- “If there was ever an academic space that combined a Woodstock party sensibility with the clever pragmatism of an indelible business magnate, it was the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s.” But how can we learn more about this time? Portrait photographer Michael Jang has one answer. He’s been releasing the photos he took as a student during that time on Instagram. So cool. [Nerve, Instagram]
- Summer sure was short lived. We’re already back to talking about record breaking auctions. This week, 26 artists in the Phillips’ “Under the Influence” broke auction records. [Artnews]
- The most feminist moments in sci-fi history. [The Cut]
- The Getty Foundation has announced the first awardees of their Keeping it Modern program, which provides support to conserve modernist architecture. [Hyperallergic]
- Jackson Pollock’s former home in the West Village is available for purchase at a mere $1.25 million. [Artnet]
- The Times has released their Fall Art Preview in the form of a new interactive feature. A few ridiculous art pick in here—the mind numbing exhibition David Bowie Is, for example at the MCA but overall it gives one a good sense of what’s going on across the country. [The New York Times]
- Looking at novelty cameras and fun back in 2000, Steven Stern writes, “Even though most of these cameras are analogue, low-tech devices, the model here would seem to be the Internet – these pictures are not exhibited so much as posted. They don’t end up in a photo album, on a shelf, or in a frame in a gallery, but in some real-life equivalent of virtual space. Like the personal website, the wall of Lomographs and the teenager’s bedroom filled with i-Zone stickers function as open records of the everyday, celebrations of the unexceptional. Not the special ‘Kodak moments’ of conventional photography, but non-events made visible. Disappointing perhaps, but fun.” [Frieze]
- Net Art Pizza precedents (extreme nerd alert). [Rhizome Today and Tom Moody]
- ‘nuf said.
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— Ben Street (@thebenstreet) September 19, 2014
Archive of Paddy Johnson
Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of Art Fag City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in New York Magazine, artreview.com, Art in America, The Daily, Print Magazine, Time Out NY, The Reeler, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and New York Press, and linked to by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Boing-Boing, The New York Observer, Gawker, Design Observer, Make Magazine, The Awl, Artinfo, and we-make-money-not-art. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy is also the art editor at The L Magazine, where she writes a regular column.
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