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Week Seven: Exhibitions Any Way You Want Them

by Corinna Kirsch on December 17, 2013
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The Death Star, an Internet poet, Rembrandt, a pig-man, and video art you can’t see.

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The Freshest Internets: Deutsche Bank and the Guggenheim Split, but Jay-Z still loves Gagosian

by Corinna Kirsch on February 7, 2012

  • Jay-Z played Carnegie Hall last night and while on stage, he gave a three-artist salute to his art dealer, Larry Gagosian. Aw, luv! [Twitter]
  • GIFs have started to trend in style photography; even fashion lines like Agent Provacateur are using GIFs on their websites. [Vice Style]
  • Deutsche Bank almost entirely funds Deutsche Guggenheim, the museum’s Berlin outpost, but now Deutsche Bank is ending its partnership. What will happen to the museum? Well, Deutsche Bank wants to turn the museum into “a place for political and corporate conferences.” [Art Observed]
  • Art isn’t like laundry detergent, but it is like a cell phone. Star Wars Modern writes a smart essay about the spectrum of commodification in art and how art is “a black swan out at the far edge of the consumer economy’s left field.”  [Star Wars Modern]
  • Hooray! Hennessy Youngman uploaded a new video. His last one memed pretty well; he coined a nickname for Hirst – sharkface – that caused a little internet sensation. This vid’s theme? Performance. [You Tube]
  • These “pawcasso kittens” are skilled at fundraising, proving you don’t need a MA in Arts Administration to make money for a non-profit. [Daily Mail]
  • The NEH is doing something right: they granted Wesleyan University money for a curator! [The Wesleyan Argus]
  • In yet another step toward total art world domination, Ai Weiwei will design another building for the Olympics. [ArchDaily]
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Why Splinter Movements Don’t Take Away Credibility From Occupy Wall Street

by Paddy Johnson on October 28, 2011
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The tenor of this argument has been making me uncomfortable; it sounds a lot like those concerned about the raggedy drummers and incoherent rants giving the larger movement a bad name. The truth of the matter is, no matter how elegant the language, the movement would still be attacked. That's what power structures do when they feel threatened.

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