I'm guessing that's a Carsten Höller slide. And if it's not, it still does the trick of making visitors (even those in-the-art-know) wonder to themselves "is that a Carsten Höller slide?", which is, in my book, victory enough.
Happy Weekend, dear readers. For those of you in Washington D.C., be sure to check out the (e)merge fair! S&M will be there all weekend presenting work by Conor Backman. SHOUT OUT to the Washington City Paper for their nice write-up of Conor's work there.
Kid Millions is on tour. Read about it here. We're so pumped we just bought our tickets! Check out some of his friends joining him for the May 15th performance below!
May 15 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge (RELEASE SHOW)
w/Colin Langenus Orchestra, Nymph; f/ Greg Fox (Guardien Alien, ex-Liturgy), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Shahin Motia (Ex Models, Oneida), Richard Hoffman (Sightings), Sarah Richardson (Creeping Nobodies), Bryan Devendorf (The National) and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs).
Upon a casual springtime stroll through Chelsea today I made a stop in the Leila Heller Gallery, which caused both confusion and awe as I realized that I was gazing upon a mass amount of delicately placed buttons, beads and pins.
These pieces are sure to make button collectors jealous.
Dorm Daze, as described by Hyperallergic, is a Facebook project: "London/LA-based artist Ed Fornieles created a world within Facebook of 35 characters who acted out a fictitious three months of college, with a series of dramas, like a college basketball star and math geek involved in a drug ring and the unrequited love of two fraternity guys. In the “trailer” for the project, a Gossip Girl-like character narrates the highlights of the three-month intervention. The piece clearly blurs boundaries between how we perform a persona on social media and how actors create personas on stage." Read more about it here.
Over the years we've been given one or two works of art that have hung on our office walls. It's time for us to give these little works some bigger and better exposure. So we have submitted these works on the artists' behalf to the exhibition.
Bored with Bottino? Subway sandwiches aren't your thing? Randwich might be the answer to your prayers. Now, if only west Chelsea can get its own outpost of Williamsburg fave Raddish. There's a shocking lack of kale in this zip code.
Hey interwebs, today we're SHOUTING OUT to our readers. This is a reminder that if you mention The Pit, or mention to us that you read the blog, we'll return the favor by SHOUTING OUT to you.
SHOUT OUT to Rachel Hegburg! Thanks for reading the blog. Glad you liked the post about Damien Hirst's Spot Challenge.
SHOUT OUT to Mark Mulroney for being an avid reader of The Pit. And, per your request, I'll try to include more shark news in these cold, winter months. There's nothing better than shark news to lift one's spirit out of the winter doldrums.
To satisfy the need for more shark references, and to certify that Damien Hirst is a tool, I'd like to propose the following Friday Fun Day theme: