s finest—and support the great staff writers here at Art F City. The artists in this auction include: Echo Eggebrecht, Gianna Commito, Jayson Musson, Joshua Abelow, Ann Hirsch, Aleksandra Domanovic, Keith Mayerson and Alex Da Corte.
We’re in New Orleans today checking out Prospect 3, so the commentary on this GIF is gonna be description. This here, is a GIF of bouncing spheres in water by Eva Papamargariti. It gets a mention because it looks like something drawn straight from Star Wars, and we like that.
Here’s a wanking panda GIF. Why? Because ever since we livestreamed ourselves dressed up as pandas while blogging last year—the government and pandacam shutdown provided a lot of fodder for the blog—we’ve been really interested in pandas.
Speaking of blog fodder, for those of you who missed key moments in our pandacaming, a year later, we’ve got the recap. Get yourself up to date: Watch it.
Does art school lead us to the fulfilling creative life we all hoped, or is it the most expensive possible qualification for a dishwashing job?
Such are the very different pictures of life after art school, painted by two opposing reports: one by the collective of arts alums BFAMFAPhD’s “Artists Report Back”, and another by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) “Making It Work”. In the introductory letter, SNAAP Research Director Steven J. Tepper wonders “how we can serve our students and graduates better as they transition from school to work?” BFAMFAPhD asks: “If we are not supporting ourselves as working artists, what jobs do we work?”
“GIF of the Day” fans, artists, readers: a gift to you. Giphy is holding a $10,000 contest to make a digital sticker. The sticker doesn’t even have to be animated, and it can just be something you made that’s lying around from years past. By sticker, I’m pretty sure they just mean an animated GIF or a picture. It will not stick to things. This is likely the largest sum of money any individual will stand to make off a GIF in 2014.
Sometimes a single GIF is just not enough information for a conclusive idea. “Revolving Door” by Michael Bell-Smith is an example. Obviously, it’s an elegant use of the medium, and an example of simple elements creating deep space. Is it a sincere formal exercise? Or is Bell-Smith commenting on the cyclical nature of digitalia? I can’t tell. For more insight, you can head to his current show at Foxy Production.
With only two days left to bid on our Paddle8 auction, there’s no time to waste. This post exists to remind collectors and AFC supporters to get their bids in.