Art fairs can seem depressingly uniform, all of them decked out with bright lights, oppressive cubicles, and constant noise of the art-world rabble. So after a week of peeking over heads to view art, visiting Moving Image can seem downright eerie.
The first full-length film about GIFs made up of GIFs premieres next week. The film isn’t available online just yet, but lucky for us—and you—AFC was given an exclusive preview, a section of “landscape” GIFs. It’s beautiful.
The owners of Roberta’s caused some more gentrification to happen in Bushwick: they just opened a high-end restaurant around the corner from the famous pizza joint. Dinner costs $180 per head. [The New York Times]
Adjunct professors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh will vote on becoming part of the nation’s largest steelworkers’ union. [Inside Higher Ed]
Back to Bushwick gentrification: the Morgan L will get a boutique hotel. [DNAinfo]
Art Basel is serious about their planned global domination of the art fair circuit. In case you haven’t heard, they’ve taken over the Hong Kong International Art Fair. Last year, 266 galleries participated in the Hong Kong International Art Fair. In what appears to be a massive restructuring effort, Art Basel has formed a committee of gallerists to select the participating galleries for the fair’s 2013 iteration. [via @Artnet]
James Franco tries to prove his worth by selling a limited-edition switchblade for $850. These knives have “Brad Renfro Forever” carved into them, which will terrify anyone you’re trying to stab. [Artinfo]
The New Yorker reminds us, in a review of Callicoon Arts, that MoMA did some dastardly things in the early 2000s by getting rid of their Film Stills Archive department. [The New Yorker]
Best headline of the week so far: Michael Bloomber’s Weiner Orgies. [Slate]
A question not even Dear Abby could answer: What do I do with an ugly and possibly evil painting given as a gift? Crowdsourcing prevails on Metafilter, with over 101 comments to this question so far. [Metafilter]