- AFC’s Panda Calendar—now on sale—makes national news! Critic Carolina Miranda of the LA Times explains why we’ve asked twelve artists to strip down while wearing panda hats, in a classical setting. She says we’ve transformed the “perfect trifecta of absurdity into a handy tool the art world can use all year long”. I’ll round that up to a two thumbs up! [The LA Times]
- We got write ups in Paper (#breaktheinternet) and Artnet broke the news. Woot!
- May the Lord have mercy on our souls: SantaCon, the all-day bar-crawl of drunken Santas, is moving its masses to Brooklyn. [ANIMAL New York]
- In the most constructed form of fun we can think of, the Guggenheim tries to replicate disco, which was never cool to begin with. [Vulture]
- A Metafilter post on Japanese “snow monkeys” is very informative, but the comment thread is just as good. “Japanese monkeys are assholes.” [Metafilter]
- Soon you’ll be able to Snapchat money. [The Verge]
- A history of vibrators, in graphic comics. The vibrator “was the fifth appliance to be electrified” and, in the early days, “[a]ds often featured beautiful women applying the vibrator to their faces.” [Oh Joy Sex Toy, via @edyoung209]
- An obituary of photographer Lucien Clergue, documenter of gypsies, and Picasso, by his friend Joseph Nechvatal. [Hyperallergic]
- Don’t forget, the Kitchen’s benefit is tonight! [The Kitchen]
If you think the world look better in Atari, then spend some time on Contac. It’s like this century never happened. That site’s where I found this Matissean gem from Mario Paint ’92.
Garis & Hahn and Ikon Arts Foundation are pleased to present Notes on Undoing, a group exhibition of established and emerging Croatian artists curated by Branka Benčić. Featuring photography, film, drawing, painting and mixed-media work by Igor Eškinja, Vlatka Horvat, Igor Grubić, Tina Gverović, Zlatko Kopljar, Dino Zrnec, Marko Tadić, Damir Očko, Hrvoje Slovenc, Viktor Popović, and Ljiljana Mihaljević.
Because there are so many busy GIFs on the site right now, I thought I’d help you out with a smaller, less demanding one, Andrew Rosinski’s “Talker.”