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Facebook Censors a Bushwick Gallery Over Artist’s Toilet-Squatting Stunt

(Image courtesy of Lisa Levy / Christopher Stout Gallery)

(Image courtesy of Lisa Levy / Christopher Stout Gallery)

For the second time since his eponymous Bushwick gallery opened, Christopher Stout logged onto Facebook to find that his account had been frozen. The gallerist, whose interest lies in “subversive art,” had posted an image of Lisa Levy, who plans to sit naked on top of a toilet for two straight days in order to call out “the bullshit trendy art dialogue” that she says is plaguing the art world. The image shows the long-haired artist sitting sideways, naked. “You can see her top, but you can’t see her bottom,” Stout said. “It’s just such a crazy, conservative kind of standard.”

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Will This Bushwicker’s Sharing App, Kite, Become ‘Instagram For News’?

Trond Werner Hansen. (Photo: Sam Gillette)

Trond Werner Hansen. (Photo: Sam Gillette)

Sure, Facebook is launching Instant Articles, and Apple News is also on the way — but a Bushwick resident is hoping the app he just launched at Northside Festival will be the future of news consumption.

“The big boys want to host your content and we don’t think that’s right,” said Trond Werner Hansen at the launch of Kite yesterday. The free iOS app allows you to share articles without the interference of algorithms and to view articles shared by those you follow without the clutter of sponsored content. In short, it’s “Instagram for news,” said Hansen.

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