April 17, 2013
Ron Mueck, Couple Under an Umbrella, 2013

Ron Mueck, Couple Under an Umbrella, 2013

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June 16, 2012

Someone told me that they’d heard artist Lawrence Weiner at the exposition saying “I’m still looking for something that changes my world.” I could have told Weiner that not ten feet from his own pretty good Documenta contribution, in the rotunda of the Fridericianum, nine stone figures made in Afghanistan around 4,500 years ago were the most powerful forms in the entire show. They blew me away with their loving attentive masterful detail, scale, feel for material, line, shape, density, body-language, nobility, and individuality. These figures altered my internal world forever and are now permanently installed in my inner-museum, reverberating with all the other objects there. But I didn’t tell Weiner, because I’m sort of afraid of his intelligence, and of the way he always has a coat draped over his shoulders like it’s a cape.

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May 8, 2012
Kris Kuksi, Portrait of a Neo-Roman Empress, 2011 
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Kris Kuksi, Portrait of a Neo-Roman Empress, 2011 

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April 25, 2012

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November 27, 2011
Josephine Meckseper The Complete History of Postcontemporary Art 2005

Josephine Meckseper 
The Complete History of Postcontemporary Art 
2005

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November 6, 2011

Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari

Toilet Paper

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October 26, 2011

Maurizio Cattelan

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September 26, 2011
“We don’t touch money.”

“Everyone is frightened of copyright. Ubuweb simply acts like copyright doesn’t exist: we just ignore it. Everything on Ubu is free. We don’t touch money. The site is run by students and volunteers, and our server space and bandwidth is donated by universities. Ubu has discovered an economic gray zone by hosting out-of-print and hard-to-find items that aren’t valuable, economically speaking. It’s mostly artists’ ephemera and although it might not be worth a lot of money, intellectually and historically it’s priceless. The only value of the avant-garde is artistic and political.”

Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of UbuWeb

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August 31, 2011
Charlie White, Getting Lindsay Linton, 2001

Charlie White, Getting Lindsay Linton, 2001

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August 31, 2011
Charlie White, The Persuaders, 2003

Charlie White, The Persuaders, 2003

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August 19, 2011

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August 18, 2011
Manuel Palou, 5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte, 2011
5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte is a sculpture consisting of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files. A full list of the files with clickable download links can be found here.
(Rhizome, via deleteyourself)

Manuel Palou, 5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte, 2011

5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte is a sculpture consisting of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files. A full list of the files with clickable download links can be found here.

(Rhizome, via deleteyourself)

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July 29, 2011

HOIST by Matthew Barney

Part of the Destricted series, 2006

'Hoist' describes the encounter between the two central characters of the film; the so-called ‘Green Man’ and a fifty-ton deforestation Caterpillar truck under which he is suspended. Following the three acts of traditional film narrative, it is structured according to the three phases of description, situation and condition. 

While the initial two phases relate to the definition of ‘Hoist’ as an “an apparatus or method for lifting a load and shifting it laterally by an elevating means applied through a support from which a flexible member freely suspends a load engager,” the third or final condition of the film suggests the imperfect consummation of the human and the mechanistic.

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July 14, 2011
Jake & Dinos Chapman: Jake or Dinos Chapman

Jake & Dinos Chapman: Jake or Dinos Chapman

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July 14, 2011
Jake & Dinos Chapman: Jake or Dinos Chapman

Jake & Dinos Chapman: Jake or Dinos Chapman

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