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Our Take On “The Cat Show” at White Columns—With Kitty Pics!

by Corinna Kirsch on June 20, 2013
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The Cat Show at White Columns has everything and nothing to do with cats. Everything, because most of the 134 artworks show cats or cat-related ephemera—like litter boxes, scratching posts, or yarn. Nothing, because the themes of many of these works aren’t about cats at all.

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AFC Adds Old People Background Option to Site

by Paddy Johnson on February 20, 2013
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Ask and you shall receive.

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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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Tuesday Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 11, 2011

  • Kanye West’s golden grill visits #occupywallstreet. Foster Kamer reports. [Observer]
  • Poorer communities not getting nearly the amount of arts funding they need as reported by um, FOX NEWS? [Jesus] [Associated Press]
  • I feel like I’ve read this same Cory Arcangel profile at least five times in different publications. This one comes in advance of his Pro Tools at Lisson Gallery in London. [The Guardian]
  • Why young mothers are choosing to eat their placenta. [NYMag]
  • The Arava Review launches its latest issue, which is full of a lot of great photography and poetry. [The Arava Review]
  • So, in short, London art dealer Jay Joplin comes from money, gets along well with artists and is good at selling art to rich people. Enlightening [The Guardian]
  • Revisited Guthrie Lonergan’s website and was reminded how moving this Acapella piece is in its emptiness. Lonergan explores the banality of the web. [Age of Mammals]
  • No mobile exhibition is complete without kicking unicorns and sausages. Copy and paste this url into your phone to view. http://www.chiarapassa.it/publicart.html [Lorna Mills and Sally McKay]
  • Jean Michel Jarre discovers the zoom function in a video room and applies it to his face. [youtube]
  • Potluck Thursday 8pm at Flux Factory! [Flux Factory]
  • Tomorrow at Pratt University I will be giving a talk that maps my key points career path to online dating websites at Myrtle Hall Room 4E-3 (4th floor – dda lecture hall). 12:45 pm. Please come.

 

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Inside The Art Internet Bubble

by Paddy Johnson on August 17, 2011
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The internet finally seems to have made a dint in New York’s institutional art world. Cory Arcangel, an artist who began his career manipulating old computer technologies and critiquing web culture, has an entire floor to himself at The Whitney. At the age of 33, his show Pro Tools makes him the youngest artist to receive a solo show at the institution since Bruce Nauman in 1973. Meanwhile, over at MoMA PS1, 30-year-old art starRyan Trecartin is gathering steam with his four hour-plus video exhibiton of fucked-up child-adults on Blackberries, titled Any Ever. The show at PS1, chock full of internet jargon, is just one stop on a world tour that includes the Istanbul Modern Museum and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

The press for both shows has been insane. Two questions come to mind: First, is it really the art that’s prompting this clamor? And second, how did Arcangel and Trecartin end up garnering such a focus in the first place?

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Paddy Johnson at Time Out: Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools

by Paddy Johnson on August 17, 2011
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This week at Time Out: Was no one at the Whitney behind the wheel when planning Cory Arcangel's solo exhibition “Pro Tools”? My feature review on Arcangel’s solo show at the Whitney Museum of Art.

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Examining Cory Arcangel’s Schoenberg’s Cats

by Paddy Johnson on July 8, 2010
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I watched Cory Arcangel’s Schoenberg’s Cats video again Tuesday at The Power Plant’s summer group show, Adaptation Between Species, and was reminded of how little I’ve engaged in the discussion of that piece. According to exiting Senior Curator Helena Reckitt’s wall description, Arcangel’s youtube mash-up uses the cats to make fun of the “my kid could paint that” criticisms of avant garde art. Once hated by the Nazi’s, Schoenberg’s a-tonal piece now sees uneven acceptance by the elite music establishment.

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IMG MGMT: gRAdIeNtBOW-2-your-masters

by Petra Cortright on August 3, 2009

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