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How To Turn a Museum Into An Arcade

by Rhett Jones on July 7, 2016
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Now that our culture has crossed the hurdle of recognizing that video games are more than just a time-wasting triviality that rots your brain, institutions have to grapple with how to preserve and present the rapidly forming canon. The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens was the first museum to collect video games and its currently showing off some prime gems in the exhibition, “Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Collection.” (on through October 23rd)

Art F City sat down with the museum’s Curator of Digital Media, Jason Eppink, to discuss the difficulties of preservation, how VR may become the new social medium and exactly why Duchamp was such a dedicated gamer.

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Wednesday Links: Duchamp’s Urinal Lives On

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on April 24, 2013
  • Dan Fox is now the co-editor of Frieze. [Frieze]
  • How do you build a large contemporary art collection? Here’s one successful method: send letters to well-known artists and swap “totally insane looking” drawings from your autistic son for their work. That ploy got the attention of This American Life; this week, the radio program aired an episode on this sketchy dude. At ARTINFO, Rosalia Jovanovic picks up where the TAL story leaves off, and speaks to Fredericks & Freiser artist Baker Overstreet about his involvement with the London [This American Life, ARTINFO]
  • Frieze is on Craigslist. We found an ad scouting out talented magicians, bartenders, and actors for artist Liz Glynn’s performance at the fair. [Craigslist]
  • Chicago has its first 3D printing facility. Available printers include the personal-use UP Mini and MakerBot, as well as the professional-grade EOS Formiga P110. The Duchamp toilets pictured in this article were made with the home printers. [New City]
  • The Barnes Foundation is raising ticket prices from 18 to 22 dollars. This isn’t shocking news, but their rationale is bizarre: to prevent visitors from touching the art. [Hyperallergic]
  • President Obama’s budget proposal for this coming year would boost arts funding by 10%. [Los Angeles Times]
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Following Up on Yesterday’s Pee Story

by Whitney Kimball on January 6, 2012
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Inevitably, we’re now wondering how last Thursday’s butt-rub will affect the monetary value of Clyfford Still’s 957-J-No. 2 .

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