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Cy Twombly Did NOT Die Today

by Corinna Kirsch on July 15, 2014
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People on Twitter think Cy Twombly died today.

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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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Jonas Lund’s New Media STUFF

by Jonas Lund on June 27, 2013
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Are you having trouble understanding artists through their art? Understand them through their STUFF instead. In this edition of STUFF we bring you the youngest artist we’ve featured thus far, Jonas Lund. (He’s under 30.) Unsurprisingly this New Media artist’s STUFF is heavy on technology.

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With “Trigger Treat,” PRISM Gets A Foe

by Corinna Kirsch on June 18, 2013
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Let’s face it, at this point, there’s no stopping PRISM. Sure, coalitions have formed to protest the NSA for greater transparency about its spying programs, but Goliath is rarely beaten with a petition. So, if Goliath can’t be beat, maybe he can be tricked. That’s where artists Anthony Antonellis and Carlos Sáez come in.

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Wednesday Links: Transgressions Edition

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on April 10, 2013
  • There goes experimentation on the Upper East Side (or, at least, it falls more to Higher Pictures and Venus Over Manhattan). Alex Zachary Peter Currie, the converted duplex gallery of Gavin Brown protegé Alex Zachary, reports that it’s “winding down operations over the next month and will not reopen.” They last told Gallerist that they were looking for a space in Harlem. [GalleristNY]
  • Want money for blogging? The Warhol Foundation’s annual Arts Writers grant application is now open. [e-flux]
  • The #1 most downloaded porno film in the Vatican is about an artist who “makes an example” of an art critic. [Gawker]
  • Grindr gets the watercolor treatment. [Tumblr via AFC Contributor Ben Macaulay]
  • This explains a lot: The New York Times exposes Twitter’s underbelly of fake accounts dealings, helping us understand why people get 20,000 new followers overnight. They’re “now getting into the retweet business.” [The New York Times]
  • Estée Lauder deepens its relationship with the Met. In a move compared to the Rockefellers, and the Annenbergs, Leonard A. Lauder has promised the museum his billion-dollar Cubist collection, said to be one of the greatest in the world. Incredibly, Lauder tells the Times that when he began his collection forty years ago, “a lot was still available, because nobody really wanted it.” [NYTimes]
  • Target deepens its relationship with art. Target, already a major supporter or the Walker and MoMA’s “Target” Free Fridays, now sponsors MoMA’s educational programs. [MoMA]
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