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A Trilogy of Repeating Forms

by Paddy Johnson on August 4, 2010
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I don’t have anything too significant to say about either gif, but that the first, found on Duncan Alexander’s website, reminds me of the David Hasselhoff gif below, much circulated around the net five years ago. It’s wallpaper-like design also reminded me of the handmade paper recently shown at David Zwirner. I realize it’s a […]

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Reading and Time: A dialectic between academic expectation and academic frustration

by Paddy Johnson on July 15, 2010
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A video for the academics in the crowd. Via: Mira Schor.

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Subway Sandwich Artist Statement

by Paddy Johnson on June 16, 2010
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Why don’t I get more submissions like this? This work of mine is called Sunset, though any sense of peacefulness that it conveys is ironic. I think I’ve made it obvious that the even rows of roast beef are a satirical comment on the 1931 Iowa Cow War. By referencing the unrest of the past, […]

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How Man-Made Disasters and their Media Coverage Affect the Interpretation of Art: A Case Study

by Paddy Johnson on June 9, 2010

Fia Backstrom, Recycle (Hanging proposal for sculpture by Kelley Walker), at Murray Guy, photo by Marina Galperina Constant bad news over the BP oil spill in Mexico is making me think about Fia Backstrom’s 2007 piece Recycle (Hanging proposal for sculpture by Kelley Walker). Back in January I described the work as a kum-bi-ya plastic […]

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Bravo Work of Art Judge Jerry Saltz Interviewed at Time Out Chicago

by Art Fag City on May 26, 2010

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON Let the Bravo’s reality series Work of Art stories start today. Launching June 9th, TimeOut Chicago’s TV section runs an interview this afternoon with so dubbed “one of the most powerful art critics today,” Jerry Saltz. Those following Jerry Saltz’s facebook page will likely find he’s scooped himself — we’ve read […]

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Talking With Images: Is Dump.fm the New 4Chan?

by Art Fag City on May 26, 2010

POST BY: PADDY JOHNSON I wrote a short post for Urlesque today on the image chat website dump.fm. The teaser below. Typing is so passé. At least this is the impression I have while I’m on dump.fm, a new (often NSFW) image chat room co-founded by Internet Archaeology‘s Ryder Ripps, Scott Ostler of the publishing […]

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Last Chance for Momenta Art Benefit Tickets

by Art Fag City on May 25, 2010

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON Those wishing there were more non-profit benefits to buy art from are in luck. Momenta Art’s benefit tomorrow follows Rhizome’s tonight (see pimping in this morning’s post here).  We’ll keep this post short so the blog doesn’t turn into a non-profit benefit machine, but just so you know: Raffle tickets are in […]

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Premium Tumblr Themes for Artists

by Art Fag City on May 25, 2010

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON Wow. Tumblr has a great portfolio theme for photographers. It’s not quite set up for the drawing, painting and installation folk yet — there’s no place for captioning — but for 50 bucks a year you can’t do better than this. Recommended. Via: Veken Screengrab from the load display for the “Australia” […]

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The Hierarchy of Performative Experience

by Art Fag City on May 25, 2010

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON Photo: Edward Keating/Contact Press for New York Magazine A pet peeve about the media frenzy surrounding Marina Abramovic’s soon to close show at MoMA: Heightened by the intense popularity of The Artist is Present, a work in which Marina invites sitters to stare with her for the length of time they determine, a hierarchy of […]

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The Ultimate Addiction: Videodrome

by Art Fag City on May 24, 2010

POST BY: PADDY JOHNSON Videodrome is a bioelectronic addiction. Videodrome is the Ultimate Addiction. Videodrome will shatter your reality. Television can change your mind. Videodrome will change your body. Experience Videodrome in your home. Okay, I’m ready for it: Where’s Wii Videodrome? Link via: Saul Chernick

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