Jonathan Meese Beats Nazi Salute Charge

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German artist Jonathan Meese ended up beating charges of doing Nazi salutes. In Germany Nazi gestures are banned. Meese was charged with doing a Nazi salute twice at an event called Megalomania in the Art World in Kassel, Germany. Luckily for Meese, one retarded law can be beaten with the law that says works of art are exempt.Continue Reading

Jay Z’s Picasso Baby Performance

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During my 3 year hibernation I was still keeping up with what was happening, but my slothful ways always won out when I would sit down to learn how to move the blog from Blogger to WordPress. During one failed Art News Blog comeback, which was motivated by my falling asleep while browsing art news, I came up with an excellent tagline for ANB: More Art, Less Masturbation!Continue Reading

That Ain’t Shock Art, This is Shock Art! – Alexander Brener

Arts editor Tom from Spoonfed in the UK recently went to a lecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London to hear a talk called “Violence to Endurance: Extreme Curating.”

I’ll let him explain what happened during the lecture..
“Periodically they are interrupted by a 50-year old man with a thick Russian accent saying ‘Bullshit, this is not shocking.’ Then, this man stands up and walks to the front of the room (it’s not far – he’s sitting on the front row). He undoes his belt, drops his trousers and takes a shit into his own hand. He does his trousers and belt up, walks up to the man in the centre of the panel and deposits the shit in his glass. He then sits back down, a slight look of triumph on his face.” Continue Reading

Martin Creed’s Runners + Clever Marketing

ArtReview has put together a video (below) on Martin Creed’s latest creation at the Tate Britain. Creed is the artist that won the Turner prize in 2001 for his “lights going on and off” work where an empty room periodically had the lights turned on and off, which reminds of a Simpsons episode where Homer keeps turning the light switch on and off; lights go on, lights go off, lights go on…Continue Reading

Free Hugs

Something not very related to art, but something that no one can have too much of; FREE HUGS! The hugger is Juan Mann and the music is from the Sick Puppies. Juan Mann (One Man) says “For every person who gets a hug, you see five walk past with a smile on their face.” Continue Reading