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This Week’s Must See Events: No Rest for the Weary

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 31, 2014
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Any art nerd who’s dreaming of taking this week off needs to take another look at their calendar. Galleries across the city are opening new shows, and there are plenty of talks too. Between art star Matthew Barney’s tell-all talk with Sir Norman Rosenthal at The 92nd Y this and upcoming talent Sara Cwynar’s show opening at Foxy Production this Friday, you’ll not lack art to see and discuss.

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Massive Links: The Most Important School Ever

by Will Brand on June 18, 2012
  • We love Julia Halperin’s piece on Avenues, a new K-12 private school opening in Chelsea this fall, even though the content scares us slightly. The school will have a focus on contemporary art; among the amenities are a private, growing art collection, visits from working artists, printmaking facilities at Pace Prints and, most importantly, iPads for all. In the words of its founder, ”This is going to be the most important new school ever opened, anywhere in the world.” [BLOUIN BLOUIN, OH NO, ME GOTTA GO, AYE-YI-YI-YI]
  • Netartnet.net is artnet for net art, and that’s a fantastic thing to have. We liked it so much we bookmarked it twice. [Netartnet.net]
  • Sam Taylor-Wood and Yoko Ono met thanks to a film Taylor-Wood directed about the adolescent John Lennon, and found they had a lot in common. Taylor-Wood tells a story of an American gallerist who questioned the merit of her work based on the fact that she has four children. Everyone is rightly aghast. [The Guardian]
  • We just came across this recording of LBJ requesting more room in his pants “down where the nuts hang”. It’s in excruciating detail. [Wonkette]
  • Hat-tip to Patrick Gantert for directing us to this Flash explosion of Christianity. Best worst website ever. [Evangel Cathedral]
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Are You Human?

by Paddy Johnson on September 16, 2011
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First impressions from the Pace Social Media opening weren’t so hot. Where exactly was the internet in this show? Seeing as how I visited in a throng of a few hundred people, I can only talk about the few individual works I saw, not the exhibition as a whole. As such, I’ll be writing a full review next week, with a note or two on the one piece that I managed to see clearly: Aram Bartholl’s “Are You Human?” [pictured above].

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Massive Links! Explosive Performances | Crystal Meth is a Valid Medium | Banksy Blows His Nose and Takes a Dump

by Whitney Kimball on July 15, 2011
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A handful of performances, new and old, deliver a welcome jolt. Banksy might be just like us, and Ai Wei Wei gets a job. Art activities may now include plant-growing and drug trafficking, so pot dealers rejoice!

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50 Years at Pace: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art

by Art Fag City on September 1, 2010
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50 Years at Pace: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art Date: Friday, September 17th 2010 – Thursday, September 23rd 2010 Venue: Pace, several locations Pace’s 50-year retrospective looks like it’s going to be a major to-do. Spanning the galleries four locations, Pace promises to showcase some of the seminal art works that have passed through its doors, […]

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