Archive of Corinna Kirsch

AFC Senior Editor Corinna Kirsch received her MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she published a thesis on 1960s and 1970s video art. From 2009 - 2010 she worked at the Weisman Art Museum where she curated exhibitions for the drawing and photography galleries. In 2010 she received the C Magazine New Critics Prize. She also contributes to the L Magazine’s blog The Measure.

Corinna has written 481 article(s) for AFC.

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Free Studio Space Does Exist and You Can Apply for It

by Corinna Kirsch on December 19, 2014
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Free studio space. For anyone in the United States. Is it a holiday miracle?

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No Remedies: Coco Fusco on the Ills of Art School

by Corinna Kirsch on December 18, 2014
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“When I hear people like W.A.G.E. group wanting [artists] to get paid, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s nice. But what planet do you live on?’”

Those were some of the contentious words artist and MLK visiting professor at MIT Coco Fusco chose to introduce her hour-long talk at Momenta Art earlier this month. The talk, “Creative Extraction: Why are Art Schools at the Vanguard of Unreasonable Debt Burdens?”, was part of a program offered by Occupy Museums that relates to their exhibition and upcoming conference on The Artist as Debtor. It centered around the idea that higher education is a debt trap. Rather than trying to fix the current labor situation, like W.A.G.E., Fusco believes in addressing the root of the problem: art schools and high MFA costs.

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Artforum Finds Racism at Art Basel Miami Beach

by Corinna Kirsch on December 9, 2014
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“He doesn’t like black people,” said Blanco, just once. “He likes black culture.”

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John Waters Wants You to Give to The Contemporary

by Corinna Kirsch on December 9, 2014
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“Hi, I’m John Waters and I love contemporary art because it causes trouble and makes people insane.”

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5 Takeaways From Yesterday’s “Instagram as an Artistic Medium” Talk

by Corinna Kirsch on December 5, 2014
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1. You have different types of artists.

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Play With History, Help Rhizome Bring Back Chop Suey

by Corinna Kirsch on December 3, 2014
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It’s hard to play the CD-Rom games of our youth. Even some of the most well-known ones have suffered the fate of many commercial releases: here for a season, then gone the next. Wanting them back—it’s not just a matter of needing some keyboard nostalgia; it’s about historicizing gaming.

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