The collective behind Brooklyn’s Transmitter gallery has partnered with Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute in Baltimore to present the exhibition Self-Organized — Aesthetics Politics of the Artist Run. The show ambitiously offers a cross-section of work by twenty-nine artists who have co-founded or directed art spaces or publications in New York, Baltimore, Latin America, Holland, and beyond.
It’s Hump Day! That means it’s time to pick a NSFW GIF, a new-ish tradition we have explained in this very NSFW post. And even though it’s only Hump Day, I am off to the beach. In that spirit, we bring you some nice, relaxing GIFs from Tumblr user Awintyyr, a digital artist from Sweden. I bet these are totally SFW in Sweden, actually.
But since most of our readers unfortunately don’t live in Sweden, you’ll just have to view them
…after the Jump.
– Oh, hello.
– Why, hello to you.
Two fleshy rocks greet each other. The one on the left is nervous, and his words tumble away into thin, parasite-like shapes. Two large words that look like legs pulsate behind the second rock, telling him to stay as he is—a bad rock.
Upon his birth, it was foretold by the town’s rock elders that his pointy head signified one thing: he would grow up to become a very bad rock. And so it would be. Except for today. Today he’s feeling flirty.
Or maybe you don’t need a story because it’s just a beautiful GIF.
GIF by Laura Brothers, from a series on Computers Club called “Lost in Motion”
The Tumblr 104uuu has been making the blog rounds for its Klonopin-like effects. Relax, relax, relax, as you scan the peaceful, everyday scenes of landscapes and trains, day or night, rain or shine. And if you’re wondering about the source for the images; they’re based off of animated scenes from movies by Japanese director Makoto Shinkai.
Here’s what to do if you’re stuck in New York this week for the heat wave: Attend a lecture on the history of Goth; learn about modernity, architecture, futurism, and Star Wars at John Powers’s art talk; hang out at Prospect Park and pick up a few art mags at the small press flea. It’s summer, but as these events demonstrate, there’s still plenty to do.