Bits: 06.21.10

Graffiti by Homer in Kiev via Rebel Art

• Despite the efforts of righting hardliners, The Cove, an Oscar-winning hidden-camera documentary about dolphin hunting in Japan, will screen at six theaters starting July 3, with 16 more venues to be added later. Here's the trailer.

• Via Unbeige, news that the new Transformers movie will be filmed at the Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum.

"I M Pi" graffiti.

• Bad at Sports interviews artist Mark Dion.

• RIP Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese writer Jose Saramago and Sudanese activist and former NBA player Manute Bol.

• Graffiti du jour: Posterchild has been doing "Indian Head" stencils, based on the iconic old TV test pattern.

• Minneapolis exhibition: Ordinarily Here, a group show featuring artist Jenny Jenkins' embroidered gang tags, at the Weisman through Oct. 10. [Review]

• Buffalo exhibition: The Art of War, featuring Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, Martha Rosler and others who address "global conflict through conceptual art," at CEPA Gallery through Aug. 22. Buffalo Rising offers a preview.

• Ridgefield (Conn.) exhibition: Fritz Haeg: Something for Everyone, which aims to reconnect "people with people, and people with plants and animals," Jun. 27, 2010–Jan. 2, 2011, at The Aldrich. More info here.

• Via GOOD, a PSA for Ghost Bikes.

• At the International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco, officials weighing whether to lift a 24-year whaling ban hear evidence that whales and dolphins "can feel and suffer as humans do."

• As BP CEO Tony Hayward spent the weekend at an elite yacht race in England, the AP reports that the company has paid fewer than 12 percent of claims filed by victims of the BP oil spill.

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