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Monday Links: Tough Times for Tumblr

by Rhett Jones on July 25, 2016

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  • Tumblr artists take note. Verizon is set to buy Yahoo, Tumblr’s parent company, for the bargain basement price of $4 billion. Changes are expected and no service is safe, so make sure to back up any artwork. [The Verge]
  • Hans Ulrich-Obrist’s latest project has reportedly run into trouble. The Shanghai Project, a multi-disciplinary biennial that Obrist was organizing with Yongwoo Lee has been reimagined as a community-based event rather than art exhibition. Reports of scheduling, funding, staffing and bureaucratic difficulties have plagued the project for months. [The Art Newspaper]
  • The New Yorker takes a dive into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the archives of the conceptual architect Luis Barragán. Following his death in 1988, the archives were sold and have been held in a Swiss bunker ever since. [New Yorker]
  • The net artist Guthrie Lonergan has installed a new work on the Hammer Museum’s website and it has made visitors baffled, delighted and angry. The museum has put together some messages they’ve received over the last six weeks along with an interview with Guthrie about the work. [Hammer Museum]
  • Edward Snowden has collaborated with hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design a cell-phone case for journalists and other people who may be tracked by malicious forces. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world but it’s far better than Snowden’s music video. [Fast Company]
  • Have to say that this James Turrell takeover of a memorial church in Berlin is great. It’s like the nightmare funeral scenes in Heathers made sublime. [The Creator’s Project]
  • U.S. Congressman John Lewis has won the prestigious Eisner award for the second volume of his graphic novel memoir, “March.” Done in collaboration with illustrator Nate Powell and co-writer Andrew Aydin, the series chronicles Lewis time in the American civil rights struggle. [The Guardian]
  • Bushwick will be a major pain in the ass in a few years. MTA officials have voted to shut down the L train for 18 months straight. The scheduled maintenance won’t begin until 2019 but this can’t possibly be good for local businesses or galleries. [DNAinfo]
  • Alanna Heiss recently gave a shout out to Laurie Anderson’s criticism from the early 1970’s, so ArtNews decided to collect some capsule reviews that Anderson wrote for them. Capsule reviews are a tough format and Anderson mostly sticks to a style of quick impressionistic description that’s light on opinion. [ArtNews]
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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mexico City Edition

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on February 1, 2016
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¡Estamos en México D.F.!

We’re here for the art fairs ZONA MACO and Material, but there’s literally so much going on in this city of 20+ million people that it’s only Monday and we’re overwhelmed. There’s no shortage of art events. We’ve done our best to collect some of the shows we think should be on your must-see list, ranging from heady shows such as that of artists Virginia Colwell and Emre Hüner at Iniciativa Curatorial MARSO to the fusion of more minimal and playful aesthetics by José León Cerrillo at josé garcía. If you think there’s anything we should add to our list let us know. And look to the blog tomorrow for our Mexico City Weekend Guide. There’s literally so much worthy of your attention here we had to split our post in two!

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5 Takeaways From Yesterday’s “Instagram as an Artistic Medium” Talk

by Corinna Kirsch on December 5, 2014
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1. You have different types of artists.

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Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Champion of Art Consumption

by Whitney Kimball on December 2, 2014
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This week, the New Yorker published a 10,000 word resumé spilling even more verbiage about Obrist’s curatorial style of vacuuming information and returning marathonic shows in an on-the-go 24-hour art viewing lifestyle.

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Hans-Ulrich Obrist’s New Do It Video Tells You to Do It With Social Media

by Corinna Kirsch on April 29, 2014
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But why should we do it?

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Ghosting: O’Hagan’s Julian Assange

by Paddy Johnson on February 24, 2014
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Andrew O’Hagan, the once anonymous ghostwriter who collaborated with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on his abortive 2011 autobiography, broke his long silence on the project this weekend. Putting to bed over 26,000 words on the subject of his months working with Assange, the hacker is described by turns as funny, lazy, courageous, paranoid, narcissistic, driven by spectacle, dishonest, and manipulative. The story focuses on the collapse of the one of the most high-profile books deals of recent times—2.5 million with the publisher Canongate.

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Social Media Is Like Performance, Says Hans Ulrich Obrist

by Corinna Kirsch on February 11, 2014
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But the world is not ready.

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