Cinq ellipses ouvertes, Felice Varini, via rebel:art
• Chris Hedges on "The Pictures of War You're Not Supposed to See," and a counterpoint to it. Via Conscientious.
• Vancouver Art Gallery expected to be center of anti-Olympics activism next month. Via @groundswellblog.
• Essay: Hans Ulrich Obrist's "Manifestos for the Future"
• Video: Walker Art Center senior registration technician David Bartley shows off his "top five things that have to be identified as art." Among them: Meyer Vaisman's Trash, bits from Fischli & Weiss' "Empty Room" installation, and a Cady Noland piece.
• Audio slideshow: Alec Soth narrates images from his trip to Las Vegas.
• Video: The 1985 International Emmy-winning documentary on painter Francis Bacon, part of the BBC's The South Bank Show.
• Best art story lede: "Having put out the call for vagina–related works to include in an exhibition, New York art dealer Francis Naumann was unprepared for the response. 'I've got vaginas coming out of my wazoo,' he says." Via C-Monster.
• Infographics from the 1930's and beyond.
• Chanel samurai armor by artist Tetsuya Noguchi.
• Yoko Ono's next book, due out in 2015, will be a memoir that will discuss for the first time details of how the Beatles broke up.
• Geek marriage proposal: guy uses a 3-million-candlepower spotlight to trace "Emily, will you marry me?" in light around the city as a rooftop-mounted DSLR camera with the shutter open captures it all.