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Wow, digital art man, it’s so fresh, like short moving pictures in the Graphics Interchange Format and cyber-self-portraits and the printer that will make a flimsy thing out of plastic just like that. New media, as we well know, is a bottomless cornucopia of originality — a recent auction of some such computer things on Park Avenue proved it.
But wait — net artisans The Verge recently uncovered evidence that nearly two hundred years ago, 19th-century trolls were looping images for naught but the #LOLs. Verge calls them proto-GIFs (what about neo–flip books?), but their actual name is phenakistoscope discs, and you can read about them on Wikipedia. Talk about putting the Trecartin before the horse!
Here are some phenakistoscopes, animated as GIFs, via Dick Balzer on Tumblr:
Saar’s irreverent paintings of dolls from her collection celebrate the catharsis she found in play.
With the opening of the new, $40 million structure in East Williamsburg, it poses the question of its role in the local arts community — one of collaboration or conquest?
Large-scale installations by artist and adobera Joanna Keane Lopez and olfactory-acoustic sculptures by Oswaldo Maciá will be on view starting October 1.
The act of touching allows a deeper sensory understanding for the viewer while simultaneously creating a rebellion against the terms of viewing, the defining terms of the museum and gallery space.
Photographer Fin Serck-Hanssen follows Hedda, a Norwegian in her early 20s, as she travels to undergo cosmetic surgeries and a vaginoplasty.
Over 125 artist studios, galleries, and exhibition spaces open their doors to the public for this year’s Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, taking place from September 30 through October 3.