Close-up with Sarah Lucas’s “Au Naturel.” Image courtesy of the Guardian.
Oh, dear. Artist Sarah Lucas’s “Au Naturel” was chosen for Dlisted’s caption contest. Don’t worry: you, too, still have time to submit your own snarky caption about the mattress. [Dlisted]
It seems like those $90 Suicide Girls prints are sold out on the SG website. We were too late! [Suicide Girls]
But you can always see one of the Suicide Girls prints in person at Postmasters’ new exhibition, #wcw (@Womencrushwednesday). [Postmasters]
Nominate your favorite net-artist for the second annual Prix Net Art, with the winner receiving a $10,000 grant. Your favorite net artists already know how much you care, but hugs do not pay the bills. [Rhizome]
In Tampa, the tenth-known violent death of a transgender person to occur this year. No. [Political Animal]
Book-lovers, you may want to prepare yourself before clicking on this link. People are “defiling” vintage books in the name of stencil-art. [Town and Country Living]
A.I.R. Gallery launches their annual studio visit lottery. $15 bucks per ticket, or a pair of them for $20. The list of visitors this year is impressive: Martha Wilson, Mira Schor, Kat Griefen, Lesley Heller, Judith Brodsky, and Paddy Johnson, among others. [A.I.R Gallery]
The history of cybernetics and management techniques, with a focus on Chile. The country tried out cybernetics as a means of economic control in the 1970s, but then the U.S. came in and led a coup against the country, thereby ending the cybernetic-management experiments. [AVANT]
On why the Marvel cinematic universe lacks the X-Men and Spider-Man, who are very much a part of Marvel comics. [A.V. Club]
Verisart, a new art-and-tech start-up, seeks to catalogue every new work of art and record it with blockchain technology. [Bloomberg]
China Through the Looking Glass is on track to become the most popular exhibition at the Met ever. So far, the exhibition has been seen by 500,000 and is on view through Labor Day. The Alexander McQueen show remains the most attended, attracting 661,509 in its 15-week run. [ARTnews]
The EXPO CHICAGO art fair announces its 2015 fair programming, which will include talks on the state of design criticism, global biennials, and the Chicago Imagists. [EXPO CHICAGO]
It may be Venice Biennale week over in Italy, but here in New York, there’s no shortage of things to do. Head to DUMBO for a screening of the cult horror classic Ganja & Hess, head to Williamsburg for a show of depressing paintings, and head to Bushwick for a show of artworks by 99 artists, each priced at $9.99. We’re super excited about that Bushwick show given this week’s activities—you can’t even get a stick of chewing gum for under 10 bucks in venice.
Walking into Regina Granne’s show at A.I.R. Gallery, ABOVE THE CLOUDS AND UNDER THE RADAR, might make you ask questions you hadn’t ever planned on asking, like: Who was Regina Granne, and why did she make paintings that look like I’m looking at the world through the eyes of a lopsided dog?
Perhaps due to my parents nearing retirement age, I’ve recently started wondering how the concerns of artists of that generation might differ from my own. How will artists care for their work as they age? Are their assets significantly different from younger generations? Can a strong knowledge of digital technology be helpful? I got in touch with seasoned activist and A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh to discuss a few these concerns. We talk about her history at A.I.R., digital technology, and means of preserving art that does not make its way into a museum or a collector’s home.