Wanna See Some Art? The AFC Lottery “Listing Service”

by Art Fag City on January 20, 2006 Events

In a rare display of discretion, AFC has decided not to publish the name of the gallery who appologized this week after having mistaken me for a listing service. I will however take the time out to direct those who are confused about what it is that I do here to the description in the “About Me” section of this blog.

And now for some art.

Rhizome.org Presents…Crap-tops vs. Laptops
January 20, 7 and 9 pm (two separate seatings)
MonkeyTown 58 N. 3rd St. (between Wythe and Kent)
$5 for Rhizome members, 8 for non-members

Finally the ultimate geek challenge has been issued. In a face off between Hi-techies vrs low-techies, who will win this never before seen battle of sound and wit? I rather wish NASA had been an invited participant because I’d really like to see Paper Rad take them on, but I guess I’ll settle for seeing just how much my laptop can do in the hands of an uber dork.

Editor’s Note: There is probably little reason to list this or the Arcangel event that follows it tomorrow since they have been sold out for the last two days. Perhaps those who will find the most use for this listing are the people who are planning on buying tickets at the door. So, let me save these readers a little time by saying not only is the event sold out, but there are more than 50 people on the waiting list.

EAI Presents: Cory Arcangel
January 21, 7:30 and 10 pm (two separate seatings)
MonkeyTown 58 N. 3rd St. (between Wythe and Kent)

In a Best Week Ever for computer geeks at MonkeyTown, Cory Arcangel is slated for a Saturday night presentation. I’m rooting for some discussion of Dooogle, but we’ll see. I may be asking for too much since it is essentially a video screening. Still, you can’t really go wrong with an event that promises cool hacks, witty computer banter, and videos of the almost teenaged Arcangels.

Emotional Landscape
January 18 – March 11
Opening: Wednesday January 18, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn

This show is outside of the usual opening listings since the reception was Wednesday, but it is included because the exhibition looks like it’s going to be great. Emotional Landscape features thirteen artist who use fantasy and memory as subject matter and somehow avoid making overly cliche work. Lisa Sanditz, who recently had a show at CRG which I reviewed, will be included in the show, as well as artists like Anthony Goicolea and Elizabeth Huey.

Seeing Is Believing
January 20 – Febuary 25
Opening: Friday January 20, 6-8 pm
Bronx River Arts Center, 1087 Tremont Avenue, 6-8

Proving that the listing selection process at AFC is incredibly complicated, I intially chose this show for the Wanna See Some Art segment because it shares the name with the New York Public Library’s 1999 exhibition Seeing Is Believing. Not surprisingly the two shows are about completely different things. The library’s same named exhibition was on scientific and medical illustration, and The Bronx River Arts Center is about emerging artists who depict traditional subject matter in “dynamic” ways. Clearly the New York Public Library wins the battle of best use of that title, but this is about as far as this comparison goes given the apples and oranges nature of it all.

As it turns out The Bronx River Arts Center show Seeing is Believing, has two connections to the exhibitions listed today. The curator, Brent Rollins has worked at Rotunda Gallery, (mentioned above), and works in development for the New Museum and Rhizome.org, (who are organizing the Monkeytown event). Although it is a bit of a trek, the exhibition may well be worth the time spent. It includes such artists as Josh Dorman, Nicola López, George Pfau, Zoe Sheehan Saldaña, and Leah Tinari.

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