Amidst national class warfare, there were some lighter moments this week: e-flux proposed an alternative economy, the MacArthur genius awards were announced, the Google wallet debuted, and the Anonymous occupation of Wall Street is creating a captivating (oft entertaining) news feed.
This week in Massive Links, journalists are mistaking a new study that finds one year old babies like Picasso’s cubism more than Monet’s impressionism as an art story. Jim Carrey’s jet is now available on ebay for the buy it now price of 1.5 million! Better act quick on that collectors. Also, lots on GIFs and Miranda July’s face. Let’s get to it!
New York Conversations is a text film. Shot in a Chinatown storefront converted for this occasion into an improvised kitchen/restaurant, the film documents three days of public conversations between artists, critics, curators, and a free floating public. The talks, lunches, and dinners were organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nico Dockx, and Anton Vidokle in response to an invitation by Brussels-based art journal A Prior to be the subject of their new issue. Instead of commissioning essays or producing artwork to be printed in the journal, the artists decided to rethink the structure by which an art publication is produced and to attempt to do this discursively in a public setting.