Archive of Paddy Johnson

Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of Art Fag City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in New York Magazine, artreview.com, Art in America, The Daily, Print Magazine, Time Out NY, The Reeler, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and New York Press, and linked to by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Boing-Boing, The New York Observer, Gawker, Design Observer, Make Magazine, The Awl, Artinfo, and we-make-money-not-art. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy is also the art editor at The L Magazine, where she writes a regular column.

Paddy has written 917 article(s) for AFC.

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Joan Jonas to Represent the United States at the 2015 Venice Biennale

by Paddy Johnson on April 17, 2014
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Paul Ha, the director of the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ute Meta Bauer, the director of Singapore’s Center for Contemporary Art at the Nanyang Technological University will curate the exhibition.

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Saatchi Art and Google+ Launched A Stupid Contest for Stupid Software

by Paddy Johnson on April 15, 2014
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First hair GIFs cinemagraphs took the web by storm in 2010. Now “motion photography” is creating new opportunities for makers. According to a press release from the folks at Saatchi Art, Saatchi Gallery and Google+ pimping their “Motion Photography Prize”, “motion photography”, or, “.GIFs”. is an exploding new field. This is news because Google + has added an “auto awesome” feature to their image uploader, which includes a GIFmaker.

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Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Participants Announced

by Paddy Johnson on April 7, 2014
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Get ready for some conversation!

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Changes to the Emerging Art Scene on 27th Street

by Paddy Johnson on April 4, 2014
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Will the Waterfront Building on 27th street continue to be a district for the emerging arts? Real estate prices are rising everywhere in the city, and with the respected Winkleman Gallery moving out of the building after its lease expired this March, we wondered whether this was the beginning of another neighborhood change.

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