- Andres Serrano, an artist who has never been shy to controversy, was recruited by the New York Times to photograph Angora rabbits at a National Angora Show. So, from Piss Christ to Fuzzy Bunnies. [The New York Times]
- Followed by a close second, we have Carolina A. Miranda reporting on the Orange County Museum of Art’s high-profile layoff of five staff members, including chief curator Dan Cameron. Miranda digs into the museum’s recent fundraising history and scours the museum’s tax forms to figure out why OCMA would be interested in such rampant restructuring. [Culture: High & Low]
- Want to know which flight will get you where you’re going the fastest? FiveThirtyEight has the answer if you’re flying anywhere in the United States. So. Useful. [FiveThirtyEight]
- Bread begone! [The Gluten Free Museum]
- A comprehensive look at what happened on the Internet yesterday: April Fools is a minefield. [The Washington Post]
- Art horoscopes from Hyperallergic. If you’re a Taurus, like me (Paddy), then buck up. Apparently our moment is just around the corner. [Hyperallergic]
- For $1 million you can get a 25-acre plot of land with stunning sea views, three swimming pools, a sauna, and a heli pad…in Kenya. By comparison, $1.5 million in New York will get you a two-story house in Park Slope. That looks like a crime scene. The “house of horrors” is still available! [Bloomberg, Curbed New York]
- Fionn Meade, the former SculptureCenter curator has been appointed artistic director of The Walker. He was their senior curator. Does anyone understand the difference between these two positions? [Artnews]
- A history of nearly every single web project by Aleksandra Domanović. [Art in America]
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For tiny gifs, there’s no better source than the Happy Galgomon GIF Factory. These fan-made GIFs replicate the Digimon characters from the toys, trading cards, and cartoons. There’s nothing commercial about these GIFs, though, hundreds of which have added up to create a veritable alternative encyclopedia of the Digi-brand.
Welcome to The Happy Galgomon Gif Factory! Hey, where did Galgomon go? Well, he’s around here somewhere, but Shoutmon has taken his usual place, giving a shout out to the ongoing season of Digimon!
This page is an archive of a lot of fanmade Digimon pixel art, referred to simply as “gifs” for lack of a better term. This is the result of a project that inadvertantly began in May of 2001 on the old Megchan’s Digimon Sekai messageboard.
Rosalia Marzulio wants to bake Kanye West’s honorary doctorate in a cake.
That is, the artist and freshman at School of the Art Institute (SAIC) is requesting that SAIC President Walter Massey pass this proposal on to West. She started a Facebook event and Twitter feed so the project could gain some momentum. When I spoke to her on the phone last Saturday, she’d landed a meeting with President Massey, and was excited to pass on her idea to the administration.
The art world must have speculative fiction on the brain. The week starts with a discussion of the art of 2050 and continues with art about the seen and unseen (“the unknown” is a pervasive theme this week). There’s also a lot having to do with data: the good, the bad, and the ugly—depending on how you feel about infographics.
Makes sense. The future is pretty much here.
In the countdown to the Art F City 10th Anniversary Auction honoring artist Laurie Anderson, we’ll be previewing GIFs from our 10th Anniversary GIF and Print Portfolio, a limited-edition suite of prints and GIFs that includes work by Morehshin Allahyari, Jennifer Chan, Faith Holland, Sara Ludy, Claudia Maté, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Angela Washko, and Giselle Zatonyl. Today, we’re previewing Faith Holland’s “Equivalents.”
The heavens exploded and in its wake, we received clouds. Not just any clouds, though: Faith Holland’s painterly GIF, “Equivalents,” shows us a milieu of digital and analog clouds that defy time and space. They’re trans-dimensional, trans-chronological. But none of that makes this a crazy GIF. No, it’s a scene of organized chaos. Every Mario-Brothers cloud stays in its own lane, never crashing into the serious gray stratus clouds that plod along at a different speed. To each their own, in this racetrack in the sky.
Today we announce the launch of Art F City’s 10th Anniversary Benefit Auction, which runs on Paddle8 through April 13.