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Margaux’s Friday Pictures – Mari Eastman, opening at Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver on Aug 24

 

Mari Eastman-Women s college

from the series “Women’s College”

 

 

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Margaux’s Friday Pictures – David Cox, Martin Honert & Ben Schumacher & Carlos Reyes

 

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David Cox

 

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Martin Honert

 

Ben Schumacher & Carlos Reyes

Ben Schumacher & Carlos Reyes

 

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Tea With Chris: The Same Red Event Perpetually

Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Thursday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:

Chris: I want to paste Tricia Lockwood’s poem “Rape Joke” into every anthology there is, with the requisite content warnings, and my gratitude.

Carl: I would like to co-sign Chris’s Tricia Lockwood link. And to further strain your sensitivities, I will add two articles about dying, and how doctors themselves would not accept the terminal “care” they are often required to give their patients: here and here. This isn’t about “culture” the way we usually mean it here, and I hope that for all of you it is untimely. But it also seems like everyone ought to know.

On a funkier note, read Ann Powers, amazing as always on Bruno Mars … and, among other things, Trayvon Martin.

Kenny Goldsmith was on Colbert! Look at Fred Nietzsche’s typewriter. Aw, poor Santa.

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Margaux’s Friday Pictures – Claude Monet, Anna Standish, James Lee Byars, Gwendolen Mary John, Gilbert Spencer & Marc Burckhardt

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Claude Monet / Donne in Giardino, detail / 1866

 

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Poster by Anna Standish / Toronto / 2013

 

 

James Lee Byars

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James Lee Byars / at The Central Pavilion in Venice / 2013

 

 

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Gwendolen Mary John / Chloë Boughton-Leigh / 1904

 

 

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Gilbert Spencer / Descent From the Cross / dated 1915-60

 

 

 

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Marc Burckhardt

 

 

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Tea With Chris: A Dress of Beautiful Skeletal Crystal

Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Thursday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:

Chris: I miss the era when developers would publish a Laurie Anderson conceptual-art video game.

Connor Willumsen stays killing the incredible-full-length-comics-released-for-free-on-Tumblr game.

*shrieking* KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

Carl: First and foremost, read this account by a freelance war correspondent in Syria. It’s an impassioned account of how and why we’re getting perilously close to losing our ability to gather important information about global situations: Most media companies are unwilling to pay what it takes, because their audiences, us, don’t seem to care.

Next, I can’t put this any better than the headline does: “Please Stop Wearing Redface to A Tribe Called Red Shows.” Oh, and please stop wearing redface anywhere else. This kind of absolutely appalling ignorant fashionable-appropriation-trivialization-racism bullshit has been going on for several years, with the would-be-chic wearing headdresses and feathers and “tribal” makeup and holding “fashion powwows” (see Ke$ha among many, many others), but I didn’t think people would actually have the gall to wear it to concerts by actual aboriginal people, obviously thinking they were paying some kind of compliment. Can we take up a collection and buy these kids a clue?

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Here, on the other hand, is something nicer about Ke$ha. I wouldn’t call this stealing, I’d call it a tribute to one of my favourite oddball bands ever. (I don’t have it on hand but she’s been photographed wearing a Residents T-shirt before.) As someone said, if even one Ke$ha fan buys a Residents album as a result, that’d be awesome.

On the appropriation/tribute/collaboration theme, there is a lot to say about Jay-Z’s dance with Marina Abromovich this week, and the developing relationship between hip-hop artists, fine-art-museum and auction culture (which I discuss a bit here) and now performance art (NB also Kanye’s collaborations with Vanessa Beecroft, among others), but time is short. Meanwhile enjoy Jerry Saltz’ s first-hand account of the Jay-Z-meets-the-art-world experience – kind of giddy, but kind of on-point too, because isn’t the central fact that (even in his recent, weaker period) someone like Jay-Z is at the very least as good and vital an artist as any of them?

A sexy-filthy Soviet alphabet.

And because I didn’t post a Tuesday Musics this week … I’m not even 100% sure what kind of music this is, but it makes me feel really good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVc3Z-bG6Eo

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Margaux’s Friday Pictures – Daniela Tieni, Gertrud Goldschmidt, Joshua Abelow, Linnea Strid, Troy Moth, Robert Anderson & Tala Madani

 

Daniela Tieni

Daniela Tieni

 

Gertrud Goldschmidt

Gertrud Goldschmidt

 

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Joshua Abelow

 

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Linnea Strid

 

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Troy Moth

 

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Robert Anderson

 

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Tala Madani

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Tea With Chris: Dystopian, Or Something

Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Thursday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:

Chris: Jordan Sargent flips some Pharrell awards-show ad-lib into a wistful lament for the shrunken public profile of black pop.

“Ten Writers Whose Success You’ll Resent This Year,” by Mallory Ortberg, was the funniest thing I read during this oddly shaped holiday week: “It was dystopian, or something? But not YA. Nobody read it. You refuse to believe anyone actually read it. It was so weird. It was unbelievably short. ‘A slim novel,’ the reviews said. ‘A slim novel of surprising’…deftness or something. Slim novels are always deft, and powerful, like Joss Whedon heroines.”

The Music Critic Pitch Generator. The number of these I might be interested in reading is kind of terrifying.

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