Artists are none too happy with collector/future First Daughter Ivanka Trump. As noted in Bloomberg recently, the socialite has an impressive collection of contemporary art, including works by John Baldessari, Dan Colen, Christopher Wool, and many others. But now that the Trump family’s abhorrent politics have been made glaringly clear, many dealers and artists are facing “seller’s remorse.”
Alex Da Corte: “Ivanka Trump, please get my work off of your walls. I am embarrassed to be seen with you.”
Brandon Muir’s GIFs are a really satisfying blend of absurd and creepy. Whatever inscrutable things are going on here, I wanna watch but definitely not touch—just like a mini Cronenberg film. According to this interview, the above GIF “A Night’s Prayer,” was the first he ever created. I think it’s a masterpiece.
Remember Dazzler, the X-Men character who could turn disco music (and after a 1990s rebranding, techno) into laser beams? This acrobat is kinda like that, except instead of using glamour to fight crime, she uses some orifice to hold a laser pointer while doing splits in the air.
Despite the misogynistic horror of Donald Trump’s campaign and eventual election victory, 2016 was a great year for women in the art. There were compelling solo exhibitions by women artists in major institutions, a copious list of all-women group shows and dynamic revivals of unfairly overlooked female artists’ careers. It seems like 2016 marked the return of much-needed 1990’s-style “girl power.”
Granted, there’s still a long way to go for equal representation, particularly for women artists of color. But, hopefully, this is just the beginning. To celebrate this year’s exciting and timely return to feminism, I selected the ten best shows featuring women in 2016. Results below:
With actress Zsa Zsa Gabor’s passing over the weekend at the age of 99, it seemed a good time to mine a few of the more notable GIFs out there. Boy, she was a looker. I just lost a half hour to Google searches on the starlet and personality because I like looking at pretty people.
Anyway, Rest in Peace Zsa Zsa.
Let’s just concede that there’s no a hell of a lot going on this week. Arthaps, our go-to source for events has nothing listed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we’re not listing anything either. That’s not because there aren’t events out there to attend, but because we don’t want to encourage any behavior that doesn’t involve actually relaxing for the holidays. With that in mind, we’ve listed a holiday party to attend tonight, a concert tomorrow and a group election therapy session Thursday. That last one probably constitutes work, but you might feel better for doing it, so it gets a pass. It also has the added benefit of giving us three events we can recommend.