Thank-you, Beth Heinly, for posting this amazing GIF of what looks like somebody cosplaying “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” in the suburbs. This comes to us from Heinly and Maureen Cummings’s new cosplay inspiration tumblr. This site also includes a really great rendition by Philadelphia-based artists of weirdly threesome-y portraits of the cast of “The East”. More of this, please.
By now, we’ve surveyed the fall landscape in New York City, and we’ve seen enough to confidently air some complaints about that. If this tells you anything, Jen and Paul’s bus tour, which drives around mocking Chelsea, tops our list.
And among the other gems: a reconstruction of a 2007 installation by the late Jason Rhoades; Regina Rex’s new Manhattan gallery; and a show by Sadie Benning. And surprisingly, Paddy Johnson likes the Dan Graham pavilion on the Met’s rooftop. Those, and other redeeming shows, after the jump!
If there was ever any doubt that politically conservative culture critic Terry Teachout is full of shit, his latest article for The Wall Street Journal should settle the matter. In it, he suggests that Roberta Smith and Michael Kimmelman are hypocrites because they have called out The Metropolitan Museum of Art for accepting money from philanthropist and famed right winger David H. Koch over Twitter, but might not refuse to cover the museum. The Met’s brand-new plaza with the Beaux-Arts facade, is named after Koch because he donated $65 million to pay for it.
We tend to post recent GIFs in our GIF of the Day series, but there’s actually no reason for that. So, just to prove that we are apt to dive into the past, here’s Michael Bell-Smith‘s “Faceted Sphere” from 2008. It’s deceptively simple, using a push-and-pull device to show flooring that recedes backwards, stairs that move upwards, and a sphere that moves forwards.