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“I made a mistake,” Vladimir Umanets wrote in The Guardian this week. In October 2012, Umanets had written his name and “a potential piece of Yellowism” in black marker on Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon at the Tate Modern in London, causing $300,000 worth of damage to the $8-$15 million painting. Though he denied being a vandal from the start, qualifying his […]

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Germany-based conceptual artist Kim Asendorf  makes undulating, hypnotic, complex gifs. Then why did he send this gif into deep space? Why is this seemingly uneventful gif’s signal being beamed into deep space right now via the Lone Signal METI (Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) experiment, on its 17.6 year journey towards the potentially habitable solar system Gliese 526? Why? Because, as Asendorf tells […]

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Performance artist Nate Hill’s newest unsettling project is open for business. Choose from five “rich, beautiful, white girls” recruited from “within the upper echelons of society” to “gargle your milk to absolute perfection,” thereby “purifying” it. White Power Milk is social commentary so tongue-in-cheek, it hurts. […]

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Japanese-born, New York-based artist, Arakawa, died yesterday at 73. Together with wife Madeline Gins, Arakawa was dedicated to “counteracting” the “immoral” destiny of death with zany home architecture. Their main project was thwarted when they lost their investments with Bernard Madoff mid the fraud sitch. […]

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