Christopher Schreck, Contributor, Art Fag City
In Defense of Humor: It's Not Funny Any More // http://badatsports.com/2011/hyperjunk-in-defense-of-humor-%E2%80%93-its-not-funny-anymore/
Nicholas O'Brien had humor on his mind when he offered thoughtful arguments for artists and writers' abandoning ironic distance in favor of wit, empathy, and sincerity. If that sounds embarrassing, be sure to read this piece: he's talking about you.
“Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart,” wrote the great Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran. If he had a YouTube cooking show, it probably would have been something like this.
Michelle Vaughan, Artist (website, tumblr)
The Art Pop Primer // http://artlog.com/posts/262-the-art-pop-primer
Hat tip to Nic Rad for coining this important contemporary movement: ‘Art Pop is suspicious even of its own right to exist.’
Culture porn, ruin porn and poetry porn are some of the things Javier Cambre, a 2002 Whitney Biennial alumnus, makes when he travels.