34 AFC Friends Cite Their Favorite Link of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 31, 2011 · 4 comments A Brief History Of

Javier Cambre, Machu Picchu

Christopher Schreck, Contributor, Art Fag City
In Defense of Humor: It's Not Funny Any More // http://badatsports.com/2011/hyperjunk-in-defense-of-humor-%E2%80%93-its-not-funny-anymore/

Nicholas O'Brien had humor on his mind when he offered thoughtful arguments for artists and writers' abandoning ironic distance in favor of wit, empathy, and sincerity. If that sounds embarrassing, be sure to read this piece: he's talking about you.

Steven Stern, Contributor, New York Times dining section, Contributor, Frieze Magazine
Henry's Kitchen: How to Make Henry's Anytime Chili for One // http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFjstQ30RI8

“Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart,” wrote the great Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran. If he had a YouTube cooking show, it probably would have been something like this.

Michelle Vaughan, Artist (website, tumblr)
The Art Pop Primer // http://artlog.com/posts/262-the-art-pop-primer
Hat tip to Nic Rad for coining this important contemporary movement: ‘Art Pop is suspicious even of its own right to exist.’

Pedro Vélez, Art critic 
Javier Cambre, PERU, http://javiercambre.com/section/253149_PERU.html

Culture porn, ruin porn and poetry porn are some of the things Javier Cambre, a 2002 Whitney Biennial alumnus, makes when he travels.


Sean Capone January 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I’m surprised no one thought to include any of Hennessy Youngman’s videos in this list. They were surely among the most liked & re-posted videos of the last year.

Jónó Mí Ló January 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Wow, I’m flattered. thank you for posting about Dior Nights.

Jeff Sisson January 4, 2012 at 12:13 am

Hey Paddy, Why is this list split across six pages?

Paddy Johnson January 4, 2012 at 12:18 am

Because I looked at the amount of scrolling people were going to have to do and it became clear that it would be easier to click through the post than scroll indefinitely. 

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