- Dan Deacon released this video a couple of months ago for “Off the Air” on Adult Swim, but we’re linking to it now because we’ve just discovered it. In this video, he taps nine different illustrators (who have done work for “Off the Air”) and has them create a single video. It’s pretty great. [above]
- More great video: choreographer Martha Graham’s creepy, campy take on Oedipus, with set design by sculptor Isamu Noguchi. [YouTube]
- Twitter co-founder Biz Stone says his new app, Super, lets people make images that look a Barbara Kruger. “Basically, we want people to be able to create a work of art as easily as they can text,” says Stone. “Like, so easy that it’s like texting but it looks like a Barbara Kruger or a Shepard Fairey or a Jean-Michel Basquiat.” Editor’s note: Super only resembles a Kruger because you can write in all caps. [MIT Technology Review]
- Remember that cubist Picasso painting that sold for $179 million last week? New York’s local Fox News station blurred the cubist boobs so they could it “show it” to their viewers. [Daily Mail]
- In New Jersey, an exhibition by students at Westfield High School shows work illustrating police violence. Police have complained to school officials. [Truth Voice]
- We had no idea the Rolling Stones was such a popular jukebox item. Here’s a map of New York’s most listened to songs on internet connected jukeboxes. [The Wall Street Journal via Hyperallergic]
- Time magazine acknowledges that public (or at least institutional and press) opinion about Yoko Ono has shifted to respect, as evidenced by her solo show at MOCA. [Time]
A dual review of seven pieces currently on view at Frieze, NADA and Select. Ms. Mountain, an artist, writer and comedian, and SSION (also known as Cody Critcheloe) an artist, director, and sometimes musician take on Puppies Puppies, Steven Gagnon, Chloe Wise, Elizabeth Jager, D’Ette Nogle, Kai Schiemenz, Unknown performers, Josh Faught, Genieve Figgis and Peter Coffin.
This “flower” might make you think about Georgia O’Keeffe, but the horror-film version of a desert rose, not a beautiful bloom. Or it might make you think about side-scrolling video games, as the horizon line moves constantly onward to the right, rather than receding into the distance. Flower or video games, whatever it is you’re looking at, Ratte excels at defying genres.
Other ways in which Sabrina Ratté excels:
- Building suspense
- Making lonely landscapes even lonelier
- Giving form to nothingness
One trend we identified at NADA was the ubiquity of paintings (noun) with a deliberate absence of painting (verb). Perhaps reactionary to provisional painting—and all its polarizing discourse on authorship, ego, and craft—there was nary an identifiable brushstroke on many of the fair’s plentiful canvases. Which isn’t to say that the work didn’t look painterly: paintings are an easy thing to bring to a fair and sell, but it seemed like no one wanted to paint. What we ended up with is a sampling of strategies to mitigate, or negate entirely, the apparent hand of the artist from the process of mark-making.
For this commission, artist David Hanes remixed 47 out of 500+ images that Art F City staff members took during this year’s Frieze New York. The remixes are made with the same techniques he used to produce his “Aware” series, in which online images of gallery documentation become the source material for digital manipulations. Hanes revises these representations of cultural objects in anonymous spaces using Photoshop. The result are dark and vaguely unsettling photographs of emptied showrooms and bleached-out artwork.