Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Chameleons of the Art World: The Humans of Frieze New York Frieze New York 2017 has ended but the visual treats keep coming. In a hilarious, sweet mockumentary by W magazine, the island-based art fair and its curious attendees are explored...
ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
AMY VAN DORAN
MODERN LOVE CLUB
NEW YORK CITY
"Men I Love and Other Things I Think About" at Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club
When walking into the slender, shimmering jewel box that is Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club, a contemporary art blitz strikes from all angles. When the East Village space opened last year as a hub for Van Doran's high-profile matchmaking work, she...
WAITING FOR GODOT
PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY
CLINT ROENISCH GALLERY
Jonah Samson’s "Yes Yes We’re Magicians" Found Photography Book
Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his "new old photos." Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and...
Kong Lingxin's "Unit Time" in Beijing
by Alessandro de Toni In the Chinese art community, Kong Lingxin's work has been widely praised for its simplicity and elegance—characteristics rarely seen among the younger generations of artists in China. Kong's first solo show, "Unit...
RBMA FESTIVAL NEW YORK
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the...
VENICE BIENNALE ARTE 2017
Venice Biennale 2017: Thematic Highlights
Anticipation takes hold before we head to Venice for the Biennale Arte, as we consider (and wonder about) what topics will emerge. It's easy to experience the Biennale, now in its 57th iteration, as if you've never seen art before. Curator Christine...
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER
Artist Sadie Laska Curates "Animal Farm" at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center
A little over an hour outside of New York City, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center sits atop sprawling acres in suburban Connecticut. Far from an unlikely artistic destination, the center—designed by Richard Gluckman—has long played host to riveting...
WALKER ART CENTER
The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference
In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information...
THE RUSSIAN LGBTQ NETWORK
Illustrator Paul Tuller's LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in Chechnya—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller has created a LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
Questions & Empathy Card Deck
After launching their "Applied Empathy" speaker series in spring of 2016, the team at Sub Rosa found themselves being asked by attendees if the cards used to guide the discussions were available for purchase. These items, now known as Questions...
Mary Lattimore's Ambient Playlist
"Ambient" is too often a lazy title thrown at any track without a steady beat, and the word cannot do justice to the veins of artists at hand experimenting with voice, instrument, or even electronics. Mary Lattimore—who commands a harp—has put...
GOOGLE LIVE CASES
NATIONAL SPACE DAY
DOT OF LIGHT
Eliza McNitt's Tale of Three Female Astronauts, "Dot of Light"
It seems that just about every day we receive some sort of space-related inspiration—most of it pertaining to wild discoveries or groundbreaking scientific assessments. For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt looked at subject matter a little...
QuoTED Fellows 2017
TED Fellows are a collective of global change-makers who tend to be a bit earlier in their journey than the main stage TED speakers. Those who make it through the extensive application process are supported through mentorship, their community of Fellows...
NEW AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
AFRICAN STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
New African Photography II
In an impressive exhibition of visual artists on the rise, Brooklyn’s Red Hook Labs and London-based Nataal Media have teamed up for the second consecutive year to co-curate "New African Photography II.” The display coincides with the illustrious 1...
Premiere: Art Feynman's "Feeling Good About Feeling Good"
California-based Art Feynman recently announced his debut album Blast Off Through the Wicker and we're delighted to premiere the single "Feeling Good About Feeling Good." The almost-eight-minute delight defies genre—there are tinges of many, from...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE
Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Highlights
In its 16th year, NYC's Tribeca Film Festival now comprises thousands of screenings, multiple venues, cross-disciplinary works and so much more to be excited about—whether or not cinema is your primary passion. What began as an attempt to revitalize...
Making Miniatures Fly at Gulliver’s Gate
In order to get a New York City resident into the heart of Times Square, the attraction must be one of pure magnificence. That's exactly what we found with Gulliver’s Gate, a massive world of miniatures unlike any other. This isn't a novelty experience;...
Interview: Radish Fiction Founder, Seung Yoon Lee
As many writers know, it's not easy to make money in the literary world. Sure, most industries need scribes and there are many writing-centric fields, but for aspiring fiction writers, the industry appears much as it did 100 years ago. Publishing...
Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...
Nikon Love Letters to New York
When the core of a social media campaign is an authentic request to share love—of all types—even when it's neatly wrapped up in a brand message, it's hard to deny the importance. This is precisely what's drawn us to the new Nikon "Love Letters from...
KAIROS SOCIETY GLOBAL SUMMIT
Interview: Ankur Jain, Founder of Kairos Society + VP of Product at Tinder
From the Innovation Board of the X-Prize Foundation to the World Economic Forum's select group of Young Global Leaders, Ankur Jain has proven to be more than a serial entrepreneur with an understanding of tech needs. In 2014, we spoke with Jain to...
Chef Chuck George Turns MREs into Michelin Plates
It's hard to deny the impact of food styling on our perception of a meal. The barebones packaging of MREs (military-issued meals, ready to eat) tends to indicate that what you'll find within is nothing more than essential. But when NYC-based chef Chuck...
BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN SAINT-ETIENNE
Interview: Curator Joseph Grima of Space Caviar
"Player Piano: A Subjective Atlas of a Landscape of Labour" was one of the most cerebral, engaging exhibitions we saw at this year's 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne. It was the final exhibition in the exploration of the Cité du Design...
Premiere: The Orielles' "Sugar Tastes Like Salt"
Less than a month ago, Halifax, UK trio The Orielles released an epic, dizzying eight minutes of twisting rock music known as "Sugar Tastes Like Salt." It was the band's first single since signing with Heavenly Recordings, and to call the song...