“Animals will eat just about anything. The proof is in the radiographs.” So runs the tagline for the Veterinary Practice News X-ray contest, where they asked contestants to submit their best animal X-ray results. Winners include a 3 year old great dane who had eaten 43 ½ socks, a german pointer who ate a shish kabob skewer and all, and a frog that ate 30 small ornamental rocks while in his cage. [Veterinary Practice News]
Thomas Galbraith of online auction house Paddle 8 argues that there would be greater transparency in the market, if collectors let sales go to auction more often (as opposed to relying on the gallery). There’s some truth to this, but let’s also remember that Paddle 8 does not make their auction results public. [Businessweek]
A new study concludes that if you went back in time and killed your grandfather, you’d still be okay. This supports the theory that there are several versions of every history, and the time line we exist on is only one. [Scientific America via: Animal]
The NADA Exhibitor list is out and it’s longer than ever. That’s not too much of a surprise given NADA’s sales success last year. Our favorite addition? P! [Artnews]
Ben Davis says that “Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight” is amongst the most important performances of the year. The piece was conceived by Emma Sulkowicz, 21 Year old Columbia Student who was raped on the first day of her sophomore year. She is carrying a mattress twin college dorm mattress everywhere she goes until the university forces the perpetrator out. [Artnet]
An interview with Jenny Dubnau, a realist portrait painter (and ASAP member). “Everyone thinks photography is real, but it is just a fiction like anything else. Over time, I realized there are reasons that I paint from photography. It is distancing, yet paradoxically it adds to the emotion; it creates a kind of tension.” [Hyperallergic]
Woo-hoo! AFC friends Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw’s souvenir shop gets a write up in the Wall Street Journal! [The Wall Street Journal]
Milton Glazer, of the “I <3 NY” logo, has coined a new slogan for the times: “IT’S NOT WARMING IT’S DYING.” This comes with the urging of the New York Attorney General for the state to take action now. He’s now suing the EPA for not enforcing the Clean Air Act. [Animal New York]
Six months after nearly a hundred artists were forced to leave their studios in Industry City, a panel convened to talk about what artists can do to stay in the city. We heard from representatives in city planning, city government, rent reform initiatives, and beleaguered artists.
This week leaves us with very little time: Roberta and Jerry do a rare public joint interview, professional newscasters perform a Liz Magic Laser piece, and artists do stand-up. More stars emerge from the Whitney Biennial, a Greenpoint horror film premieres, and Abrons Art Center hosts a day for disabilities.
But make sure to clear your schedule for the most important event of all, our co-hosted panel on studio affordability.
Art F City has put together a panel in collaboration with Skowhegan and the Artist Studio Affordability Project (A.S.A.P.) on the subject of studio affordability in NYC. We’ve got a fantastic list of people coming out to to talk about these issues including Hunter Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning Tom Angotti, artists or organizers Jenny Dubnau and Shawn Gallagher, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna and Art F City’s own Paddy Johnson as moderator. If finding affordable studio space in New York has been an issue for you or anyone you know, you need to attend this panel.