- Of all the responses in Karen Archey and Robin Peckham’s Art Post-Internet catalogue questionnaire about the term, my favorite comes from Christiane Paul, who corrects the idea that Marisa Olson coined “Post-Internet.” Josephine Berry Slater talked about post-internet art two years earlier in 2003 during her introduction at a symposium at Tate. Paul also refutes the idea that the term will have any longevity. Post-Medium says the same thing, but with less confusion. [Art F City]
- Apparently, exercise makes you live longer. Who knew? This article describes the importance of one’s “fitness age,” which, unlike your chronological age, can be lowered. [The New York Times]
- A profile on Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, a performance artist whose film “Hermitos Children 2” includes a scene in which a man has his penis strung up in a noose by a boatload of women. The scene was improvised. [Time Out]
- Because husky puppies are cute. [@HereBeHuskies]
- Because dogs trying to smile is cute. (Thanks you, Here Be Huskies.) [Bark Post]
- We’re getting excited about the Pratt Upload conference! Alex Teplitzky is DJing the Art F City-sponsored after party at the Emerson this Saturday. Here’s the soundcloud preview he made for the party. [Nabocough]
- The greatest hoodie ever made costs $89.00. Sales are through the roof, thanks to a Slate article. [Business Insider]
- Skate’s Reports has produced a London auction preview for ARTnews. At what point does Sergey Skaterschikov’s investments compete with one another? Redline, the Russian company with a stake in artnet that Skate’s is advising, seemingly competes with Artnews, which owned by Skate’s Capital. Skate’s Capital also owns a stake in Paddle8 that seemingly competes with artnet. Is the point to assemble one giant conglomerate? [ARTnews]
- Eight-year-old nails the Patrick Swayze half of the Dirty Dancing finale. We are led to believe that this is entirely learned from watching the movie a handful of times, which seems impossible. Somebody enroll the boy in a dance class. [Gawker]
- A British parrot went missing for four years and returned speaking Spanish. [The Daily Breeze]
- Wall Street plummets. [New York Times]
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.
These aren’t art GIFs, but if anyone remembers our Panda Liveblog during last year’s government shutdown, you’ll understand why we have such an affection for these guys. We spent more than two weeks broadcasting ourselves dressed as pandas while blogging. Check out our AWESOME recap video by Rhett Jones.
In any event, we’re not over this panda thing. Here are 10 more GIFs to prove it. More after the jump.
That’s a 25 megabyte-size GIF on the front page, so if the blog’s a little slow to load, you know why. The GIF is a screen capture from a video for Jimmy Edgar’s “Who’s Watching.” I can’t say the music is my thing (it’s cheesy electronica), so I actually prefer the GIF version. The visuals are described by Edgar as a “cat altar,” a parlance made common by Dump.fm. But since it was intended to be viewed in its full length, and with the music, definitely click through to the video. Via Prosthetic Knowledge.
Steve Lambert, a finalist in this year’s ArtPrize competition says that if he wins, he will donate the money to the LGBT Fund of Grand Rapids. That’s potentially a lot of money. He’s been nominated in both the public vote, and by the jury. The top prize for each is worth $200,000. Currently, he’s up for the $20,000 Time-Based Juried Award and the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize. (He’s now out of the running for the public vote prize.)