November 25, 2013 · Print This Article
“Who owns the internet?”
Josh Baer -Â Baer Fax
Forrest Nash -Â Contemporary Art Daily
Paddy Johnson -Â Art F City
Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie -Â Bad at Sports
So, for some reason I thought the 2014 Whitney Biennial list was supposed to be revealed in December but instead it came out today!
Congrats to all our friends and the folks we do not yet know. We can’t wait to see the show.
As curated by Anthony Elms, Stuart Comer, and Michelle Grabner:
Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, VÃ©rÃ©na Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Yve Laris Cohen
Critical Practices Inc.
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
RadamÃ©s â€œJuniâ€ Figueroa
Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons, Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Tony Greene curated by Richard Hawkins and Catherine Opie
My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace
PS. Thanks to Jerry Saltz’s facebook for the list.
Something we don’t do enough of here at Bad at Sports is trumpet the successes of our various contributors. Â It sort of happens piece meal, sometimes, but considering that the project is and always will be an artist run type thing â€“ our collaborators are more then just the deep thinkers, aesthetes, and vulgarians you know them to be! Such is the case with our Tom Sanford and his new show at Kravets|Wehby in NYC.
â€œCafÃ© des Artistesâ€ consists of 13 paintings. 10 paintings are images of notable New Yorkers and help define the cultural milieu of the city.
The show includes new portraits of Marcus Samuelsson, Diane Von Furstenberg, Walt Fraizer, Bill T Jones, Tina Fey, Woody Allen, Nicole Eisenman, Michael Bloomberg, The RZA, Â & Jonathan Lethem, and they are featuredÂ along side three â€œNew York Genre Paintings.â€
|(left) â€œThe Writer (Jonathan Lethem)â€ 2013, oil on board, 36â€ x 24â€. (right) â€œThe Clarinettist (Woody Allen)â€ 2013, oil on board, 36â€ x 24â€|
|(left) â€œThe Mayor (Michael Bloomberg)â€ 2013, oil on board, 36â€ x 24â€. (right) â€œThe Painter (Nicole Eisenman)â€ 2013, oil on board, 36â€ x 24â€|
Maybe you should go see them?
From Modern Art Notes…
In an effort to spotlight the collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts that would be lost if the threatened sale of art in collections at the DIA are sold, all day long Modern Art Notes and many other sites will be spotlight art at the DIA. Iâ€™ll be featuring roughly an artwork an hour for the next ten hours. I hope this will help Â spotlight both the collection at the DIA and the access we have to Detroitâ€™s art. I think that the more people think about whatâ€™s at the DIA, the more concerned theyâ€™ll be about what could happen there.
How can you help support the DIA? Share artwork here on MAN and at other sites with your friends. If you live in Michigan, tell your elected officials that the future of Detroit is important to you and that you donâ€™t support a fire sale of the cityâ€™s future.Â Best of all: Join meÂ in becoming a member of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
geniusÂ brilliant strange that it can only be art, let’s agree to call it a serious WTF? You can find their youtube channel here.