This Week’s Art Events

by Whitney Kimball on January 14, 2013 The L Magazine

SPECIAL EFFECT @ The Museum of the Moving Image, New York – January 18th, 2013 at 7pm from cartune xprez on Vimeo.

This week, we’ll be attending an underground animation screening, a ton of international exhibitions, and the re-re-reopening of the Seaport Museum. Here’s what that looks like:

Friday, January 18th

Screening/performance: Special Effect, Museum of the Moving Image

If you wanna know where seapunk came from, you may find aesthetic clues in the video game-heavy experimentation of Cartune Xprez. The underground animation label has commissioned 20 shorts, which will be presented as a live television show by artist Peter Burr. This is exciting, because Cartune Xprez includes some of the most influential people working in the underground animation scene, from claymation grandfather (and Frank Zappa animator) Bruce Bickford to emerging artists like painter Allison Schulnik, performance artist Shana Moulton, and Vancouver-based animator Barry Doupé.
7 PM, $15 public / $9 Museum members, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY

Talk: Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy in Conversation, New Museum

Judith Bernstein, who has a solo exhibition at the New Museum, talks with Paul McCarthy about similarities between their work. This should be a good one. Bernstein’s work is informed by bathroom stall graffiti; and Paul McCarthy, well, you know.
7 PM, $8 general admission, members free. 235 Bowery.

For the full piece, click here.

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