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Drones and pigeons are a constant source of fascination here at ANIMAL, so it’s pretty incredible to find out that pigeons were the old school drone way back in World War I. A new drone-centric exhibit called “A screaming comes across the sky” has opened in Spain and one of the participants, Alicia Framis, presents a […]

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Yesterday, ANIMAL stopped by to preview a massive, building-wide group show at the former 21st Precinct, a few blocks from Gramercy Park. Curated by Outlaw Arts, murals, tags, wheatpaste, stickers and installations filled all four floors of the building, including the stairwells and bathrooms, showcasing some incredible work. Standouts included work from ANIMAL favorites such as GIZ, […]

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Today, glitChicago opens at Chicago’s Ukrainian Institute of Art (UIA), featuring 22 glitch artists from around the country. There has been a renaissance of new media art in the Windy City over the last few years, which hosted the GLI.TC/H in 2010 through 2012. Tonight will include live performances from many of the show’s participants, including A. Bill Miller and Nick Kegeyan, […]

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An upcoming AES+F exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London has been cancelled. “Maybe it was an internal problem, or maybe it was a result of something in the political atmosphere,” AES+F art collective member Lev Evzovi told the Calvert Journal. “We just got an email that for some reason the exhibition was cancelled. The political atmosphere […]

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“Raster Raster” is an exhibition featuring 11 artists from New York, Lahore, Berlin, and Los Angeles, including some of ANIMAL’s favorites: Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Jayson Musson and Bunny Rogers. The work, now on view at the Cravey Gallery in Los Angeles, features 3D-printed sculptures of Jasper Spicero, Cortright’s digital paintings on silk, site­specific installations, mixed-video-media pieces and more from artists whose […]

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In April, the Brush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas will be exhibiting “two dozen never-before-exhibited portraits painted by President Bush.” The announcement was made a month after the arrest of hacker Guccifer, who famously first leaked George W’s bad paintings. The bad paintings were of cats and dogs, mostly but also some bath-time self-portraits which reminded me […]

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“I am not an adrenaline junkie, but I am someone who really appreciates really unusual places,” photographer Tod Seelie tells ANIMAL over the packed Superchief Gallery crowd. “Sometimes, a certain amount of risk is required.” Seelie’s Bright Nights: Photographs Of Another New York book has been released, documenting various New York “art collectives, subcultures, events and ‬crazy happenings, personal […]

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Legendary model Kate Moss is the muse for a new exhibition and auction at Christie’s in London. Featuring a variety of photos that showcase the versatility that characterized her modeling career, the auction will also include Kate-inspired art works, from sculptures to collages and even a tapestry. “Kate is the ultimate modern muse and we will […]

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New York-based artist Leslie Thornton‘s new video installation Luna is more than just an immersive, three-channeled, kaleidoscopic spectacle. It’s a new form of digital storytelling, spanning the history of Coney Island from 1900 to some time in the not-too-distant future. In lieu of actors and dialogue, Luna stars the iconic Parachute Jump, whose gradual metamorphosis is witnessed through […]

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Superchief Gallery at Culturefix is currently featuring the work of three artists dealing with blackness in the appropriately titled exhibition “BLACK POWER” — an eclectic mix of illustration, graphic design and sculture. They also have guns. As I walked into the Lower East Side space, it seemed quite casual — people hanging out in the […]

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