This week’s art events support Jerry Saltz’s recent theory that the gallery show is dead. Our picks include karaoke, net art, a trip to Venice, a show on the white cube, and two separate nods to 1920s film screenings.
Who knew? Grand Central has a spare room. I’d never noticed the palatial wings of Vanderbilt Hall until they were swarmed yesterday with hundreds of people, all waiting for two small herds of Nick Cave horse costumes to move.
A short post courtesy of my inbox: D’Amelio Gallery, which announced its closing earlier this month, will be selling its library tomorrow between noon and 6 pm. Comb through a large selection of artist’s books, monographs, catalogues and other gallery library books. All covers cost between 1 – 25 dollars.
Flux Factory studio residents spend so much time cooking they’ve decided to put their skills to the test. This Saturday, 6-8 pm they launch Iron Chef Flux, an epic battle between spice, fish, and whatever else you happen to see in the above video.
It can be dangerous having Wikileaks attached to your name. Take Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, who was arrested for sharing documents with Wikileaks in 2010.. In the words of UN torture expert, Juan Mendez, “Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment in the excessive and prolonged isolation” during his nine months at Quantico, where he was placed under suicide watch.
Manning is now at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he awaits trial set for this June.
The proximity of that trial arguably creates an urgency to artist Lance Wakeling’s Kickstarter campaign to support the making of his film “Field Visits for Bradley Manning,” which promises not to be a straightforward documentary.
Have the number of dude centric net art shows slowed since we published “Enough with Dude-Centric Net Art Shows” last April? Find out this Sunday, as the Art Fag City staff take a look at that post, the flood of comments that ensued and continue the conversation it set in motion at The Bruce High Quality Foundation University in New York. We invite all those who participated or watched the comment threads to attend, in addition to those just learning about the post now. The post sparked a healthy debate about sexism, journalism, and curatorial practice.
This event will be available via Live Stream. Check the BHQFU facebook page for the link the day of.