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Announcing the Art F City Goth Opera with Joseph Keckler! A Benefit You’ll Never Forget!

by The AFC Staff on March 21, 2017
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When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $75-$2000
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We are a people in mourning. A dark shadow has been cast from Gotham’s blackest tower, stretching across the land. We lament at its doorstep.

We, the nation’s bloggers, journalists, artists, and critics were some of the first to cry. But our cries went unheeded. Now we must paint our lips in the darkest of hues and adorn our bodies with the garments of bereavement. It is time for our sadness to be made visible.

It is time for a Goth Opera.

In an era when independent journalism couldn’t be more critical, Art F City will throw its first goth opera to benefit this essential work, featuring the rich, versatile 3+ octave voice of Joseph Keckler.  Like a black velvet hood, our event will instill an element of mystery opulence—all in support of independent journalism and the arts in 2017.

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Art F City Announces New Commissions Program to Support Artists/Writers Affected by Trump Policies

by The AFC Staff on January 31, 2017
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These are not good times. None of Donald Trump’s bat-shit crazy ideas should ever see the light of day, much less take the form of executive orders (EO). But here we are, 12 days into his presidency and the chaos is taking root. Trump’s EO on visa bans effects 7 countries, approximately 90,000 people directly and innumerable more indirectly. His tariff plan to pay for a needless wall between the US and Mexico will cost Americans billions. And it’s already costing Mexicans—the peso is at a record low due to increased worries of Trump-led trade war.

None of this is beneficial to the country or the world, so we need to respond. There are many ways to do this, but here at AFC we’ve settled on a fairly direct approach. For the next year, we’re allocating $4,000 of our commissions budget to supporting artists, writers and cultural workers effected by Trump’s policies. If we’re able to raise more money for the program, we’ll increase that number.

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Art F City and NYSRP Present: Taxes for Artists with Accountant Hannah Cole

by The AFC Staff on January 19, 2017
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Art F City and the New York Studio Residency Program (NYSRP) present Taxes for Artists, a talk by accountant and artist Hannah Cole. Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah has a unique vantage point for understanding the financial challenges of freelancers and small creative businesses.

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Art F City’s Strange Genitals Opens Next Thursday at AICAD Seminar Gallery

by The AFC Staff on October 26, 2016
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Announcing the AFC curated show our readers could have predicted.

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The Art F City Fall Fundraiser: Because Mexico Won’t Pay

by The AFC Staff on October 7, 2016
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Trump gave less to his foundation than AFC’s annual programming budget. Let’s show him how it’s done. If our supporters can beat Donald Trump’s own donation of $30,000, before election day, the first 100 donors get a William Powhida Drumpf print!

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AFC’s Guided Bushwick Gallery Tour and Dinner

by The AFC Staff on July 6, 2016
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AFC is pleased to announce a guided tour of Bushwick galleries, followed by dinner and drinks. Your $250 ticket gets you a shuttled to seven Bushwick galleries, followed by a meal, drinks, and discussion at artist haunt Hi Hello. We only have room for 10 guests, so please reserve your tickets early!

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Call for Submissions: We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back; a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces.

by The AFC Staff on June 7, 2016
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Look around the sanitized streets of any contemporary city, and there’s a secret, often subversive history at risk of being forgotten. What’s now the nanny’s room in Brownstone Brooklyn might’ve been a tiny gallery in a riotous punk house. An American Apparel could have once been home to a cooperatively-run storefront space. And undoubtedly, those renovated loft condos once housed artists’ exhibition and studio spaces. Our cities are elephant graveyards of generations’ of artist’s aspirations and hard work made temporarily tangible. We ought to remember the artist-run space.

Art F City is pleased to announce We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back: a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces, a series of zines and e-books documenting the often-forgotten places where art making and viewing once happened. We’ll be releasing editions specific to cities such as New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and beyond, but welcome submissions from anywhere. If you were once a proprietor of a now-defunct artist-run space, or know someone who was, drop us a line. Whether your blood, sweat, and tears are barely dry or have long ago been whitewashed over, we want to hear your story.

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