The unbearable lightness of being

June 15, 2019 7:30 PM

Nothing isn't worthless

In 2011 $10,000 was spent on nothing. Not something that wasn’t worth anything, not something that contained nothing, just nothing. The piece (in the loosest possible sense of the term) was purchased from the Museum of Non-Visible Art, an institution backed in part by the actor James Franco.

The idea behind the museum isn’t actually as aggravating as it sounds: rather than creating a piece of art to say something, they encourage the artist simply saying it to your face.

However, it would seem that the gallery lost its way slightly when it sold a piece called “Thin Air” for $10,000.


June 11, 2019 3:30 PM

Bees are bad to the bone

Bees are bad
They make me so sad
Please leave me alone
Because bees are bad to the bone

Hm. I must have been twelve, secondary school was new, everything was new, admiring autumn leaves falling from an age-old oak tree in a playground so far away from home.


June 5, 2019 2:05 PM

Inexcusable tweets are excusable

Disney has recruited James Gunn anew, to direct the movie Guardians of the Galaxy 3. He was fired because inexcusable old tweets resurfaced containing jokes about paedophilia and rape. Bradley Cooper and Zoe Zaldana, stars in the first two Guardians movies, had expressed their support for Gunn, and so, the Disney bobo’s changed their mind.


May 26, 2019 4:40 PM

Finally we’re taking over the asylum

Now, this is brilliant news, my friends: Beto O’Rourke, serious candidate for the Democrate Presidency nomination, was a member of the punk band Foss.

Wrong start.

We’re finally taking over the asylum, my friends! Our mate Beto O’Rourke, the lead guitarist for the punk band Foss, is running for Presidency. Great - of course, we’ll all vote for him (eat your heart out Zuckerberg). Even more so now we know he was one of the first eighties hackers, carrying the hackers handle (codename) psychedelic warlord, under which he wrote a rather anarchistic inspired treatise about a society without money.


May 26, 2019 4:30 PM

Winged heist

Any film lover or petty criminal will tell you that the best robberies are always an inside job. Whether it’s a crooked guard, a revenge-fueled ex-partner, or, in this case, something a little different, no heist is complete without a man on the inside.

Flashback to the warm fuzzy memory of 1989. Bob Geldof has solved world hunger, your childhood heroes have yet to become morally corrupt monsters, and a young Kurt Cobain is wondering if his life will ever really go anywhere special. It’s the perfect year for the Tate Gallery to show one of Joseph Beuys’ legendary felt suits.

In the same way bands often sell replica guitars from iconic gigs, the charismatic performance artist Joseph Beuys often sold replica felt suits from his iconic performances (although he, of course, claimed this was all part of his art).

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