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Announcing International “Draw Jesus Day” on Dec 26!

We’re classy, so in response to the GOP’s attack on David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire In My Belly” video, we want to go head to head with the fascists in the American right-wing political establishment and announce that their irrational frenzy has encouraged us to announce the “International Draw Jesus Day” event. Hyperallergic readers and fans can submit their own drawing of Jesus for publication on this blogazine on December 26th! [THIS IS NOT A SPOOF BUT IT IS FUNNY]

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Hyperallergic T-Shirts Now Available

Remember that little contest we had back in October to determine which design would be chosen for Hyperallergic’s very first t-shirt? Well, Duncan Alexander’s “T-shirts are the new galleries” took first prize, and now it’s for sale! The t-shirt, made out of a comfy 100% cotton (I can attest, I’m wearing one now), features Alexander’s slogan in our signature Hyperallergic font, and is made for those self-deprecating situations when a snarky dig at the contemporary art world is just what you need.

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This Sat, #TheSocialGraph Closing Bash & Sound of Art Listening Party!

This Saturday, November 27, we’re wrapping up the exhibition portion of #TheSocialGraph with a listening party for Paddy Johnson’s “Sound of Art” vinyl. The festivities will take place 6-9pm.

Yes, you may have been to the Sound of Art launch party, bought the t-shirts, even won the Candyass football (oh wait, that was just me, nevermind) but did anyone actually listen to the damn thing? Well, we’re going to change all that this Saturday night! BONUS: party starts at 6pm and Man Bartlett’s “#24hKith” (2010) performance ends at 7pm, so you’ll get to watch the conclusion of one of his signature 24h performances with fellow art lovers before enjoying the beats.

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Punch Me Panda by Nate Hill Starts Today

Starting today, artist Nate Hill will be performing his newest piece, “Punch Me Panda” (2010) at #TheSocialGraph. If you are in Brooklyn, you can text (347-742-2293) or tweet Hill (@natexhill) to come to your home, where you can punch him for one penny. This is the first-time the artist has performed in the context of a gallery show and a rare opportunity to see “Punch Me Panda” in his natural habitat.

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Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s The YouTube: Archive & Anarchy

Starting Wednesday, Brooklyn blogger and curator Brent Burket will be curating a three-day YouTube retrospective that mines the insanity of the online video juggernaut to find gems and germs that are sometimes painful to watch but always entertaining. His mission was to present an array of short videos that would give us a taste of the art world there and wait till you see what he has discovered.

Paul Virilio has written extensively about how advances in technology have changed our relationship to time and space. YouTube has been supremely guilty of that crime, AND it’s allowed us to hit repeat it when necessary. Um, awesome …

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3-Day Bushwick Art Weekend

There’s no excuse not to come out to New York’s greatest up-and-coming arts neighborhood this weekend. Not only is our own #TheSocialGraph show opening this Friday night (6-9p) at Outpost, but emerging gallery Famous Accountants will be hosting a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Ohanesian as well.

This two-for-one deal, plus upcoming events at the Outpost space and Beta Space’s Sunday art extravaganza are an all-encompassing opportunity to catch up on the contemporary art world you’ve been reading about. Continue on below for a comprehensive schedule that will guide you through the best weekend in Bushwick arts’ recent history, from Friday night through Monday morning.

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We’re One Year Old!

Last Thursday, marked the first anniversary of Hyperallergic and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our inaugural year.

When Veken and I started Hyperallergic we planned for it to be a venue for insightful, funny, and relevant writing about art that we wanted to read and look at, while remaining critical and engaged. One year later, we’re excited by how things have developed and grown. Along the way we’ve learned a great deal and we continue to discover how to engage the online art community in new and exciting ways.

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Join Us This Friday for Live Podcast Taping of “Mainstreaming Art” [UPDATED]

This Friday, we will be taping our second installment of the Hyperallergic TV podcast, Reactor, and we’re inviting our readers to attend as a live studio audience. Our confirmed guests for the podcast are artist William Powhida (who will act as moderator), Time Out New Yorkart critic Howard Halle, Art Fag City’s Paddy Johnson, and artist Nate Hill. UPDATED: Artist/Work of Art contestant Trong Gia Nguyen will also be joining us as a featured guest.