“One can only say this culture is mad.” That was John Berger from his influential 1972 BBC documentary “Ways of Seeing,” describing the juxtaposition of glamorous advertising imagery with the real-world suffering of the working classes and the third world. He was just talking about how a magazine story about Pakistani refugees ran with a liquor ad. I wonder what he would think of a Twitter feed.
Thanks to Lorna Mills, now 58 web-based artists have given “Ways of Seeing” an update for the times.
Not being a part of the Federal Government, the (e)merge art fair’s schedule to open its third edition in Washington, DC tomorrow will remain unchanged. This is a positive occurrence for the Washington community, and at least according AFC’s Paddy Johnson, who visited the fair in 2011 and 2012, despite a few caveats, it’s worth a visit.
We know what we’re doing this week. We’re stopping by this summer’s neo-feminist-queer-sex-positive-anti-institutional performance festival “Emergency Glitter,” which, among many others, features AFC’s own roommate Rebecca Patek.
We’ve already got a big fat bonerang for Michael Mahalchick, creator of Official Art F City Judy Chicago Wiener. So imagine our joy when we heard that we’ll get to see even more of him today at NADA! This morning, we received a dispatch from our editor Paddy Johnson, with cryptic but very tantalizing details about some sort of stripper-themed performance that’s going down at 4:30pm, for one hour only.
The first full-length film about GIFs made up of GIFs premieres next week. The film isn’t available online just yet, but lucky for us—and you—AFC was given an exclusive preview, a section of “landscape” GIFs. It’s beautiful.