(via New NYC ID Cards Could Come with Free Museum Admission)
New York City may lean on its cultural institutions to encourage adoption of a planned municipal identity card for undocumented New Yorkers, the New York Times reported. A proposal made last week to leaders of city-owned arts organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Museum and Lincoln Center, would see those institutions offer free admission or other perks to cardholders.
(via Revisiting a Master of Found Footage)
A known face at film archives around the world, Austrian filmmaker and architect Gustav Deutsch is one of found footage’s most astute and assiduous artists. Deutsch — who’s currently being featured in a series at the Museum of the Moving Image — ranks among the great filmmakers who work without a camera, a small and for the most part unconnected group that includes Ken Jacobs, Joseph Cornell, Bruce Conner (A Movie), and Vincent Monnikendam (Mother Dao, the Turtlelike).
(via Portrait of Naked Man Ignites Controversy on Streets of New York)
A photograph of a nude male in a downtown Manhattan gallery’s front window has drawn protests from neighborhood parents and schoolteachers requesting its removal. Fully frontal, the young man stares out to the busy street with his genitalia in plain sight, in a large image that is part of Rivington Design Houses’ current exhibition.
(via Art Movements)
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(via ‘The Daily Show’ Pays Homage to Japanese Vagina Artist)
In honor of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashi-ko (“Good-for-nothing girl”), Jon Stewart premiered a new segment on The Daily Show last night: “We May Have Problems, But at Least We’re Not Jailing Artists for 3D Printing Their Vaginas.”
(via Minor White’s Vulnerability)
LOS ANGELES — Minor White’s photographs offer a portrait of a life lived in collaboration with the natural world, other people, and the great beyond. This collection of crisp photographs make up the retrospective Manifestations of the Spirit. It is a carefully staggered catalogue of White’s life’s work, weaving together chronological output with the photographer’s inner spiritual quest.
(via Scaling the Spires of Cambridge with 1930s Urban Explorers)
Back in the 1930s, a group of amateur climbers scaled the centuries-old Gothic stonework and shaky water pipes to reach the spires of the Cambridge colleges. While not the first curious explorers to look at the architecture of a building and see it as a ladder to a new vista, they were some of the first to document their exploits. French artist Thomas Mailaender has compiled these black and white photographs acquired from the Cambridge climbers’ archives into a new publication with British independent publisher the Archive of Modern Conflict.