I found a limit to the number of “Fresh Link” posts I want to see on my blog yesterday when I realized I could easily fill the entire front page. As a result, AFC presents the return of Massive Links!
Image via MTAA
Art collective battles it out during a marathon Karaoke session where by they drink a beer for every round they perform. A new match is uploaded everyday for Internet surfers to vote on, but careful clicking around, I accidentally voted for t.whid prior to watching the performance, and discovered I couldn’t change my vote (though I probably didn’t need to). Having recently seen this piece at MTAA’s studio I can tell you there are some choice matches coming up, (I believe death match 5 stood out to me, as did a number of M. River’s later performances), so be sure to check back and vote.
Image via: Rhizome
I truly wish I could attend this event tonight, but I’ve got a screening to go to that means I’ll arrive late at best. However, you all should go. The line up includes everyone we like here; Bands such as Professor Murder, Yacht and Gang Gang Dance; Cory Arcangel hosts the event, and anyone who has seen him perform knows that he’ll be a riot; and there’s even a silent auction. Event details and ticket information here.
A heads up to aspiring hackers: Harvestworks is offering a Hardware Hacking course with Nick Collins for audio applications June 1 – June 4th. According to the course description you’ll learn about “a range of battery-powered “consumer” technology (radios, electronic toys), observe the effect of direct hand contact on the circuit boards, experiment with the substitution of components, and listen to unheard signals running through the circuit.” Learning to make stuff costs money though, $460 for non members to be exact.
Dan Christensen’s Pavo (1968), at the National Academy. Image via New York Magazine
In publishing news, Jerry Saltz’s first article for New York Magazine appears today on their site. He reviews “High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967—1975″, at the National Academy, observing a number of questionable art inclusions, and obvious exclusions, yet failing to name one. For all the lip service this critic has given the problems of writers not offering opinions, you’d think he’d manage to back a few of his own. He does however do a good job of summarizing the show’s thesis.
Related: Roberta Smith’s more substantial review of the same show.
Should international and domestic donations of art be treated the same for tax purposes? Normally I’d rather drill a hole in my forehead than contemplate such things, but art bloggers have turned this question into something I’ve actually enjoyed reading about. Some of the most well put together arguments you’ll find on the web from Tyler Green, the art law blog, Modern Kicks, and for all the trouble I give her, Culturegrrl.
Image via: icommons
I’m a little late posting about this, but keep your eye open on the iSummit Artist in Residence program, slated for Croatia this year. I’ve been invited to be their art blogger, which means Croatia will be dealing an influx of art attitude between the dates of June 15th – 17th. I’m sure they’ll live.