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 1111 article(s) for AFC.

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The Art F City Insider’s Guide to the Art Fairs

by Paddy Johnson on May 12, 2015
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Let’s recap last year’s Frieze Week: It sucked. There was almost no remarkable art at Frieze, leaving NADA as the main fair. NADA was good, but still—one fair worth talking in a field just shy of dozen is nothing to write home about.

This year, we have reason to believe the week will be much better.

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The Dot Meme Mutates at Zwirner

by Paddy Johnson on May 11, 2015
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Be afraid.

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The Terror and Thrill of Potential at Rhizome’s Seven on Seven

by Paddy Johnson on May 6, 2015
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A report on Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference. More ambitious than ever. Results still a total gamble. Amazing.

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Project Projects Wins Cooper Hewitt’s 2015 National Design Award

by Paddy Johnson on May 5, 2015
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Big news for the art and design world: Project Projects has won the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design. The award is the nation’s highest honor for design.

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A Few Brief Thoughts on The Met Gala Memes

by Paddy Johnson on May 5, 2015
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The memes of Rihanna’s yellow dress this year were so weird they’re worth at least a little reflection.

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