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Artist Mishka Henner‘s current solo show at the Carroll/Fletcher gallery in London features aerial images of Fifty-One US Military Outposts. Overt and covert military outposts used by the United States in fifty-one different countries across the world. Sites located and gathered from information available in the public domain, official US military and veterans’ websites and forums, domestic and foreign […]

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In the late 1970s, Dan Witz began painting hummingbirds on walls around downtown Manhattan. The work — created illegally, with acrylic paint and brushes — so predated any notion of “street art” that the term hadn’t even been codified yet. It was years before artists like Keith Haring would attract a mainstream audience to the […]

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Leigh Ledare convinced his recently remarried ex-wife of five years, five years after divorce, to spend three nights in a remote cabin in Upstate New York with him photographing her. Two months later, he asked her to repeat the same trip with her current husband, also a photographer, who would take pictures of her and hand […]

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They were “The New Artists” of St. Petersburg, an underground collective operating out of communal apartment in the early 1980s, influenced by German Expressionism, Pop Art and Primitivism. The collective was founded by artist/philosopher Timur Novikov, attracted the likes of Brian Eno, Andy Warhol and John Cage, and sprouted the sexually ambiguous and homoerotic “New Academy” movement. The work and […]

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There is a David Lynch tribute art show at Spoke Art San Francisco and, alongside fan art of his idée fixes and memes — severed ears in the grass, the Black Lodge, various heroines in trouble (and plastic) — there’s some fun stuff. Akira Beard’s watercolor on yupo paper of Elephant Man is pretty, in the way […]

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“Today, there is no ‘offline,’” Anthony Antonellis tells ANIMAL. “The internet is always there, it just gets smaller.” Last year, we documented Anthony Antonellis getting a tiny RFID chip surgically implanted into his hand with his 10-frame, 6-color, 1-kilobyte gif signature favicon. It was the world’s first net art implant (and, allegedly, “the Mark of the Beast!!!”). Antonellis’s […]

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The independent video game art collective Babycastles are known for their playfully absurd taste in underground games and their seriousness about video games as an art form. Over the last few years, they’ve risen from their birthplace in the basement of the old Silent Barn to infiltrate respected art establishments around the world. And on March […]

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Partially anonymous artist collective The Bruce High Quality Foundation is having it’s last ever Brucennial, appropriately entitled “The Grand Finale,” from March 7 through April 4. BHQF’s packed biennial event has previously received enamored reviews like these: You might view the jampacked, multifloor installation of works by close to 400 artists as a populist, radically inclusive survey of what artists in […]

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Next year, renowned Polish artist Paweł Althamer’s first U.S. solo exhibit will sprawl across three floors of the New Museum. The artist known for his “consistently experimental models of social collaboration” is re-launching his 2012 Berlin Biennial installation pictured above, The Draftsmen’s Congress. Over the course of the exhibition, the blank white space of the New Museum’s Fourth Floor […]

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Gagosian lost Yayoi Kusama to David Zwirner earlier this year, and now Zwirner is rubbing it in: For Yayoi’s current show “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven,” the 84-year-old Japanese artist has not one but two immersive mirror rooms on site at the Chelsea gallery. The newest, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, is dark room of mirrors, pulsating with […]

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