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Tuesday Links

by Whitney Kimball on December 11, 2012

  • In case you haven’t read it yet, Greg Allen, in a whirlwind of dynamo art investigation, solves the mystery behind Bob Dylan’s paintings. He builds his case from a year of interviews, press statements, his own work with the Chinese paint mills, and the Todd Haynes movie. It’s really good. [greg.org]
  • Feeling newly empowered by the events of the last week, the Cooper Union students abandoned their lock-in. They now plan to implement the Cooper Union community’s right to vote out board members. [Hyperallergic]
  • The redesign plans for Jean Nouvel’s MoMA skyscraper, Tower Verre, have been released. They had to chop 200 feet off the top, possibly fearing that it would cast a shadow over Central Park in the winter. It’s still a soaring architectural monstrosity. [Curbed]
  • C-Monster’s Pablo Picasso GIF [cmonstah.tumblr.com]
  • The 2013 Texas Biennial curators have been announced. [D Magazine]
  • Hooray for the UK government, for scrapping a bill that would have required ISPs to store browsing history and email details for over a year. They felt that the Draft Communications Data Bill, which would have allowed police to view your shit without a warrant, would be an unnecessary level of surveillance. [Verge]
  • Blake Gopnik was one of the many fired from the “bloodbath” at Newsweek. [ARTinfo]
  • You can still read him at blakegopnik.com.

 

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Friday Links!

by Will Brand on September 30, 2011

  • Tyler Green writes about de Kooning’s figuration in depth on the occasion of the MoMA show. The best revelation: Matisse was constantly painting people in yellow chairs. [MAN]
  • In the dumbest story ever, Bob Dylan’s shitty paintings might all be based on other people’s photographs. What will we do? [NY Times]
  • In the second dumbest story ever, the Vatican’s gonna very charitably give a do-over to the artist they hired to sculpt Pope John Paul II. The official Vatican art critic (are they hiring?) said the work they got looked too much like a “sentry box” and/or Benito Mussolini, and didn’t match the papal couch besides. I suggest they look into copying this statue of JP², in Wadowice, which really draws out that one time in his life when he was a wizard in a hurry.
  • Everybody in the universe (ourselves included) is rushing out “wtf was postmodernism” pieces to coincide with the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Postmodernism-Style and Subversion 1970-1990″. Edward Docx’s PoMo for Dummies-style essay in Prospect Magazine is one of the better ones. [Prospect]
  • The Guardian has some nonsense about an artist who tried to make a movie for chimps, which is notable for two reasons: firstly the incredible feats of reasoning used to justify the present as a “Chimp Moment”, and secondly the utter ignorance of the Meow Mix project MeowTV, which released a pilot episode of a TV program designed for cats (along with a cat restaurant where this was shown) way back in 2003. AFC actually holds one of the very few copies of the DVD to be sold, but until we put that up you’ll have to do with this song about getting neutered. [Guardian]
  • Finally, some kid feels both “mad and frustrated” that his phone still doesn’t work in the subway. We feel you. [L Mag]
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Massive Links! Activism and Canons Edition

by Paddy Johnson on April 11, 2011
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I gave a lecture at Detroit’s Wayne State University last week so today I play catch up. A few relevant links with the usual commentary.

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