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#WCW: An Eyebrow-Raising Show About Women At Postmasters Gallery

Tribeca institution Postmasters Gallery is opening a show called #WCW (@womencrushwednesday) on Wednesday, July 22nd. The show, curated by Postmasters founder Magda Sawon, gathers works with female subjects from a disparate group of artists on the loose theme of the ubiquitous social media phenomenon. Sawon quotes the International Business Times for the show’s epigram: “‘WCW’ […]

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5Pointz Turns Troubled High School Into NYC’s Unlikeliest Graffiti Mecca

Over the weekend, the August Martin High School in Jamaica, Queens was transformed into a massive graffiti gallery when over 100 artists such as MERES, CUBA, CYCLE, JERMS, Phetus, POET, YES1, CLAW, Cernesto, KING BEE, Plasma Slug, T-KID, AMUZE, SHIRO, and so many others descended on the massive building and spray painted their work directly […]

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Duck Motherfucker! Misinformation, Conspiracy In Net-Inspired Art

In his new exhibition at Foxy Production, Michael Bell-Smith explores the ways in which the anything-goes-free-speech-zone of the internet can result in chaotic misinformation and mindless call-and-response. The exhibition takes its title from the classic Looney Tunes short, Rabbit Season, Duck Season. Elmer Fudd is “hunting wabbits,” because it’s rabbit season. Daffy Duck is hanging around, […]

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Artist’s Notebook: Rebecca Patek

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, New York-based choreographer, performance artist and rising star Rebecca Patek talks about “ineter(a)nal f/ear” — her theater performance which exposes the psychopathology of rape, trauma and shame with parody and satire, as Patek and her co-performer Sam […]

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Artist To Have Sex With A New Person Every Day For A Year, There Are Apps For That

Russian-born Berlin-based 26-year-old performance artist Mischa Badasyan will have sex with a different man every day for a year, starting this September. He is influenced, in part, by the writing of French philosopher Marc Auge on “non-places.” As Badasyan explained to VocaTV: He was writing about non-places in the big cities; places like supermarkets, shopping malls, airports, […]

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Video Soma-Feedback: An Early ’70s Artist On The Healing Powers Of Self-Surveillance

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we take a look at Merrily Paskal’s “Video Soma-Feedback” in Radical Software circa 1972. Imagine. You can have a videotaperecorder at home. You can record sound and […]

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Partying In An Illegal Cave With Pixies, Nymphs And An Arabian Prince

It’s 8:00PM on a Saturday night in mid-July and I’m standing in chest-high river water, attached to an inflatable float, alongside a man dressed like an aquatic Arabian prince. I’m here, in this undisclosed location — namely, a dirty river near New York City — because I’ve been invited to a super secret illegal cave […]

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Inside The First International Conference on Men’s Issues

There were no protestors outside the modest lakefront veteran’s lodge in St. Clair Shores, just outside Detroit, Michigan. The very official-sounding First International Conference On Men’s Issues was relocated here from a downtown hotel, because of what the organizers alleged were “death threats,” but was later reported by local media to be space limitations. By the time yesterday’s planned 3pm […]

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Daily Mail Puts Up Year-Old YouTube Video, Calls It News

The Daily Mail, Britain’s foremost alarmist tabloid, posted a story to its website today under the headline “Heads or tails? Watch the extraordinary moment a snake eats its OWN TAIL after mistaking it for a rival predator.” A clickworthy headline to be sure, promising a few minutes of wonder and distraction from your day at the office […]

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The Definitive Guide to Never Watching Woody Allen Again

So you’ve probably made up your mind on Woody Allen. You’ve read Dylan Farrow’s sobering accounts of her child abuse at his hands, Vanity Fair’s “10 Undeniable Facts,” and everything else, and now you’re facing a dilemma about what to do with the man’s works. You’d rather not watch Allen’s films and support a person […]

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