- We’re not even in L.A. and we want to ride the public transit thanks to this retro-eighties commercial promoting the metro. [Culture: High & Low]
- A list of Twitter accounts most frequently followed by New York Times staff. Not a single art personality on the list. [TMF]
- The Tom of Finland Foundation announces its 10th annual Emerging Artists Competition. Enter an erotic drawing by the November 3, 2014 deadline and you could win a numbered lithograph by Tom of Finland. [Tom of Finland Foundation]
- Last chance to see the same balloon dogs and photorealistic kitsch paintings that have been systematically circulating around Gagosian in various combinations for the past ten years. Do not miss this rare opportunity. [Whitney Museum of American Art]
- Bill O’Reilly concedes more than I thought he would in this conversation with Jon Stewart about white privilege. [Mother Jones via: The Daily Show]
- Speaking of comedy, there aren’t too many more episodes of The Colbert Report left for live viewing. For those of us who don’t have time to wait in line for tickets—everybody but tourists—here’s an app that gives you real-time notifications about ticket availability. [iTunes]
- There’s a new Studio Ghibli movie out! Vulture’s Bilge Ebiri loves it, but the endorsement kind of goes without saying. This one is all hand-drawn. [Vulture]
- Maurizio Cattelan retired after his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim, but Carol Vogel seems to think a show of his secondary market work split between Venus Over Manhattan and Sotheby’s represents a comeback. Huh? [The New York Times]
- Artist Jenny Drumgoole who’s performing/lecturing at Philly’s AUX performance space this Saturday night gets a feature in City Paper! The artist is known for crashing straight-people events like the Wing Bowl and Paula Deen’s cream cheese contest. Lately, she turned a series of surprise parties for her trash collectors into a campaign for a renewed union contract. Keep an eye on this woman. She is a force to be reckoned with. [City Paper]
- Don’t forge art. You go to jail. [artnet News]
If you didn’t read Paddy Johnson’s review of the film Twohundredandfiftysixcolors, a feature-length film made of 3,000 GIFS, I recommend checking it out. It’s a good assessment of how GIFs translate to film by somebody who’s been watching the scene for many years from the perspective of both a net-art and cat fanatic.
Johnson finds a point of contention in Kevin Bewersdorf‘s “Mandala” because it had to be compressed to fit the video, and its meaning changes when it’s in a sequence of other GIFs about getting high. We’re on the Internet, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.
Johnson has a soft spot for the piece because she curated this particular work into her 2011 show Graphics Interchange Format and before that it was made in 2008. #tbt
This is an outtake GIF from Małgosia Woźnica’s “Arxitekton,” an incredible GIF trip through mechanized architecture. For the project, Woźnica made a site to scroll through an isolated, Tron-like universe where her strange architecture lives. The UX is pretty great, too: you can scroll vertically or horizontally, and you’re given “slow” or “fast” connection speed options.
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.