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 482 article(s) for AFC.

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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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The United Nations Development Programme Fights Ebola With GIFs

by Corinna Kirsch on December 2, 2014
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People like GIFs. People don’t want Ebola.

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Who’s Throwing Art Away? A Visit to Bob and Roberta Smith’s “Art Amnesty”

by Corinna Kirsch on November 26, 2014
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Who wants to throw away their art in public, with a bunch of other people? I don’t really know. I rid myself of sentences all the time (Welcome to my Mac trash bin!) but I wouldn’t announce it.

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Recommended Show: Samara Golden’s “The Flat Side of the Knife”

by Corinna Kirsch on November 25, 2014
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For those of us who chased fairies in our backyards and played with make-believe friends, there’s Samara Golden’s two-story trompe l’oeil installation—it’s one for the dreamers. More specifically, it’s for those who fantasize about a world beyond.

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Sotheby’s Shake Up: Chairman William F. Ruprecht Resigns

by Corinna Kirsch on November 21, 2014
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The rise and fall of Ruprecht’s empire.

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A Blade of Grass Deadline Approaching: $20,000 for Artists

by Corinna Kirsch on November 18, 2014
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Are you an artist or arts collective who has more in common with Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin than Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst? Well, then scroll over to A Blade of Grass and apply for the organization’s annual $20,000 Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art (artists Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin were two of last year’s recipients).

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