Sinking Values by bianka oravecz
The final nail in the coffin is mutual unfollowing.
the one who blocks first may laugh the loudest,
hastily exiling you from their URL Social sphere,
but it is a dangerous delusion that protecting your feed from painful profiles
will bring you any closer to 3d Serenity IRL
A view of Ai Weiwei’s large Trace, 2014 on Alcatraz
(photo by April Kilcrease)
Ai Weiwei “Single -Panel Portrait of Ai Weiwei” 2014.
+LEGO Collection Point
!!Bring legos to the Brooklyn Museum for Ai Wei Wei before its too late!!
OCTOBER 29–NOVEMBER 29, 2015
LEGO Collection Point is part of artist Ai Weiwei’s ongoing efforts to challenge censorship. As one of China’s most provocative contemporary artists, Ai (born 1957) focuses on social and political concerns, consistently advocating for freedom of expression and utilizing the power of social media to make art and connect with the world at large.
On October 23, Ai posted on Instagram: “In September LEGO refused Ai Weiwei Studio’s request for a bulk order of LEGOs to create artwork to be shown at the National Gallery of Victoria as they ‘cannot approve the use of LEGOs for political works’.” Ai’s post triggered a flood of responses on social media criticizing LEGO for “censorship and discrimination.” Thousands of anonymous supporters offered to donate their used LEGOs to Ai.
In response to the overwhelming inquiries, Ai posted on Instagram that he would “make a new work to defend freedom of speech and ‘political art’” using donated LEGOs. Within days, major museums around the world established collection points including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin; Royal Academy, London; Kunsthal Charlottenberg, Copenhagen; and Contemporary Art Center, Málaga, Spain. The Brooklyn Museum is the first collection point in the United States.
LEGO donations can be placed in the sunroof of the car parked in front of the Museum during open hours. Donations can also be made by mail to:
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, New York, 11238
(please mark packages c/o AWW LEGO Collection).
+ Slap 2
November 17th through November 28th
11.18.2015 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Opening Party
11.25.2015 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Closing Party
One of Con Artist Collective and Gallery’s most popular shows is returning for round 2. “Slap” is back with more of the dopest DIY stickers from New York and around the world. Stickers as graffiti have become a ubiquitous part of the urban experience. Slapped on to subway stations, pickup trucks, disconnected phone booths and bus stop print ads, stickers have allowed anyone with a sharpie and a shipping label become a full-fledged street artist. “Slap 2″ will celebrate sticker culture by covering the entire gallery in the medium.
Con Artist Collective & Gallery
119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002
Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm
+special edition of Multitask
Multitask is a culture, political movement and retail outlet unlike anything else in New York City. Founders Whatever 21 and MOVES Concept Store perceived a deficit in the city’s regular access to highly curated futuristic streetwear and experimental clothing design. Multitask is the answer.
POWRPLNT is a digital art collaboratory that connects established artists with teens on free interest driven digital art projects, introducing the history, software, and tools of New Media Art.
/// LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ///
HIGH VIBE FEAST BY Mantra Mundana
562 Evergreen Ave, Brooklyn
+ANON Magazine is seeking submissions
ANON Magazine LLC is an online, blog-style magazine, as well as a bi-annual print magazine, that serves as a platform for young creatives to share their work and ideas. This magazine has an intended purpose of inspiring its readers to diverge from the traditional mindset of common style, and strive for bold originality in all areas of life. To maintain confidentiality and to avoid bias, all blogs are written anonymously by either members of our staff, or by submission. Each section contains blogs that are unique to specific yet varying topics, so, take a look around, and don’t be shy! For submissions, email email@example.com
+Sound Art Open Call Opportunity: Unity Delay
Deadline: December 6, 2015
Unity Delay is a standalone audio application designed to allow users to disconnect with any familiar technical relationship between electronic composer and tool. Through intuition and experimentation a new relationship will emerge as the interface reveals its characteristics and the Alchemical symbols begin to take on a systemic yet totally subjective meaning for the user.
Acid Rain and Custom Art Tools are now accepting submissions of sound art works created with Unity Delay. Selected works will be released on a forthcoming digital compilation and featured on Acid Rain as part of the project archive.
Participation is free and open to the public.
-Email or transfer audio files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Include a paragraph about how your audio piece incorporates Unity Delay.
-Include a resume (PDF), contact information and URL link to personal website.
-All submitted audio must be either completely or partially made using the app.
-Submissions may be of any length.
-All submissions will be considered.
Unity Delay is a product of an extensive collaboration between New York based artist and programmer Thomas Martinez, of Custom Art Tools, and New York based interdisciplinary artist Jerstin Crosby, of Acid Rain.