Archive of Paddy Johnson

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We Went to the New Museum: Camille Henrot

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on June 18, 2014
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We talk about Camille Henrot’s show “The Restless Earth”, which includes her video “Grosse Fatigue,” which won her the silver lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The award was justified.

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Bushwick Open Studios: What’s on the Street

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on June 3, 2014
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A tour through the Bushwick street fair portion of BOS.

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AFC’s 2014 Guide to Bushwick Open Studios

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on May 27, 2014
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Let’s be honest; if you’ve been going to Bushwick Open Studios for the last couple of years, you’ve probably got some reservations about the event. By day, it’s a zoo of eateries and portable vintage clothing shops smattered with bits of performance art and artists listless in their studios; by night, it’s an enormous frat party. Slowly, but surely, the BOS listing website is starting to resemble the DUMBO Arts Festival open studios; lots of artists, most of them pursuing art as a hobby.

We know, because we’ve spent the last several days combing the website for studios we think worthy of visiting this weekend, so you don’t have to. Below is a list of studios we recommend. And if you want our unsolicited advice: get the job done as quick as you can, lest you get swallowed by a roaming frat party swarm.

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We Went to North Carolina: Jennifer Meanley at SECCA and Nancy Rubins at The Weatherspoon

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on May 14, 2014
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In which we discuss Jennifer Meanley at SECCA and Nancy Rubins at The Weatherspoon.

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We Went to Elsewhere, an Artist Residency in a Three-Story Thrift Shop

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on May 14, 2014
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What’s on view: Dollnados, shirt canopies, shoe canopies, ballgown rooms, party rooms, freaky war rooms, hollowed-out TVs, fabric caves, alternative economies, karaoke nights, bouncy ball instruments…et cetera.

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