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TheArtBlog Co-Founder Libby Rosof Retires

by Paddy Johnson on November 20, 2014
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Philadelphia’s well loved TheArtBlog announced today that co-founder Libby Rosof will retire from daily operations at the blog. The blog will continue to be helmed by co-founder Roberta Fallon.

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A Blade of Grass Deadline Approaching: $20,000 for Artists

by Corinna Kirsch on November 18, 2014
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Are you an artist or arts collective who has more in common with Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin than Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst? Well, then scroll over to A Blade of Grass and apply for the organization’s annual $20,000 Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art (artists Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin were two of last year’s recipients).

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New Museum Announces List of Artists in 2015 Triennial

by Corinna Kirsch on November 14, 2014
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We’re providing you with a countdown clock so that you can plan out your February. The New Museum is going balls-out with this Triennial.

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Rauschenberg Foundation Now Allots Funding to Climate Change Solutions

by Whitney Kimball on November 13, 2014
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Artists or not, submit your sustainable solutions to the Rauschenberg Foundation.

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Paul McCarthy Butt Plug Watch: FIAC Deflates Plug After Vandalization

by Paddy Johnson on October 18, 2014
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Paul McCarthy’s butt plugs continue to spark outrage in Paris. Erected in Paris’s upmarket Place Vendôme this Thursday as part of the FIAC art fair, the giant green plug titled “Tree” enraged a passerby Thursday so much that he slapped McCarthy three times. Now, after protestors cut several ropes holding the plug up, FIAC has deflated the piece.

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No Children Harmed in Paul McCarthy Butt Plug Fiasco

by Paddy Johnson on October 17, 2014
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By now, you’ve heard the news: 69-year-old artist Paul McCarthy was attacked in Paris yesterday while installing “Tree,” a giant inflatable butt plug at Place Vendôme. The piece is part of FIAC’s “Hors Les Murs” program and was evidently an offense to an unknown assailant because it does not belong at the Place Vendôme—and because McCarthy is not French. News that the sculpture’s title did not match its function has been the subject of much press giggling.

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Finally, a Semi-Definitive Definition of Post-Internet Art

by Paddy Johnson on October 14, 2014
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Those in search of a definitive text on post-internet artmaking now have a source book to download. Curators Karen Archey and Robin Peckham have released Art Post-Internet, a catalogue to accompany their show Art Post-Internet at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing China. More than that, it’s full of primary source research and information about post-internet art from dozens of critics, curators and museum professionals. These include Christiane Paul, Ben Davis, Domenico Quaranta and myself to name a few. Each catalog receives its own unique unique download number, as well as a weather report for the day and place where it was downloaded.

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W.A.G.E. Establishes Minimum Payment Policies for Artists

by Corinna Kirsch on October 10, 2014
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What you should be getting paid, in real numbers.

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