Bits: Art Smackdown, Drone Speedtrap, Lego Architecture

Speed Enforced by Drones, a guerrilla sign project by Stephen Whisler
•  William Powhida and Jade Townsend's newest collaboration--on view through Sept. 7 at New York's Freight + Volume gallery --illustrates in Boschian detail the various art-world feuds going on today. Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes features an apocalyptic landscape of burning Artnet offices, a ruined Relational Aesthetishop, and a Hennessey Youngman tank. Look for Nato Thompson, a King Robbo graffito, Jerry Saltz, and archers disguised as as Warhol and Picasso. So good.

• During yesterday's Day for Detroit--which included art blogs and museums (including Eyeteeth and the Walker) posting favorite shots of works from the Detroit Institute of Arts' colleciton that could be threatened if the city moves to sell art to settle civic debts--included a guerrilla action: artist Jerry Vile slapped a "for sale" sign on Rodin's The Thinker and other sculptures at the DIA. Staff quickly took it down.

• Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, "comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any single thing you’re supposed to build with it. Instead, the kit is accompanied by a thick, 277-page guidebook filled with architectural concepts and building techniques alongside real world insights from prominent architecture studios from around the globe."

• ArtPrize's Kevin Buist interviews Creative Time's Anne Pasternak.

• Artist Fritz Haeg and author Michael Pollan talk ethical clothing, specialization, folk microbiology, and reviving the domestic.

• And here's a new video on Fritz's yearlong residency at the Walker Art Center. 

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