weekend links: Klonocore, tapestries, fake money

Illustration by Emma Roulette, courtesy of  It’s Nice That.

Illustration by Emma Roulette, courtesy of It’s Nice That.

RIP to Joyce Pensato, whose raw cartoon character paintings transfixed the art world in the aughts, infusing grime and grit into an oft-too-sterilized scene. “I like being messy and I love throwing paint around and fucking it all up,” she told Artforum in 2017. We’re with you. [ArtNews]

Anxiety? In this economy? Linnie Greene connects books about Millennials’ omnipresent anxieties about the economy, the climate, and life in general to a new genre: Klonocore. Along the way she makes witty observations, funny jokes, and book recommendations for your summer reading. [Mel Magazine]

When it comes to artistic mediums, threads are sorely overlooked. Julia Wolkoff takes a look at seven artists who are bringing back the art of the tapestry, and finding success in doing so. [Artsy.net]

Xuan Juliana Wang’s drug of choice is writing, even if it is a boring drug. Her debut collection of short stories is out, and Maggie Lange talks to her about the collection, her writing, and herself. [VICE]

Guggenheim employees have caught the unionization bug, protesting stagnating wages. The art world exists on the shoulders of the many employees who staff museums, curate galleries, and slave away in unpaid positions, hoping for a lucky break. As always, we stand in solidarity. [Hyperallergic]

What do spiders and being a full-time illustrator have in common? Not much, but for Emma Roulette drawing spiders would eventually lead her to finding her passion. [It’s Nice That]

With their new work, Bank Job, artists Daniel Edelstyn and Hilary Powell print fake money to pay off people’s loans, probing the student loan bubble and exposing the various lengths galleries will go to satisfy clients and artists. As Edelstyn and Powell demonstrate, there’s a lot of debt in the art world. [Artnet]

—Nicolas Perez and Sean Redmond