- David Greg Harth is one of those performance artists who asks people to do one thing, involving him, repeatedly. You can buy him a hamburger. You can write about him. You can have your picture taken with him at a photo booth. This last project is a futile attempt to get his picture taken with everyone he knows and doesn’t know in an old-school photo booth. I got my picture taken with him this week, but apparently one of the rules of participation is that you have to link to it. *Eyeroll*. [Every Person]
- FAT CAT. This is what a 36-pound feline looks like. [Imgur]
- Russia will be opening its first-ever “library dedicated to contemporary art in Russia” at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. (Really, they didn’t have one yet!) The collection currently comprises about 15,000 items. As a comparison, the Museum of Modern Art in New York’s library holds over 300,000 books about 70,000 artists. [e-flux]
- There’s a new (short) essay on post-Internet art. In case you haven’t read enough about the topic, here’s a few more paragraphs for you! [Negative Jam]
- University students in Egypt won’t be starting school on time. The Egyptian Higher Education Minister claims “dormitories are not ready to receive the students.” In 2013, student protests against the government often took place on university campuses. [Ahram Online]
- Two Norwegian artists plan to open an an art academy in North Korea. [The Art Newspaper]
- Following up on this week’s opening of the Folkestone Triennial, The Guardian reports on the gold hunt initiated by artist Michael Sailstorfer, minute-by-minute. Over 500 people showed up to dig for gold under the beach, supposedly planted by the artist, but so far no treasure has been found. Hmmm…. [The Guardian]
- Death on the Internet: After 15 years, MSN Messenger will be no more. [The Verge]
- Feminism as a dirty word in Atlanta’s art scene. [BURNAWAY]
- Polygon catches up on a truly awful, troll-filled week for female video game developers and writers. Too many trolls on the troll train! [Polygon]
- Relax, like this puppy getting a head massage. [YouTube h/t PAPER]
Scott Gelber, we’ve all been there.
“Fucking prolific” is a phrase that comes to mind when paging through Claudia Maté’s web portfolio. Just based on the thirty-nine websites, GIFs and videos on her site, you might think she’s well into her late thirties. Her resume is equally long, listing exhibitions at MoMA, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Wayne State University.
This film documents the history of Chicago’s most famous art movement that introduced the world to artists like Ed Paschke, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Karl Wirsum, and brings to light the lasting effects of the city’s 1960s-era avant garde on contemporary practitioners. In short, you should watch the movie.