Scientologists have reportedly “infiltrated” Munich’s Haus der Kunst.
Artist-in-Residence Stranded at Sea on Bankrupt Container Ship
An artist residency hosted on a freighter crossing the Pacific Ocean has turned into a bizarre existential art piece in itself.
Town Builds Church Shaped Like Giant High Heel for Women
In Taiwan, there is a church.
Dress Color Controversy Engulfs the Internet
Perhaps it doesn’t take Kim Kardashian’s bare bottom to #BreaktheInternet. An image of a perfectly innocent lace sheath dress has made its way around the internet — no bare bottoms or exposed skin in sight — as its colors have become the subject of heated debate.
Kitsch Alert: Slap Your Face (or Your Partner’s, Pet’s) on an Old Master
Everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday is coming up in one month, which means if you haven’t bought a present for your significant other yet, you’re running out of time. Luckily, we received the best gift idea we’ve ever seen in our inbox this morning: Nobilified.
Dear Elmgreen and Dragset: How About a Sense of Humor?
“Personal vanity” — really? That’s the argument you want to make?
Parents of the Judd-Climbing Kid Speak
Remember the kid who climbed on the Donald Judd sculpture at the Tate Modern? Well, her parents have taken to the London Evening Standard to set the record straight. They want the world to know that their daughter, Sissi Belle, was only on the sculpture for a matter of seconds and meant no harm — and that the nine-year-old is “anti-establishment” anyway.
What NOT to Do with Kids in a Museum
Bushwick gallerist Stephanie Theodore is at the Tate Modern today and spotted this hilarious/sad/incredible/unbelievable (so many mixed emotions) scene of parents allowing their child to use a Donald Judd sculpture as a bunk bed.
Bids for George Zimmerman Painting Near $100,000 on eBay
George Zimmerman is on a roll. First he gets acquitted of murder; then he gets away with domestic violence; then he gets his guns back (all five of them); and now bids for a painting he made are up to $99,966 on eBay. Is there anything this man can’t do?!
No Comment: Claes Oldenburg or Real Life?
According to Gothamist, a New Jersey man “recently decided to take his creativity to a whole new caliber … “
Museum of 40,000 Fakes Shuttered in China
A museum in China has been forced to shut its doors — not because of a lack of visitors or funding, but because word got out that the vast majority of its 40,000-piece collection is fake. Woops.
This North Korean Art Factory Will Build Monuments to Your Leaders
Here’s something you may not have known: there’s a massive art factory in North Korea that makes monuments, sculptures, statues museums, and more for at least a dozen countries around the world. In a fascinating story in Bloomberg Businessweek, writer Caroline Winter lays out the details — or at least those she can gather — of Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang, which takes up 30 acres, employs 4,000 people, 1,000 of them artists, and also includes a soccer stadium, paper mill, sauna, and kindergarten. Why does every story that comes out of North Korea seem somehow more bizarre than the last?