1. "The Worst: 11 Terrible Art World Moments of 2015"
Malevich’s “Black Square” revealed as hiding a racist joke2. "Forget 'normcore', with its beige chinos and dull sweatshirts, and say hello to 'chaos magic' and all things spiritual" (article from September)
I pity the hypothetical art-history PhD candidate in the midst of writing a thesis on the Suprematist icon this fall, when researchers discovered that in one version of “Black Square,” the titular geometry is covering up a lame (and plagiarized!) joke — namely, that the shape represents a “battle of negroes in a dark cave.” How to square the painting’s transcendent reputation with this uncomfortable new information, which turns a cornerstone of abstraction into a stupid, and backwards, pun?
3. "baby fish hiding under the bell of a jellyfish and using its stinging threads as protection from circling predators"