Suggested Reading: The Lowe Down

– Early on Monday, artists installed an illicit bust of Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. The bust was removed by midday but now there is a holographic projection in its place. via Mashable & Gothamist

– “This offers a welcome antidote to the art world’s relentlessly globe-trotting ways, one in which art is made on the run from Miami to Berlin to Hong Kong. Work like Lowe’s is the opposite. It is about observing, learning, considering, and, with the help of others, working to build something new. It is about staying put. The art world could certainly use more of that.” Caroline A. Miranda explains “What Rick Lowe’s MacArthur Grant means for social practice.” via LA Times

– Urban Glass reviews the work of Brooklyn based artist Anne Peabody in More Art’s “Engaging Artists” group exhibition. via Urban Glass

– The centuries old craft of the Afghan rug gets a modern socio-political rebirth in an exhibition called Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). via Hyperallergic

– If you’re able to make it to our nation’s capital, there is a worthwhile retrospective of Elaine de Kooning’s portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery. If not, Tim Keane has reviewed it.  via Hyperallergic

– Time is running out for you to hire Australian artist Casey Jenkins to do just about anything. The deadline is April 10, and all you have to do is suggest an unskilled labor task and pay her. She will perform the job inside of a gallery. The performance is part of her work titled “Body of Work,” which “explores work-related issues including how we value time in terms of money, as well as how our means of working influences our identities.” via Huffington Post

– You can participate in a re-staging of detained Cuban-American artist Tania Bruguera’s “Tatlin’s Whisper #6” (the very same performance that got her detained in Havana) in Times Sq.  #‎YoTambienExijo‬ ‪#‎FreeTaniaBruguera. via Creative Time‬


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