The Horror of Party Beach, an example of a movie that artists like, according to Robert Smithson.
Hey, it’s Friday, but we can’t wait until Monday, to find out if Gawker will “reboot”; CEO Nick Denton says there’s “room for the possibility of changing the company name.” [Digiday via Daily Intelligencer]
Matisse makes an appearance on the Netflix series BoJack Horseman. [Art World Scenes]
This December, Miami will receive another satellite art fair. This one is actually called “Satellite.” [artnet News]
I’m nominating Fridge Art Fair for brightest fair site. Ow, all that pink! [Fridge Art Fair]
A quick commentary on the complexities of the term “net art” from Rhizome’s Michael Connor. [Rhizome]
A great report on the voluntary “fansubbers” in China. The voluntary market has grown because larger groups had been subject to government crackdowns on copyright infringement. [Motherboard]
An interview in which you can learn that artist Hans Haacke is involved with activist group Gulf Labor. [Hyperallergic]
Note to self: Never complain about the high prices of a lighting establishment because I could get punched in the head three times. [Courthouse News Service]
There are two dogs riding on a Vespa and the driver is Iron Man. This video only has 233 views! [YouTube]
Quick job for you? Find the e-mail address of this artist. [Mechanical Turk]
Your weekend read comes from 2010: “The Architecture of Serial Killers” will give you the best conversation starter (or killer) about what artists talk about when they hang out together. [Star Wars Modern]
Sandcastles. Ever since Creative Time rang in its first annual artist sandcastle competition last year, we haven’t been able to get enough of them. But can this year’s competition–coming up on August 9th–possibly top last year? We dunno, but for inspiration, we look to art.
John Hightower passed away on July 6th, at the age of 80. He will be remembered as a tough-as-nails, populist administrator who changed the course of state funding for the arts, served as MoMA’s director during a time of social upheaval, and invigorated the South Seaport Museum.