If you enjoy a good, occasionally contentious discussion about art (or if you’re just curious about what Thomas Hirschhorn is up to with Gramsci Monument in the Bronx), I highly recommend that you clear about 70 minutes in your schedule at some point in the near future to take a look at this video of the July 9 conversation at Artist Space Books & Talks between Mr. Hirschhorn and art historians Hal Foster and Lisa Lee, who edited a book of his writings called Critical Laboratory. It’s a wild one! (Critic Maika Pollack, who was in the audience that night, wrote midway through, “Foster vs Hirschhorn shaping up to be as good as Buchloh vs Warhol.” Now you can decide for yourself.) Read More
Dutch artist Guido van der Werve is next up at High Line’s Channel 14 venue, the section of the park spanning West 14th Street where High Line Art has been screening outdoor video projections since this past summer. Previous screenings have included work by John Cage and Cinthia Marcelle, whose piece is still on view. Mr. van der Werve’s contribution, his video Nummer negen—The Day I Didn’t Turn With the World (2007)—will be the third project at the site. Beginning Nov. 1, it will be on view daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read More
If you’ve ever stood around a sculpture and wondered about how it was installed—perhaps a sculpture that involves an irreversible process like breaking glass, this super short video posted today by Gagosian for its Los Angeles exhibition “The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials” will come as a small relief—not in the least because it involves breaking glass, the sound of which in itself is just a relief for some reason. Read More
Lena Dunham, of Tiny Furniture, Girls and the arty web series Delusional Downtown Divas apparently made another web show for Nerve.com back in 2007, which that site has now decided to re-upload in the lead up to Girls.
The show seems to be about horny art students jumping into bed with each other, though it Read More
Fashion designer and beer heiress Daphne Guinness is asking $14 million for her four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment at 995 Fifth Avenue, which has been on the market since January. Read More