and why that should matter to you

Posted: January 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

interesting interview with the new editor, david velasco, of artforum (bolding my own):

Putting “incite backlash” at the top of my to-do list. No, but I want to feature art that really fucks with you, and then I want writers who will explain to you that it’s fucking with them, and sharing how and why it does so. And why that should matter to you.

to me, something often left out of the conversation about art IS the conversation — it feels like you’re supposed to  see something and understand it OR intuit why people have passionate feelings about these works (because in theory you’ve having the same response) OR if you have feelings about the work (including confusion), there’s no place where, or anyone with whom, you can discuss those feelings (art institutions don’t really have a space to encourage that dialogue) (perhaps social media is the closest?). so…velasco’s goal to have more of that kind of  conversation feels important.


wayne sorce

Posted: January 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

love these photos. via it’s nice that and DCBwhole show here.

Wayne Sorce: Varick Street, New York 1984

Wayne Sorce: Varick Street, New York 1984

 

Wayne Sorce: Blankets, New York 1986

Wayne Sorce: Blankets, New York 1986

 

Wayne Sorce, Brooklyn Bridge, 1985

Wayne Sorce, Brooklyn Bridge, 1985

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this is hilarious and so sad

Posted: January 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

michael jackson on touring.


jia tolentino is great

Posted: January 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

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also from her interview in mythos (bolding my own):

I want the things that lack in our lives to be other people’s problems. I want our lives to be everyone’s responsibility. In the same way, I often think the biggest women’s issue is securing protections that would extend to low-income workers, Fight for 15.

I wonder if this time will bring women around to a deeper understanding of the fact that capitalism is at odds with feminism—that an environment of scarcity prioritizes the individual at the expense of the group.


blogs really are dead

Posted: January 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

RIP the awl and the hairpin. where do we go now? instagram? oh man i’m pretty sad. from jia tolentino’s “

That same month, Balk wrote a post called “My Advice to Young People,” which included Balk’s Law (“Everything you hate about the Internet is actually everything you hate about people”), Balk’s Second Law (“The worst thing is knowing what everyone thinks about everything”), and Balk’s Third Law (“If you think the Internet is terrible now, just wait a while”).

 


nothing happens in this video

Posted: January 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

just a reminder that a (really terrible old pop) song can shake you out of your sad self while you’re pumping gas. self, don’t forget music! it will save you! ps what song is this, it is terrible wonderful (probably there’s a japanese word for this).

now going to get donuts.

UPDATE: it is this song, basically a soul patch in music form!!! it also was the theme to one tree hill!!! perfection!!!!


now on my grocery list

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments »

interview with chef caroline fidanza:

What’s your go-to, standing over the kitchen sink meal when you get home from a long day with no energy to cook a real dinner? Right now my standing-over-the-kitchen-sink meal is Salvatore ricotta with sea salt and olive oil either on Finn Crisp or fresh Italian bread.


wayne thiebaud

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments »
Wayne Thiebaud, Lemon Meringue Pie, 1964

Wayne Thiebaud, Lemon Meringue Pie, 1964

(via pinterest, sideways discovered via leanne shapton’s IMPORTANT ARTIFACTS…)
(clearly avoiding my grad school work)
(also recommend his cake paintings)


luc tuymans

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments »

Luc Tuymans, Der Diagnostische Blick IV (The Diagnostic View IV), 1992

Luc Tuymans, Der Diagnostische Blick IV (The Diagnostic View IV), 1992
(via houston public media, discovered in leanne shapton’s IMPORTANT ARTIFACTS…)


mystery goodness at cvs

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments »

CVS goodness