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GIF Free For All“, a new GIF show launched in conjunction with  Computer Art Congress 4 – CAC4 Rio de Janeiro, and curated by A. Bill Miller, is clearly not about competition. But we are! Being a critical art blog, we’re taking it upon ourselves to rank these GIFs whether you want our approval or not. Our judgement, after the jump!

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Let’s not sugarcoat this: Chelsea has become a glittering straight jacket for any artist who actually wants to experiment. The collector market tethers these artists to calculated production where artistic value and cost never seem to go hand in hand. This makes it hard to get too excited about opening night in Chelsea, and in fact, but for a handful of openings, we’re not. This is what we recommend.

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As of 2011, North Korea has earned $160 million in commissions from international governments to build and export colossal sculptures. These monuments, with their smooth unwrinkled hands, joyous smiles, and innocent demeanor cover up humanitarian catastrophes with a hokey grin. Thus is the aesthetic of Disney Despotism.

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The price of GIFs is going up. This one retails at $5,800. More after the jump.