I’ve organized a little online show for the folks behind the Add-Art Firefox plug-in that riffs on advertising and selling out. For the purpose of this digital gathering, I’ve teamed up with eight brand name vandals — Stikman, Skewville, infinity, Hargo, eko, Celso, Cake and Abe Lincoln Jr. - to replace all of those annoying web ads with something waaaay artier and entertaining. (Haven’t heard of the plug-in? You can read all about it here and download it here.)
In this post, find examples of each of the artists’ “campaigns.” To see the complete series of pieces that each artist created (along with an explanatory write-up of the show), visit Add-Art.org.
Special thanks to Hana Newman for pulling this together.
Cash for your Warhol, by Hargo. From an upcoming exhibit at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass. (Image courtesy of Cash for Your Warhol.)
Happy Birf-day to my boo.
- Pee and poo. (Brainwaves Toys via ackackack.)
- Note to Self: Must start tour company dedicated to visiting the key sites of Colombian narchitecture.
- Highly fascinating post by Ed Winkleman on how art ages.
- A profile of Hans Obrist, celebrity curator. (Art Fag City.)
- Tyler Green isn’t sure about the Hirshhorn’s proposed #bulbousmembrane.
- Jen Graves Art Basel write-ups are badass…in one and two parts.
- Writer says that writing about an actor visiting a museum is déclassé. Then writes 250 words about it. Awesome.
- It’s amazing how something as simple as cake can by hyper-intellectualized. Though I gotta say, I woulda so loved to have eaten a slice of that Mies Barcelona couch.
- Cuban television sets.
- Microbe art. Love the bioluminescent bacteria. (Arts Journal.)
- Photo Essay: Three days in California.
- The Day in Art Merch: Kehinde Wiley soccer cleats. Plus: A Yayoi Kusama puzzle.
- The Best New Blogs of 2009, according to the Bygone Bureau.
- Today’s Street Art: A leaf installation by SpY in Madrid.
- Coulda used biscotti: Ai Wei Wei fills the pools at Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona pavilion with milk and coffee.
- Don’t call Frank Gehry a starchitect. Seriously. Plus: he defends Prince Charles. Sorta. (Hrag Vartanian.)
- Five things you don’t know about La Zaha. Plus: preview photos of her MAXXI pad in Rome and how her buildings resemble snack foods. (The Funyuns reference is inspired.) Last but not least: a design schematic of her Eli Broad museum in Michigan, which has gotten the go-ahead.
- More End-of-Year Top 10: Christopher Hawthorne’s top architecture moments for ’09. Digging that Annenberg community beach house.
- A look behind the knock-offs: The rise and fall of Design Within Reach. Interesting story.
- Spilled milk Hasta las narices.