The prints are here! Tuesday night Art F City launched our one-night-only exhibition and reception of Rachel Stern’s “Nude Artists as Pandas” at Sargent’s Daughters. One of New York’s fastest rising stars, Stern has shown at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Invisible Exports, and Humble Arts Foundation. This summer, she spent two months in Maine, at one of the world’s most prestigious residencies, Skowhegan.
The launch attracted art-worlders shot by Stern such as Martha Wilson, Nayland Blake, Jason Andrews, and Allegra LaViola along with luminaries like William Powhida, Ben Davis and Kat Griefen. All were recorded for posterity by photographer Christian Grattan.
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By now, we’ve surveyed the fall landscape in New York City, and we’ve seen enough to confidently air some complaints about that. If this tells you anything, Jen and Paul’s bus tour, which drives around mocking Chelsea, tops our list.
And among the other gems: a reconstruction of a 2007 installation by the late Jason Rhoades; Regina Rex’s new Manhattan gallery; and a show by Sadie Benning. And surprisingly, Paddy Johnson likes the Dan Graham pavilion on the Met’s rooftop. Those, and other redeeming shows, after the jump!
Performance artist Istvan Kantor (Karl Lagerfeld lookalike?) vandalizes Jeff Koons retrospective with his own blood. This seems to be a pastime for him, seeing as he doused a Paul McCarthy sculpture in his blood in 2004. He won a Canadian award for that one. [Hyperallergic]
Gwangju Biennial president resigns after work criticizing South Korean president Park Geun-hye was censored by the local government. [The Art Newspaper]
Artforum likes Bunny Rogers. The artist just got a critic’s pick. She did a “Top Ten” for them this year. [h/t @mfortki, Artforum]
Chicagoans who like biking, jogging, or lollygagging around Lake Shore Drive will now be able to set their eyes upon a Christopher Wool sculpture. Lake Michigan just wasn’t enough of a view! [Chicago Tribune]
#Abramopug enjoys continued popularity, though so far, seems to have only one performance, “The Artist is Present,” in its repertoire. It’s going to have to do better than that if it wants to make it in this town. [Dazed Digital]
A man walks into Atlanta’s High Museum of Art with a gun. He’s told that’s “NOT OKAY” (in different words, of course) and security detains him. Mr. Guy With a Gun is confused because he didn’t know he was breaking the law—because the museum didn’t have proper signage telling him not to bring in his gun. This, just two months after Georgia passed a “guns everywhere” law. [NBC Atlanta via @Juliahalperin]
We missed this last month, but a Forbes writer has suggested closing all the libraries and buying everyone an Amazon Kindle subscription. Because a library is basically an inefficient storage warehouse. [Forbes]
Here’s a solid piece of criticism. I didn’t care what the New York Times’s “Bookends” column was doing ‘til now, but Jesus, these prompts are terrible, and they’re a total product of the newsy Internet opinion factory. Free the writers! [Salon]
The cheapest apartment in Manhattan below 96th Street will cost you $170,000. Looking at the dealer’s images, seems like this linoleum-filled studio needs some handiwork. [Curbed New York]
An unexpected creative tip from ad agencies: make something so bad that it’s good again. That was the very intentional premise behind making this Missouri Mall back-to-school ad, as well as this car dealership rap. The former went instantly viral. When it works it works, I guess. [Time]
“That’s not a litter box, it’s CAT SHIT JAIL.” [The Toast]
Lockhart Steele, the Editorial Director of Vox Media, and one time old school blogger (Steele founded Curbed and Eater), is bringing back his blog. [The Verge]
In Philadelphia, in solidarity with the Ferguson protests, the young actor Keith Wallace staged a protest in front of Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture by lying face down on the ground with fake bullet holes through his back. White people took group photos and selfies. Others cropped Wallace out to get a shot of the sculpture. [artnet News]
If you want David Byrne’s opinions about the crisis faced by young struggling artists, in cartoon form, you can have that. Because fuck it, let’s trivialize everything. [Village Voice]
On Saturday, St. Louis groups call for solidarity actions for Mike Brown, for people to gather at a place in their community at the site of an unjustified police murder. The event map seems to be broken at the moment, so we’ll check back for updates later. [Action Network via @UPROSE]
A depressing statistic: In 2013 and 2012 the voter turnout rate in Ferguson was just 11.7 percent and 8.9 percent respectively. Generally speaking, when turnout rate is low, the electorate skews white and conservative. Their city government is almost entirely white, while two in three residents are black. [MSNBC]
Pedro Vélez continues his campaign against the white hegemony of the art press. To upgrade your bookshelf, he recommends Paco Barragán’s The Art Fair Age, an analysis of the contemporary art fairs. At $243, we can’t afford it. [Amazon via @PDRVelez]
Los Angeles County voters can choose whether to turn $23 million in annual property taxes to fund “parks and recreational facilities.” This includes money for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Natural History Museum, and the California African American Museum. [Los Angeles Times]
Arby’s (the only restaurant to willing to be followed by the phrase “We Have The Meats™”) will be getting a tax break. They’re donating Pharrell’s lumpy hat, which they purchased in March at a charity auction, to the Newseum’s permanent collection. [A.V. Club]
Researchers expose children to criticism at a young age and rank their drawings on a scale from 1 to 12 to see who is, and will be, the smartest. As it turns out, children who can draw better score higher on intelligence tests. [Time]
Public art trend? It’s not about you, it’s about the artist. Dan Colen, for a Washington, D.C. commission by the LAND, will install a boom box at a city underpass for three months, that will continuously loop a reading of Dan Colen’s future read by of various fortune tellers, thus “imbuing the dark, foreboding space with possibility, hope, and presence.” Good days ahead for Colen, we assume. Other projects look far more promising. [LAND]
Nicki Minaj. What happened to “I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin”? Sticking to Lily Allen. [YouTube]
The artist known as Olek yarnbombed the ocean. This looks like two divers in yarn suits holding up a yarn banner which reads “SHARK” next to a shark. Let this be the last yarnbombing. [Hyperallergic]