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Week Three: Jet-Ski Scam in Thailand by Rirkrit Tiravanija

by Corinna Kirsch on November 20, 2013
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Dream Exhibitions is a new weekly series that asks artists, writers, curators, and other creative types what as-yet unrealized exhibition they’d like to see.

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At the Bronx Museum: Another Biennial Sets Out With Heart, But Leads With Resumes

by Whitney Kimball on August 8, 2013
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In its thirty-three year run, the Bronx Museum’s AIM (Artists in the Marketplace) Program has touched a surprising extent of the New York art world. It’s rare to go on a gallery tour in this city without coming across one of its alumni, who range from establishment members like Glenn Ligon and Anton Vidokle, to rising stars like LaToya Ruby Frazier and David Gilbert. And now, AIM’s second Biennial “Bronx Calling”–a recent development for program alums–adds 73 new members to the roster. It’s a truly diverse showing of New York City-based talent getting its first leg-up into the art market. As far as the commercial art world is concerned, AIM is the Bronx Museum’s most significant contribution to New York art. So why aren’t people talking about this?

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Barbara Bloom, an Artist-Curator at the Jewish Museum

by Corinna Kirsch on May 14, 2013
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Why are artist-curators being recruited by New York museums? With all the artist-curated shows currently on view, the artist’s viewpoint may never have been represented so strongly.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Carsten Holler’s Slides and Pools at The New Museum

by Paddy Johnson on November 9, 2011
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There's a slide ready to be ridden in the New Museum. It's part of Carsten Höller's career survey Experience(through January 15), and it's only one element of a show that takes every device from a traveling carnival except the concession stands.

I don't have any problem with this as an exhibition concept—I like fun—but it doesn't leave me with much to write about it. Experience is more about emptying your mind than it is about contemplating a specific philosophical question, so the kinds of conversations the show tends to inspire will more often revolve around the work than delve into its meaning.

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Hair GIFs Cinemagraphs Are Making Headlines Again

by Paddy Johnson on April 27, 2011
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Bad ideas never die. Following The Atlantic’s profile on Jamie Beck’s incredible single-handed transformation of GIFs into “a respected art form” (pretty girl’s hair + wind = art), the Daily Mail has found other hair models to feature. Dubbed “cinemagraphs”, writer Daniel Bates (who, notably, is not an art writer – the Mail doesn’t have those) says these new GIFs “take ‘stills’ to the next level”. As I mentioned the other day, the underlying assumption here is that photography needs to be legitimated by cinema, as do GIFs.

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by Petra Cortright on August 3, 2009

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