Once the sidewalks are shoveled, we have no excuse. AFC’s Paddy Johnson curated a show; Busby Berkeley screens at Light Industry; politicians will be confronted about gentrification, among other picks.
For those of you who didn’t get tickets to Performa, we’ve got more local alternatives. We’ll have a day of humor and sleaze for Mike Kelley; a show for cyberpunk kids; and a handful of events involving important TV artists. Group Material co-founder Julie Ault will show us the meaning of collaboration, and at the Kitchen’s benefit, we’ll show the meaning of giving. And Clifford Owens is doing that performance again where he does whatever the audience tells him to, so watch out for him.
Dan Duray thinks that ridiculous Mat Gleason piece about art world habits we can ditch in 2012 is “not bad, as a rant”. Did he even read the piece? We’ve been avoiding linking it up here, it’s so insipid. [Galleristny]
VIP has secured $1 million in angel funding from collectors Selmo Nissenbaum and Philip Keir. [Bloomberg]
26, Fluxus-style “scores,” or instructions, for tasks either previously done by others, or created by others especially for Clifford Owens, were executed by the artist during a PS1 residency last summer. All focus on racial politics and get a thumbs up from Linda Yablonsky [artnet]
This summer on the Lower East Side: white, artist-curated group shows and politically charged work. I reviewed the current shows at Orchard Street’s Rachel Uffner Gallery and On Stellar Rays this week at The L Magazine. Both are themed by taste, but one is more potent than the other.