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Go for stillspotting but Stay for the Bronx: 10 Great Things to See

This weekend, Oct 13-14, The Guggenheim Museum will be hosting the fifth and final edition in the stillspotting nyc series, stillspotting nyc: bronx.

For this installment, Guggenheim has teamed up with Charlie Todd and Tyler Walker of the prankster pop-up theater troupe Improv Everywhere and audiologist Tina Jupiter, to present Audiogram, a unique 65-minute interactive audio experience and theatrical group hearing test designed for the South Bronx. Participants will don mp3 players pre-loaded with sound compositions designed to heighten awareness of city’s latent audio background and wander around the neighborhood’s Joyce Kilmer Park while being led on a sensory journey through city space.

To make things even more exciting, on Saturday October 13, Hyperallergic has partnered with The Guggenheim Museum to host a stillspotting Bronx Art Adventure! We’ll start the day with the final stillspotting nyc event and continue on an art adventure across New York’s northernmost borough, including a trip to the Marcel Breuer-designed Lehman Gallery and a visit to Arthur Avenue, aka Bronx’s Little Italy, and Emilia’s Restaurant for a traditional Italian dinner (with wine!) to cap off the day.

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3 iPad Apps Recreate the Museum Experience…Almost

MANILA, Philippines — Over the past few months, I’ve watched with envy as stunning museum shows have gone up in my old haunts in Los Angeles and New York. Thankfully, in recent months three museums have released exhibition-related apps for the iPad and iPhone. To see how they stack up, I reviewed three apps (CA Design HD at LACMA, AB EX at MoMA, Cattelan at Guggenheim) in their iPad incarnations. Here are my thoughts.

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Hipsterspotting with MGMT & Cattelan at the Guggenheim

Hyperallergic rocks it in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, so naturally we felt compelled to review MGMT’s performance at the Guggenheim last night. The band, a staple of any Williamsburg playlist, performed in the rotunda of the museum as part of the 2011 Guggenheim International Gala to celebrate Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s blockbuster exhibition, All. The night was a glossy affair with art world insiders and rich board members and their entourages shmoozing and boozing under Cattelan’s epic sculpture web. As soon as I got to the party I had one question: where are all the hipsters at?

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Seeing Through the Crowds at the 2011 Venice Biennale Part II: The Arsenale

The Arsenale and its Corderie (Rope Walk) compose the remainder of the curatorial effort of the Biennale’s director. It is the sprawling nasty sibling of the Padiglione Centrale, and is somewhat of a chore to tackle. The entire layout of the Arsenale this year feels disjointed. On a whole, I felt like there was a dearth of strong work. I believe Curiger had aspirations to move beyond the trends of participatory art and ostentatious work seen everywhere else in Venice and other art fairs.

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Required Reading

This week … insights into Ai Weiwei’s photos, photos of Japan’s gangs, aesthetics of interactive space, William Gibson on cities, fake Guggenheims, superhero costumes, art thefts in Toronto, vintage street art & graffiti spots in New York.