Thanks to friends on Facebook and C-Monster (your source for a multitude of cool things), and also thanks to the final week of my own project; I have a list of ten things you should check out on your coffee/lunch/sanity break at work today:
(last but not least)
- Screenshots of Despair - perhaps a symptom of dystopian online existence. It's my favourite new thing.
- 20 Artists with clicky as fuck websites - the website as art, something Shaun Kardinal did with Violet Strays once
- Violet Strays - this week is Amanda Manitach, featuring two videos and a piece of literature.
- A robot made of legos and phone that solves a Rubix cube in less than 6 seconds - welcome to your robot future. Are you nervous?
- A Common Name - beautiful geode street art that breaks my heart with its beauty.
- Draw It With Your Eyes Closed - a Paper Monument project whereupon they asked dozens of artists and teachers, some well known and some not, to speak about the best art assignments they’ve given or received or even heard of. MUST. BUY. THIS.
- n + 1 - Paper Monuments sister publication with lots of delicious back issues. You can download the PDF if it's sold out.
- Damien Hirst and the Great Art Market Heist - this will either validate everything you've ever not worried about, or utterly depress you.
- Xerox your own Xerox book - here is an excerpt from Art Fag City: " Seth Siegelaub, the do-it-all curator, writer, and art dealer, just released half a dozen of his essays and art projects from the late 60’s and 70’s for free download. It’s all part of Primary Information’s new Seth Siegelaub Online Archive and it will be expanding in the months to come. Siegelaub’s interest in conceptual artists and how they can make a living from ephemeral and reproducible materials remains incredibly fresh, particularly in light of the Occupy Movement."
(last but not least)
- RED CURRENT (sweet fruit) currently up at Roq La Rue Gallery in Belltown through Saturday 7 April. This show is a contemporary survey of 37 Seattle artists that I've curated for the space, demonstrating a broad scope of practise and perspective from painting and conceptual work to video and sculpture. Jen Graves writes a bit here, and one of the artists in the show, Emily Pothast really nails it here. Thanks to all of you who've made it so far, it's been one wildly awesome ride.