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A Day for Detroit in Review

by Ian Marshall on August 15, 2013
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We owe it to Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes for spearheading “A Day for Detroit” and provoking a veritable downpour of tweets and blog posts. Green urged fellow art bloggers to post their favorite works from the Detroit Institute of Arts and tweet with the hashtage #DayDetroit to raise awareness for the museum’s collection. Given the volume of activity, we spent the better part of our day summarizing what happened.

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Our Take On “The Cat Show” at White Columns—With Kitty Pics!

by Corinna Kirsch on June 20, 2013
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The Cat Show at White Columns has everything and nothing to do with cats. Everything, because most of the 134 artworks show cats or cat-related ephemera—like litter boxes, scratching posts, or yarn. Nothing, because the themes of many of these works aren’t about cats at all.

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STUFF: Ten Things Ross Bleckner Owns and Loves

by Ross Bleckner on May 16, 2013
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Are you having trouble understanding artists through their art? Understand them through their STUFF instead.

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Report from Detroit: Mike Kelley’s “Mobile Homestead” Opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

by Robin Dluzen on May 15, 2013
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At Friday’s preview, the permanent home for Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead (a formerly vacant lot behind the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) was behind schedule.

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Monday Links: New Developments

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 18, 2013

  • “His career as a New York City taxi driver began with a graveyard shift, a creative itch, and a brazen interpretation of privacy laws.” The New York Times’ Matt Flegenheimer follows up our story on artist Daniel Wilson’s cabby project. Described briefly: Wilson secretly recorded the conversations of his passengers and played the audio collage he made in the cab while he drove people to The Armory last week. Flegenheimer’s account includes a minor fender bender. [NY Times]
  • Guns sound like flutes, as we heard this morning from artist Pedro Reyes’ gun orchestra. “It’s a spread that would make a cartel boss blush,” remarks Kurt Anderson on Studio360. [Studio360]
  • A profile on Mike Kelley that includes his last days before committing suicide. Tragic. [WSJ] h/t [c-monstah]
  • Christopher Knight dubs the LA-MOCA-National Gallery of Art deal a “big, fat nothing-burger.” All this deal making is a result of MoCA being cash-strapped, a mind-boggling issue for an institution whose board includes some of the richest men in the world. [L.A.Times]
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA Swiss-Miss) gave a talk last week at #SXSW on her many projects, one of which includes Teux Deux, a to-do app. Roth Eisenberg expressed some frustration today over twitter about push back from users who were accustomed to using the app for free and now have to pay for it.  We want her to know that her talk convinced us not only to use the app, but the importance of charging for projects you want to maintain. [Teux Deux]
  • In internet freedom news, the WSJ’s L. Gordon Crovitz is offending people with his piece “Aiding the Enemy Isn’t Journalism.” In it, he claims that both Bradley Manning and Julian Assange should be charged for aiding the enemy with wikileaks. What? The Freedom of the Press Foundation has run a piece correcting factual errors in Crovitz’s piece. [FoPF]
  • If you’re behind on the Wikileaks story, “Captives of the Cloud,” part 1 and 2, is a lengthy but essential primer. [e-flux]
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Links, “S” Edition: Sarkozy, Sol, and Syarmulkes

by Corinna Kirsch on February 3, 2012
  • A style trend piece we can get behind: Sol LeWitt yarmulkes. [Tablet]
  • France doesn’t have enough poor people who support President Nicolas Sarkozy. Sarkozy hired some fake laborers to attend a press conference. [France 24]
  • Even though SOPA’s dead, there’s still another bill to stress out about: The Research Works Act. This act would restrict “public access to scholarly material and research.” So far, the Modern Language Association and the American Library Association have expressed public opposition to the bill. [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  • Ja Rule thinks prison “is amazing.” While serving time upstate, Ja Rule made friends with the former executive of Tyco and traded stock tips with other white-collar criminals. [Gothamist]
  • In other prison-related news, at least one opportunistic curator had a studio visit with Ai Weiwei just a few days after he was placed under house arrest from the Chinese government. [Magasin 3]
  • Mike Kelley’s old band, Destroy All Monsters, has plenty of raw film footage online. [YouTube]
  • One of the strangest one-liners I’ve read recently: “The Museum of Modern Art is now in the entertainment business.”  What museum isn’t? [Artforum]
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Mike Kelley is Dead

by Will Brand on February 1, 2012
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Gagosian Gallery has confirmed a report this afternoon by GalleristNY that the artist Mike Kelley is dead. He was 57.

The gallery declined to offer details on the time or circumstances of the death, but one thing we know: this is a loss. Kelley was one of the smartest, most accomplished artists of his generation, and a favorite of the AFC staff. A graduate of CalArts, he took that school’s interdisciplinary approach to heart, producing an oeuvre that ranged from sculpture and drawing to performance and video, and quickly became a mainstay of Metro Pictures’s exceptional program in the mid-1980s. Last month, he was named as one of the artists to be included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, which opens March 1st.

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2012 Whitney Biennial List, Leaked

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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Thanks to GalleristNY for publishing an email with the names of the Whitney Biennial artists. So far the blog’s only been able to confirm 8 of the 51 names, but we’re republishing the list with some initial thoughts.

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The Last Newspaper

by Art Fag City on September 1, 2010
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The Last Newspaper Date: Wednesday, October 6th 2010 – Sunday, January 9th 2011 Venue: New Museum, 235 Bowery In an era of ubiquitous, instant news, a survey of how artists use and respond to these stories and headlines that couldn’t be more relevant. The Last Newspaper promises to exhibit works on the subject from 1967 to […]

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