A great moment in Vine has occurred. Last night we went to famed filmmaker Jonas Mekas’ opening at Microscope Gallery and asked him to shoot his first Vine ever for us. Most Vines look like Jonas Mekas movies to begin with, so we figured why not go to the source? Best moment not caught on Vine: watching Mekas’s eyes light up as he learned what Vine is and what he could do with it.
A blog and potential resource for President and canine painter George Bush. [Dog Art Today]
Hilarious! The L.A. MOCA drama told in GIFs. [C-Monstah]
A new art(ish) blog based in Copenhagen launches with reviews of international shows and the odd interview and news item. Not a lot of critical perspective here, but a reasonable start. [Recent Future Archive]
MOCA is close to working out a five-year agreement with The National Gallery in DC, which will include collaborating on programming and research and exhibitions. This might help ward off the LACMA merger. [NYTimes]
If you’re in Europe, nobody’s going to stop you from watching porn on your computer. It’s porn IRL that’ll get you in trouble. [Mashable]
Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong writes a letter to Hyperallergic’s Senior Editors Kyle Chayka and Jillian Steinhauer in response to “When Artspeak Means Oppression” penned last week by contributor Mostafa Heddaya. In that piece, Heddaya calls out the Guggenheim for not paying much attention to human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates where they’re currently building Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. [Hyperallergic]
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced last week that the museum will be laying off 21 people (11 percent of its staff). Why are they doing this? Tyler Green takes a look at their rationale and finds it inconsistent with museum management practices. Consider this your must-read article for the day. [Modern Art Notes]
My tits are so going to win Animal New York’s Very Short Film Festival. In honor of all those kids taking their tops off on Vine, the latest “it” app that allows users to easily shoot and share six second video clips, Animal New York is doing something special: offering a hundred bucks to anyone who can woo them.