C.A.N. Condensed

October 17th, 2013

The latest piece in Banksy’s month-long stint in New York City appears this time in Brooklyn. The stencil, featuring two ladies adjacent to a bonsai tree, transforms an otherwise ambiguous arch on the street in East Williamsburg into a Japanese bridge.  Hyperallergic In other Banksy news: Did you miss your opportunity to own a Bansky original for as little as $60? You’re not the only one. And what does this say about the relationship between context and the value of contemporary art. NYDailyNews

Owners of the forthcoming West Hollywood nightclub DBA (Doing Business As) can add community art project patrons to their resumes. Inspired by artist Candy Chang, the owners transformed the construction site into a interactive installation dubbed “Before I Die”, which allows the passerby to write in their wishes with chalk in one of the 120 stenciled lines. LATimes
Beginning October 24th, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Michigan will present 9 Artists, a group exhibition featuring the work of Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Renzo Martens, Bjarne Melgaard, Nástio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl, and Danh Vo. The exhibition, a melange of international and multigenerational artists, focuses on the changing role of the artist in contemporary culture and their processes for managing an ever changing, complex and networked world. e-flux
Duane Linklater is the newest recipient of the Sobey Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary art. An Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and currently based in North Bay, Ontario, the artist creates works ranging from video and film installation to performance, and sculptural objects. Linklater, as well as the nominees’, work is on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia until January 5, 2014. e-flux