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A new red flag popped up on the online dating scene, so prepare to swipe left! The Brooklyn Museum’s KAWS exhibition was honored as the #1 site for bad Tinder dates in New York, edging out fierce competition from Port Authority, the Trump Tower Bar & Grill, and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
“At least at the hospital, you can maybe get the COVID vaccine,” said Althea Jenkins after she agreed to go to the KAWS exhibition for a Tinder date with junior hedge fund manager Victor “Vic” Charvino. “He basically just talked about his job the whole time.”
“It was a panty-drying experience from the jump,” said Melissa Carmody of her date at the KAWS exhibit with tech bro Brian Brianson. “He explained every piece of art to me. I told him art is subjective, and he said, ‘No, it’s sculpture, I’m pretty sure.’”
Brianson, who spent the afternoon taking selfies in front of KAWS’s unaccountably popular artwork, had a different take on the afternoon.
“Chicks love art,” he said. “It’s a cool way to show them you are into culture and stuff.”
“I feel like this work is about love, friendship, loneliness, and alienation,” said Roland Thrimble Jr., visibly reading from the wall text during an interview with Hyperallergic as he waited in the lobby for a first Tinder date with Michaela Frelingham, who he described as “at least an eight.”
“But it’s also worth a lot of money, so you know it’s good.”
“It’s a real honor to be named,” said a representative from the Brooklyn Museum, “and a true validation of our mission to bring the donors — er, the viewers, the art viewers — what they want.” She then excused herself, as she was running late to meet a Tinder date at the Met.
The University of Virginia researchers wrote that the data “provides compelling evidence that these symbols are associated with hate.”
We are waiting for spectacle and when the quotidian, yet incongruous actions occur I wonder whether there is any real payoff coming.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
Tanega’s approach to mark-making comes across as stream of consciousness, as if she’s engaged in a conversation with herself.
Starting Monday, readers can borrow one of 50 rare and out-of-print titles, mailed to them completely free of charge, from Saint Heron Library.
EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
This is Yuskavage’s great gift, turning upside down our settled ways of thinking and seeing and, with ease, transforming the vulgar and ridiculous into the sublime.
51 international publishers and galleries showcase their latest editions in prints and artists’ books at this free public fair, which is fully online this year.
While hardly about the pandemic, or any of the other crises so afflicting us, all are invoked in this exhibition, which is also often tender and profoundly soulful.
These glowing, dynamic artworks reproduce something of Bosch’s chaotic energy, but on an immersive, multi-sensory scale.
This week, addressing a transphobic comedy special on Netflix, the story behind KKK hoods, cultural identity fraud, an anti-Semitic take on modern art, and more.