As a preview to tonight’s #TheSocialGraph exhibition opening at Outpost (6-9pm) check out one of the pieces featured in the show, Space Slave Trade’s “Nuclear Tropics,” (2010) seen below:
The version of the piece included in #TheSocialGraph is “Nuclear Tropics II: Escape from Bikini Peel,” a mixed media print from 2010. Space Slave Trade appropriates digital flourishes like pixelated abstraction, lo-fi .gif sparkles and the visual language of cel-shaded anime to present an exploded narrative of wandering in the expanses of the internet. The ecstatic digital noise is a cracked Baroque that relates as much to 4chan as Ryan Trecartin, taking in J-pop and afro-futurism along for the ride.
Space Slave Trade was banned from Facebook for posting in-progress images that violated the company’s SFW policy. Alienated from the network, the crew struck out on their own with Spaceslavetrade.com (NSFW), a collaborative image board and blog that displays the raw material for future works.
The artists will be remixing Hyperallergic LABS tumblelog over the course of the exhibition. We’ll be announcing that event with a post later next week. Stay tuned!
Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Sadaf Padder presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
I’m a Florida Drag Queen and I’m Scared
I’m truly at a loss for what to do for work and what kind of life I can expect to live.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
An Artist’s Hopeful Vision of the Ocean
Indonesian artist Mulyana crafts a tactile, mystical world in which fish, whales, and coral reefs coexist with sea monsters.
An Introduction to “Afrogallonism”
Serge Attukwei Clottey explores Ghanaian culture and identity through discarded jerrycans and other found materials.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
A Ride With Liz Cohen
Nothing in the artist’s personal biography could predict that she’d one day become a car builder and bikini model.
LA’s Hammer Museum Wants to Be Seen
After two decades of renovations, the museum that calls itself a “well-kept secret” reopens with a mission to be more visible.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
AI-Generated “Dope Francis” Fools the Internet
Many thought the picture of Pope Francis in a puffer jacket, created using Midjourney, was the real deal.
1,400-Year-Old Mural of Two-Faced Man Found in Peru
Historians hypothesize that the Moche paintings could represent artists’ attempts to experiment with portraying movement or narrative.
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Louvre Shutters as Pension Plan Protests Intensify
President Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 has sparked widespread demonstrations across the country.
They Managed to Mess Up an Art Heist Movie
There must be a lesson in Vasilis Katsoupis’s film Inside about the vacuousness of the art market or the claustrophobia of exhibition spaces — I just don’t care.
Having looked at their blog… wow.. thats a hell of a lot of racism, dubious appropriation of sexual content, and co-opting of images and work of brown people.. which might all make sense if there was any explanation at all of who these people are and what this is all supposed to mean.
FUCK MAKING SENSE
To paraphrase the Talking Heads.. Stop making sense. Start making money.
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