conversations in contemporary art

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In honor of pride month, the work of: Barton Lidice Beneš, Lethal Weapons (filled with artists’ own hiv+ blood), 1992.

Beneš was a first-generation veteran of the AIDS crisis and chronicled his own HIV+ status in Lethal Weapons, a series of works created with his own blood. This exhibit toured Europe in the 1990s and traveled to Lund, Sweden, where authorities intervened and demeaned installation be heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit in a hospital oven to make it “safe” for public viewing. These provocative pieces confront HIV/AIDS head-on, blending political activism, visual poetry and a wicked sense of humor, forcing viewers to face their fears of death and transmission. His work continues to serve as a symbol of resistance, engaging a new generation in the evolving conversation about art and AIDS.

Wrong Number, Right Call (part 2)

Part 1

Fandom: BIGBANG/ Choi Seung Hyun x Reader

Synopsis: Texting leads to phone calls and feelings…

Warnings: There’s a little talk about nightmares and depression in this chapter. Nothing too in detail, though.

Author’s Note: Continuation of the Tabi fluff! <3 Although things get a little more “real” in this chapter. There’s feels & stuff… lol

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. This story contains fictional representations of real people. None of the events are true. This is from an American standpoint, so some of the situations may not happen the same way they might in Korea. I make no money from the writing of this fictional work.

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Seung Hyun didn’t text that night. But the night after, at three in the morning, you received a message…

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carrie_rachel : So excited to announce the North American dates for my book tour. In each city I will be in conversation with a special guest. Details on that below. We aren’t allowed to announce the Portland guest but there is one. And she’s amazing. Hope to see you at one of these events. You’ll fine a link to the ticket info in my Instagram bio. ❤️
BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 27
WORD Bookstore at Saint Vitus Bar
In conversation with Questlove
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28
Barnes & Noble Union Square
In conversation with Gaby Hoffman
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 29
Philadelphia Free Library at The Merriam Theater
In conversation with Aidy Bryant
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 30
Pitchfork at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
In conversation with Jessica Hopper
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 1
BookPeople at Central Presbyterian Church
In conversation with Liz Lambert
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 3
Vroman’s Bookstore at Pasadena Presbyterian
In conversation with Amy Poehler
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 4
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
In conversation with Dave Eggers
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 5
Powell’s Books at The Newmark Theatre
In conversation with TK
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 6
Elliott Bay Book Company at The Neptune Theater
In conversation with Maria Semple
MONTREAL, CANADA - NOVEMBER 16
Drawn & Quarterly at The Rialto Theatre
In conversation with Jessica Hopper
TORONTO, CANADA - NOVEMBER 17
Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon
In conversation with Johanna Schneller.

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A conversation with CleverBot about Post-internet art.

CleverBot

is a website program which its “AI learns from people, in context, and imitates.” able to simulate conversations, I was interested in what could be said in relation to topics I am interested in. 

The image below is a method of finding happiness online.

I will tell you all about it since you’ve asked. Only until I see your eyes glaze over into outer space and realize that you really don’t give a fuck at all. I will then stop mid sentence and walk on out of that dead space just to save both of our time and energy. It will directly be followed by incredible confusion as to why that question was brought up in the first place.

Oh, and this –

nvm.

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