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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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From a flattened, remixed kid-face shuffling on a video billboard in Detroit, to the epic mutant on the exquisite corpse Tumblr project Cloaque, Rollin Leonard has been exhibiting photography-based work since 2004. It’s body horror… if body horror was very nice to look at. His first solo show of polished plexiglass’ed sculptures, looped moving images and digital collages “Trunks, Stems and […]

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The New Museum smelled like gasoline, and I didn’t mind one bit. Before the public opening of Chris Burden’s exhibition “Extreme Measures” the press got a preview of the work and the live performance of The Big Wheel. Occupying all five floors of the museum, the exhibition marks the first expansive presentation of Burden’s groundbreaking works […]

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ANIMAL stopped by the opening of Jonas Mekas’s exhibit “OUTLAW: NEW WORKS” at the Microscope Gallery last night. The 90-year-old Lithuanian filmmaker, “godfather of American avant-garde cinema” and founder of the invaluable Anthology Film Archives was cheerful and friendly, despite the aggressive theme of his show. I dedicate this Exhibition to all artists who had to go […]

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TRANSFER — New York’s only net art gallery — has an opening tomorrow night that is relevant to your interests. Especially if your interests are large scale physical manifestations of digital work poppin’ GIFs like this… This is Lorna’s Loose Lips Sink Ships! GIF from Run Computer Run, but for TRASNFER it’s all new everything: The […]

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As I write this, I’m about a block from the McCarren Park Pool. I have a cold beer, the air conditioning is blasting. I’m feeling pretty good. It’s hard to believe fifteen minutes ago, I was being smacked in the knees by a screaming four-year-old in floaties, standing in the middle of a line that […]

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Tomorrow night, Factory Fresh and Plaztik Magazine open “Boxed In,” a less than optimistic art show: “Since it seems we will all be living in a cardboard box soon, we decided to be ahead of the curve. We’re having amazing artists create their dream cardboard box home.” The show opens from 7 to 10 PM […]

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