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03.05.15 Scott Lynch

The Armory Show is underway over the Hudson River at Piers 92 and 94, and because we’re on day two of the annual art orgy, there’s probably already been a small nation’s GDP-amount of money spent on contemporary and modern works from all over the world. Art critic Jerry Saltz was in the house, natch. […]

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05.14.14 Marina Galperina

Frieze Art Fair is the best trip to a luxury pop-up shopping mall a press pass can buy! Maybe it was the illusion of travel from the ferry ride to Randall’s Island or the un-warehouse quality of that giant, billowing, sun-streaked white tent, but the art was very enjoyable. Here some highlights. First, Beom Kim’s […]

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03.07.14 Marina Galperina

The art fairs are upon us! Follow ANIMAL as we stumble strategically through most of most of them. Next up, The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair, a favorite. That gyrating form above is a low-res gif version of Rollin Leonard’s new video installation. Now imagine looking down at it in 4K Ultra High-definition. To create the moving image, Leonard built […]

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03.05.14 Marina Galperina

The art fairs are upon us! Follow ANIMAL as we stumble strategically through most of most of them. First up: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, “a curator-driven fair” at 233 Mott Street in Nolita. (March 6-9, Noon-8pm, $5). Like cutlog, SPRING/BREAK sprawls and weaves through several floors of a former school, mercifully taking away that art fair feeling of browsing […]

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12.06.13 Marina Galperina

“We started Cloaque as a digital landfill,” artist Carlos Saez tells ANIMAL about his ongoing Tumblr-based project with Claudia Mate. “Our idea was to collect digital trash found online and join it together like the compost cubes at landfills.” The Tumblr had quickly turned into a “100% collaborative” group project, Exquisite corpse-style — each artist begins his digital piece […]

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10.21.13 Marina Galperina

For those who’ve never been, London’s Frieze Art Fair is a gigantic white circus tent over a labyrinth of cubicles stuffed with art of questionable cultural worth and varying socio-aesthetic potency, everything very expensive. But here’s your Frieze Art Fair experience in 6 seconds, exclusively from ANIMAL! It’s legit. Trying to cram all of this up […]

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09.25.13 Marina Galperina & Kyle Chayka

Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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07.12.13 Marie Calloway

“Media Art is the art of today, the art that people will remember in the future,” director Unpainted Annette Doms tells ARTinfo. In January 2014, Unpainted will become Germany’s first-ever fair for new media and video art and will show “algorithmic plotter-drawings, computer animation, collages, photography, net-art, software art, interactive art, sculpture.” Artist Rafaël Rozendaal is slated to give “an […]

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03.04.13 Eugene Reznik

Of all the Armory Show spin-off fairs opening this week in New York, none are as overtly subversive of the original as THE (UN)FAIR, a one-time pop-up exhibition opening within walking distance at a 19th century former manufacturing building. With sledgehammer subtlety, its name suggests the ultimate alternative from the more exclusive and commercially-saturated art […]

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12.02.10 Marina Galperina

Art Basel’s here! Gorge yourself, lucky attendants! Don’t forget to socialize: apparently tapping Baselites is as easy as faking an accent and pretending your genitalia is doing performance art in/over theirs. […]

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