What do nude pandas look like? What do naked artists wearing panda hats look like? On November 18, 2014, those questions you never asked will be answered. This is the date we launch Art F City’s 2015 panda calendar and print series, Artists as Pandas in the Nude—it will be an event to behold. All calendars and prints will be available for FREE with a tax-deductible donation to the blog.
Check back on the 18th and GET READY FOR SOME FUR. In the meantime, you can find out more after the jump.
Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters “to do exciting things on the Internet.” That is all. [New York Times]
Just weeks after rumors began to swirl that Pearl Paint would be closing, it then closes. Several employees had worked at the red-and-white building for over 20 years. We don’t know what’ll happen next, but the building is up for sale. [Tribeca Trib]
This happened before you were born: 50 years ago today, the 1964 World’s Fair opened in New York. [City Room]
This May, Adrian Piper will create a corporate-themed artwork where participants’ contributions will end up being sealed for 100 years. Hm? [Elizabeth Dee]
Here’s another reason we could use more data about artists and their pay: The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool has laid off staff and replaced them with volunteers who need exposure opportunities. By now it seems like this is standard practice in the art world, but humiliating nonetheless. [The Art Newspaper]
Not totally unrelated, an upcoming Court of Appeals ruling could force stores, like Walmart, to disclose how much they get from food stamps. [Mother Jones]
Sounds like there was some borough-to-borough infighting to make this happen, but Macy’s July 4th fireworks display will be moved back to Brooklyn. Since 2008, they’ve been held in Manhattan. [DUMBO NYC]
Jonathan Jones takes a break from talking about why contemporary art sucks in order to talk about why performance art sucks. “Woman who pops eggs out of her vagina” is his performance art example. [The Guardian]
The Affordable Art Fair is launching a new chapter in Toronto, but under the name “Love Art.” Based on every art fair we’ve been to, “affordable” doesn’t seem like it would be much of a draw. [New York Times]
Postcard from the original “Congo Village” exhibition. Courtesy the Art Newspaper.
In 1914, Norway celebrated its centenary by debuting “The Congo Village,” a piece in which 80 Africans were put on display, living in cabins with palm roofs surrounded by African artifacts. Now, artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner plan to re-create this piece in Norway as a means of “remembering a forgotten event.” What other horrific ideas can we recreate? [The Art Newspaper]
The Atlantic has a nice profile on Doom Patrol, a short-lived troupe of misfit superheroes; they once fought a Dadaist supervillian group that attempted to enclose all of Paris within a gigantic painting. [The Atlantic]
We all know that Russia is asserting claims on “New Russia,” but what else is going on in the country? Since January 2014, the cost of buying live pigs has risen by 40 percent. [Pig Progress]
Some people think wedding photographers can refuse to work at same-sex ceremonies because they’re artists, and artists are free to express themselves. [The Week]
Los Angeles is sitting on 7.5 million dollars worth of funding for public art. Much has been unused since 2007. [The Los Angeles Times]
David Kordansky will move into a 20,000 square foot Kulapat Tantrasat designed space on South La Brea in Los Angeles this September. [Baer Faxt]
Artprice.com is looking for art economist. [Baer Faxt]
“Hot trends such as painted pornography; fluorescent paint; sculpture with mirrors, spray foam, and yarn were mistaken for art because artists believed blind pleasure-seeking could be made to seem insightful when described ironically.” [Salon]
A fascinating interactive feature on how Americans die. [Bloomberg]