RONALD VENTURA"In charge" 2012 Oil on canvas / Huile sur toile 16 x 12 inches / 40,5 x 30,5 cm unique

RONALD VENTURA
"In charge" 2012 
Oil on canvas / Huile sur toile 
16 x 12 inches / 40,5 x 30,5 cm 
unique

@contemporaryadultmusic 2nd ST. between 2nd Ave. and Bowery 

@contemporaryadultmusic 2nd ST. between 2nd Ave. and Bowery 

To coincide with the opening of the 2013 Urs Fischer exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCAtv commissioned director Tara Subkoff to make a short film about LA. The end result,Magic Hour, was written by Tara Subkoff and Tatiana von Furtsentberg, stars Chloe Sevigny and Alexander Yulish, and features music by Lissy Trulie (a lot of New Yorkers for a film about LA, but maybe that makes sense since nobody in LA is really from there anyway). The film looks at isolation versus intimacy, and how Los Angeles reinforces and adds to this stagnation.
 
"People have real friends in New York."

To coincide with the opening of the 2013 Urs Fischer exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCAtv commissioned director Tara Subkoff to make a short film about LA. The end result,Magic Hour, was written by Tara Subkoff and Tatiana von Furtsentberg, stars Chloe Sevigny and Alexander Yulish, and features music by Lissy Trulie (a lot of New Yorkers for a film about LA, but maybe that makes sense since nobody in LA is really from there anyway). The film looks at isolation versus intimacy, and how Los Angeles reinforces and adds to this stagnation.

 

"People have real friends in New York."

Jonathan Hobin is a Canadian photographer whose series In the Playroom features a range of children reenacting some of the most brutal news stories of our generation, from JonBenet Ramsey’s death and the Siegfried and Roy tiger mauling to 9/11 and the threat of nuclear war. At first glance it’s hard to tell if the children in the photos understand the horror they’re conveying or if they’re just having a lot of fun. Regardless,many people have reacted strongly. The photos have been described as sick, pure shock, and tasteless, self-indulgent masturbation. Even the children’s parents have been vilified for their involvement.

If you’re in Canada this week, In the Playroom is coming to Toronto for an exhibition at the Gladstone. I gave Jonathan a call at his home in Ottawa to talk about the criticism he’s received, the way kids absorb the news, how his entire series is a criticism of Western media, and whether or not we’re all giant kids playing adults. Oh, and he was nice enough to give us some photos that have not yet been shown anywhere online. So take a look for yourself.

— vice

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Artist Profile: Crispy T and James Rubio a.k.a Adult Contemporary Music

"I’m often as frustrated at the world as most people are. But I think frustration is hilarious. One of my missions is to bring humor into fine art. It’s sacred."

Wayne White has always been one of my favorite artists and individuals of all time. Beauty is Embarrassing, The Wayne White Story is now streaming on NetflixWatch it. It’ll make you feel good.

Jules: This was Divine Intervention! You know what “divine intervention” is?

Vincent: Yeah, I think so. That means God came down from Heaven and stopped the bullets.

Jules: Yeah, man, that’s what it means. That’s exactly what it means! God came down from Heaven and stopped the bullets.

Cool Hunting interviews DJ Spooky about his residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.