It’s Amazon Prime Day, a new shopping holiday that promises “more deals than Black Friday.” We care because if you click on our affiliate links, then we receive something like 20 cents per transaction. Also you can get a Kindle for only 49 bucks today—regularly $79—so guess what we’re getting?
Anyway, we found some art-related deals, and a few WTFs. Here’s our shopping list.
Those who live outside the city or weren’t able to make it into Queens for our affordable workspace conference held June 27 at the Queens Museum can now watch the panels as if they were there. Our livestream has been archived forever in the annals of YouTube!
Freaky fairy tales. Digital misfits. Pore-free faces. In a society on the move towards being post-kale, there’s something to be said about trying to find sincerity in all the digital fakery out there, but making it our own. That’s what we’re pretty sure we’ll see in this week’s round-up of art openings, from Egress at K. (Monday) to the #BHQFUOS artists in residence at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University Open Studios (Friday).
Black artists are noticeably underrepresented in Wikipedia’s archive of contemporary art. That’s hugely problematic. Today at MoMA, the Black Lunch Table is hosting a social edit-a-thon to help fill in the blanks.
This is one of those New York City weeks that gets off to a slow start and then builds up to a Friday night of frantically running around to see it all. It’s also one of those great weeks that reminds you the city is still full of people doing awesome, cheap projects with a DIY ethos.
The rent in New York sucks. It’s really high. It’s only getting higher. Is there any end in sight?
Last Saturday roughly 200 people descended on the Queens Museum to attend Stay in New York, a six hour long conference organized by Art F City in the hopes of finding an answer to this question. We didn’t come up with a grand solution, (sorry), but certainly there were a few useful take aways.
This weekend, take some time for America. Go to the beach. Or a mountain. Or a cornfield or something. Eat gross food and watch fireworks. But before you do all that, get your cultural fill during the week. From Shakespeare on the Bowery, queer film screenings, a “virtual fashion show,” and two simultaneous exhibitions at 1329 Willoughby Avenue on Friday night—there are plenty of non-pyrotechnic activities leading up to the nation’s birthday.