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This Week’s Must-See Art Events

by Whitney Kimball on February 25, 2013
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Between tonight’s sex talk at The Kitchen and this weekend’s hack-a-thon in Bushwick, we’re marking our calendars for every single art event this week. We know. We’re surprised, too.

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Art Fag City at the L Magazine: Must-See Art Events

by Whitney Kimball on October 15, 2012
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Here are a couple picks from this week’s art events events at the L.

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Enough With Dude-Centric Net Art Shows

by Paddy Johnson on April 17, 2012
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I’m getting tired of seeing listings for dude-dominated digital art shows. Just to count what I’ve seen in the last month: The USB Show, at Paris’s Le Point Éphémère two weeks ago, invited one woman artist to participate out of 21; Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy, which ran from February 23rd to March 23rd in Dublin, included three women out of 29 artists; and the April 12th BYOB show, in Milan, only included 9 women out of 42 invited artists. These shows might as well be Lilith Fair, though, relative to the worst recent offender, Dotcom, a show organized by the anonymous collective BSNP at the Centre d’Art Bastille in France. That group show runs through June 10th and includes no women at all.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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Massive Links! New Media and NYTimes Trends Edition

by Paddy Johnson on April 15, 2011
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In this edition of Massive Links: Stuff that will kill you, Nicholas O’Brien on Read/Write and scads of Rhizome news. Also, don’t miss tonight’s conversation at the New Museum with Olia Lialina and Dragon Espenschied.

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Watching the Pot Boil, Part Two: The Instinct to Align Shapes in Art Work

by Paddy Johnson on March 21, 2011
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In the course of writing my post for flavorwire Friday on anticipation, I linked to a preview from The Office. The scene is hilarious but also reminded me of another powerful force driving art work: our desire to fit and align shapes.

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