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Morning Links: Resource Edition

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on March 13, 2013
  • A blog and potential resource for President and canine painter George Bush. [Dog Art Today]
  • Hilarious! The L.A. MOCA drama told in GIFs. [C-Monstah]
  • A new art(ish) blog based in Copenhagen launches with reviews of international shows and the odd interview and news item. Not a lot of critical perspective here, but a reasonable start. [Recent Future Archive]
  • MOCA is close to working out a five-year agreement with The National Gallery in DC, which will include collaborating on programming and research and exhibitions. This might help ward off the LACMA merger. [NYTimes]
  • Vine hack. Now you can make 20 second videos if you want to. [AnimalNY] Thank-you Jordan Smilovic [Brooklyn Web Developers]
  • If you’re in Europe, nobody’s going to stop you from watching porn on your computer. It’s porn IRL that’ll get you in trouble. [Mashable]
  • Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong writes a letter to Hyperallergic’s Senior Editors Kyle Chayka and Jillian Steinhauer in response to “When Artspeak Means Oppression” penned last week by contributor Mostafa Heddaya. In that piece, Heddaya calls out the Guggenheim for not paying much attention to human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates where they’re currently building Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. [Hyperallergic]
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced last week that the museum will be laying off 21 people (11 percent of its staff). Why are they doing this? Tyler Green takes a look at their rationale and finds it inconsistent with museum management practices. Consider this your must-read article for the day. [Modern Art Notes]
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William Wegman’s First-Ever GIF Needs A Title

by Corinna Kirsch on March 8, 2013
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Today, artist William Wegman made his first GIF. Yes, it involves one of his Weimaraner puppies, but no, it does not yet have a title.

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Friday Link Machine: Dogs, Nonsense, and Ai Weiwei

by Corinna Kirsch on February 17, 2012

  • Randy Kennedy writes a delightful piece on the bounty of dog art on view in New York museums. Aw, dog-casso. [The New York Times]
  • Get ready for a ton of Olympics-inspired art with the London 2012 Olympics. Tracey Emin’s painting a plane [FAD] and, as we posted recently, Ai Weiwei’s designing a pavilion for the games. [Arch Daily]
  • This comment thread about Nicholas O’Brien’s essay “Observations on the Proliferation of Online Galleries” is picking up steam on Google+. We plan on offering up our thoughts soon. [Google+]
  • If Transylvanian imprisonment and homosexual spies don’t pique your interest in an artist, I guess nothing will. [Interview]
  • Yesterday, House Republicans held a hearing on contraception – without any women. [The Nation]
  • Since when is the use of stock imagery in art a “relatively new phenomenon that is proliferating daily”? [Frieze]
  • This weekend at Dia: Beacon, Yvonne Rainer, that queen of proper performance art etiquette who wrote a letter dismissing Marina Abramovic, will be re-performing several of her earliest works from the 1960s, alongside several recent ones. [Dia: Beacon]
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