Like most art writers and enthusiasts, I rolled my eyes when I first heard about Damien Hirst’s spotted global Gagosian invasion. Then I started thinking maybe the artist’s real artistic strength comes from his unquestionable power to piss people off.
We had a great turn out last night for the opening of Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ. Over a hundred people came through to take a look at the 120+ submissions from around the world.
Art Fag City associate editor Will Brand responded to my review of curator Lindsay Howard’s Speed Show Awareness of Everything on Facebook, and the conversation quickly turned to the intricacies and etiquette involved in exhibiting internet art.
This weekend’s Required Reading brings us up to speed on the situation of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, plus catches up on some of the things we missed while breaking the news, from movies demystifying the myth of the artist to video games histories and questions of morality and happiness.