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The Little DiVA That Couldn’t

by Paddy Johnson on December 24, 2013
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The best videos in Miami’s art fairs were from New York — but where were all the buyers?

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Friday Links: Punk Enough

by Paddy Johnson on May 17, 2013

  • Reviews of the Met’s Punk show seem unilaterally negative so far. The TimesGalleristArtInfo and Hyperallergic don’t like it (an understatement for Hyperallergic’s Geraldine Visco). My review comes out in the L Magazine next week.
  • Gawker reporter John Cook has seen a video of a man he’s told is smoking crack cocaine. He believes that man is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Toronto Star reporters are claiming to have seen the video too. Ford’s denies the allegations and has had his lawyers send Gawker an email threatening legal action. Gawker has responded by posting the request. [Gawker]
  • Relatedly, Rob Ford is the worst mayor Toronto ever. [Wikipedia]
  • Tom Moody isolates the 180-degree rule as important in an essay about GIFs as micro-cinema. “Both [Bruce Conner's] A MOVIE and these animated gifs employ some common cinematic principles. The cuts create an eyeline match, which make it appear as though the characters are looking at one another, and obey the 180-degree rule (meaning that if you draw a straight line between their eyes, our perspective stays to one side of it).” [Indiwire: warning, there’s a 15 minute static ad that pops up before the article can be read!]
  • Yahoo is considering buying tumblr. [The Verge]
  • AFC Alumn Julia Halperin will be moderating an ArtsTech meetup on the Art Market. If you live in New York and aren’t in Venice, you should go to this. [ArtsTech]
  • Roberta Smith isn’t thrilled with the dick measuring contests going on in Chelsea between David Zwirner/Jeff Koons, Gagosian/Jeff Koons, and Hauser & Wirth/Paul McCarthy. Nonetheless, she measures, and concludes that Hauser & Wirth/Paul McCarthy has the biggest dick of them all. [NYTimes]
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Monday Links: #GIFs #MetaGramCity #Naznecromancers

by Paddy Johnson on March 12, 2012

  • A rabbit hole almost impossible to exit: TVTrope’s entry on Walt Disney’s Anne Frank. The movie doesn’t actually exist—though Variety reported in 2009 that Disney got the rights to a new stage rendition written and directed by David Mamet—but if it did, it would *very* loosely based on the same named book and would include a three talking animal sidekicks, a Nazi necromancer Femme Fatale, and a Happily Ever After ending. Naturally the list of tropes indexing this entry is five times as long as the stub. [TVTropes]
  • I’ve got a longer post on this in the queue, so get ready for more thoughts on PBS’s GIF special. Tom Moody got a few words in early. [Tom Moody]
  • The Knight Foundation is generously funding ARTLURKER’s Miami Writer’s Prize. The Miami Writer's Prize is open to any resident of Miami-Dade County who is not already on ARTLURKER's roster and/or has not had more than three art -related texts published in print. [ARTLURKER]
  • Last night I made a video of a GIF of a RT of a RT of a Tumble of a Pinterest of a Instagram of a Instagram of a Instagram of a Tweet of a Google Search. Soundtrack: Tron. The video already has two dislikes and miraculously, 50 views. Miss Galperina, I believe it’s your move. [Youtube]
  • In other bones Salmon picks, he’s no fan of MoMA’s “Foreclosed Exhibition”. A good read. [Architect]
  • Happy Birthday Elaine de Kooning. [Artnet]
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34 AFC Friends Cite Their Favorite Link of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 31, 2011
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As is our annual tradition, I’ve asked people I know and respect to contribute their single favorite link for the year. No themes. No grand explanations. Just one link, and one sentence describing why they liked it. For the first time ever, this year I received no dupe links. The web is a much larger place than it used to be.

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This Week In Media Arts: Visual Poetry and Projector Parties

by Christopher Schreck on December 5, 2011
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After a week of fairs in Miami, a couple of enticing media-arts events promise to help us settle back into a New York state of mind: Tom Moody talks animated GIFs at the Elizabeth Foundation while Postmasters gallery brings another installment of BYOB to NYC.

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