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Maurizio Cattelan

The Perfect Exhibition for the Brainless? Maurizio Cattelan’s ONE TORINO

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 10, 2014
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What will transform Turin, Italy into the internationally renowned artistic hub for the avant-garde it is meant to be? Artissima, an organization that describes itself as “a window onto the most experimental frontier of the visual arts” has a three-part plan. It’s outlined in their press release, which is perfect for any human who has recently undergone a lobotomy.

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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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Week Three: Jet-Ski Scam in Thailand by Rirkrit Tiravanija

by Corinna Kirsch on November 20, 2013
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Dream Exhibitions is a new weekly series that asks artists, writers, curators, and other creative types what as-yet unrealized exhibition they’d like to see.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Everything But the Art World

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on November 11, 2013
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Good news for those of you who couldn’t get tickets to Performa’s blockbusters! There are still free and open Performa events (a 24-hour group performance, a screening by the Gay Cable Network archive) and non-Performa exhibitions of puppets, comics, animation, and a queer experimental film festival.

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Nine Experiences That Are Comparable to Interning at Family Business

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on September 25, 2012
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As we found out during a trip to Chelsea this weekend, a Family Business internship entails guarding art on a folding chair, in a roughly 10 x 10 foot closet space. You’re not getting paid, you don’t get a computer, and the gallery doesn’t sell anything, so you’re not exactly making useful contacts. Currently the gallery is packed with instruments, so there’s also a giant gong a few feet from your head which everybody’s invited to hit with a mallet. Sounds just like the “training which would be given in an educational environment” that is legally required of an unpaid internship, hahahahahaha!

But just for laughs, we thought we’d lay out a few academic or training scenarios which Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan had in mind when they tasked a presumably educated young hopeful to guard their art all day.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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Slideshow: Maurizio Cattelan’s All at The Guggenheim

by Christopher Schreck on November 3, 2011
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Who wants to see a bunch of art work hanging in The Guggenheim’s Rotunda? Good news for those who do: virtually everything artist Maurizio Cattelan has produced since 1989 is now suspended in air for all to see.

Maurizio Cattelan: All, the first retrospective of the artist’s work, marks Cattelan’s sort-of retirement from the art world. In the exhibition catalogue, curator Nancy Spector paints Cattelan as a “tragic poet of our times.” (Cue lil’ Hitler!) Setting that stuff aside, though, it seems that in presenting his life’s work this way, Cattelan plays to his reputation as art world prankster. The question, of course, is how seriously we’re supposed to take the joke.

Our images from this morning’s press preview after the jump. The show opens Friday and runs through January 22nd.

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A Carrot in My Pedestal: Jennifer Rubell’s NYMag Profile

by Paddy Johnson on July 11, 2011
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This week in really boring summer stories with traction, New York Magazine profiles collector and conceptual food artist Jennifer Rubell. The feature tells readers pretty much what they would expect: eating fancy dinners with famous people as a child influenced her interest in making work for them. It was scary, of course, to become a […]

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