- The Creative Time Summit is streaming live now from Sweden. New Yorkers can also go see people talk about DIGITAL LABOR: SWEATSHOPS, PICKET LINES, AND BARRICADES with a time-delayed screening of the talks at the New School. [Creative Time streaming / New School conference]
- On how love is like a fart. [r/Jokes]
- Chinese shoppers using the website Alibaba, only had four days to purchase T-shirts that support Ai Weiwei before Alibaba shut the site down. [The New York Times]
- More bad press for Ryder Ripps’s “ART WHORE”, a project in which he hired two sensual masseuses to make drawings for him at The Ace Hotel to demonstrate how his labor is being exploited. We didn’t like the project, Rhizome didn’t like the project, and Gawker doesn’t like it either. “Instead of opening that exploitation up for inspection, he hides it, making his sex workers into silent players in a drama about the aggrievement of Ryder Ripps.” [Gawker]
- R.A. Montgomery, the author of Choose Your Own Adventure books passed away last Sunday at the age of 78. [Choose Your Own Adventure via Metafilter]
- I think Christian Viveros-Fauné likes these Neo Rausch paintings at David Zwirner? It’s mostly a descriptive review. [Artnet]
- Final Fantasy 3 and Enter the Wu-Tang were both released 20 years ago. Someone on the Internet noticed that. The mash up is better than you’d think. [2 Mello via Metafilter]
- “Is it irresponsible bullshit or harmlessly fatuous?” If you actively hate the Times’s Styles section, as many do, then Jacqui Shine’s comprehensive history is a must-read. The section is often empty elitism that’s late on everything, aggressively dismissive, and totally out of touch. But ultimately, it’s a mix, revealing a history of misogyny and barriers in women’s and gay journalism; the section allowed women like Charlotte Curtis to break from the women’s desk and a gaying of the paper. “Yes, it does function as a powerful critical lens on contemporary life. Yes, it is devoted to the pleasures of affluence. Yes, sometimes it is absurd. And yes, the writers and editors do seem pretty self-aware about all of these things,” Shine writes. [The Awl]
If you’ve ever been assigned a freelance task last-minute and then ridden a nonstop emotional roller coaster while glued to your screen for hours on end, then you should definitely read artist Sam Rolfes’s “Artist’s Notebook” on ANIMAL New York. Rolfes describes the creative process after being asked by the Avondale Type Co to “reinterpret one of their typefaces, Essay, for a print series”. He documents, in detail, his creative struggle to complete the task. Around day three, he’s hit a wall with the “R” character:
At this point, morale is high, but hygiene is running on fumes and I fear leaving the conference room or the cowering space I’ve ensconced myself in for over 8 hours, lest I be mistaken for a lecherous ghoul by the locals and pelted to death with rocks…Nevertheless, “R” must be vanquished…
This is a series of versions of the letter “R”. It’s a great essay. Read the whole piece on ANIMAL New York.
What do nude pandas look like? What do naked artists wearing panda hats look like? On November 18, 2014, those questions you never asked will be answered. This is the date we launch Art F City’s 2015 panda calendar and print series, Artists as Pandas in the Nude—it will be an event to behold. All calendars and prints will be available for FREE with a tax-deductible donation to the blog.
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