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The Best Unrepresented Artists of 2015

by The AFC Staff on December 28, 2015
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As 2015 comes to a close, the internet is awash with “top 10” and “best of” lists. But one art world metric of success that’s under-discussed (and nearly-universally sought) is gallery representation. So we’ve asked past and present AFC editors to weigh in on the artists that commercial galleries haven’t snagged exclusive contracts with yet—despite acclaim from critics, museums, and audiences. In the interest of gender parity in the notoriously sexist world of gallery representation, we’re each selecting one male-identified and one female-identified artist.

To that end, here are the best and brightest boys and girls who’ve yet to be drafted

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The Best of the Web, 2015

by The AFC Staff on December 23, 2015
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Millions of years from now, aliens and artificial intelligence will be confounded by the follies, foibles and idiosyncrasies of the human race. Henceforth, the 2015.

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SLIDESHOW: F.A.G. Bar at Artist Run

by The AFC Staff on December 2, 2015
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For those making the fair rounds today, come check out F.A.G. Bar, our installation at Artist-Run at the Ocean Terrace Hotel. (7410 Ocean Terrace, Room 219). We’d love to see you! Our install shots after the jump.

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Art F City Launches Fine Art Gallery at SATELLITE Tonight

by The AFC Staff on December 1, 2015
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Art F City is pleased to announce the debut of Fine Art Gallery at the SATELLITE art show Artist-Run. Located inside a derelict hotel, Fine Art Gallery will transform room 219 into F.A.G. Bar, an installation and homage to shuttered gay dive bars across the country. These closures occur for a myriad of reasons, but increasingly, they are the result of gentrifying forces. F.A.G Bar highlights the work of six artists who make work that either specifically addresses these concerns, or would simply find a good home in one of these spaces. These artists include: Edie Fake, John Criscitello, Matthew Leifheit, Macon Reed, Rachel Stern, and Wickerham & Lomax.

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Announcing Double Crossing Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Museum

by The AFC Staff on November 9, 2015
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The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a follow up to our landmark survey, “Crossing Brooklyn,” with a new show featuring works by over forty-five artists who live and/or work in Brooklyn. “Double Crossing Brooklyn: 6th Annual Real Estate Summit,” on view Tuesday November 17th featuring practices that span what Johanna Drucker has called “complicit aesthetics’ to Julia Bryan-Wilson’s identification of “Occupational Realism” the artists in the exhibition operate in the field of real estate that seek to erase boundaries between art and Capitalism. While most of the exhibition will take place in the museum’s galleries, there will also be counter programming off-site in the streets and public spaces of the Brooklyn Museum.

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Announcing Art F City’s Fall Fundraiser: Join the Resistance!

by The AFC Staff on October 7, 2015

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The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived: the revolution has begun. There’s hope on the horizon for independent voices, artist-run spaces, and emerging artists. Corrupt institutions, the forces of art-world-evil, and counter-revolutionary art press face a new challenge to their regime: our Fall Fundraiser is live.

Help us liberate you.

Donate on our Indiegogo page and receive fabulous thank-you gifts: Matthew Barney Lip Balm, studio visits, limited-edition artwork, and much more!

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Donate Early to the AFC Fall Fundraiser for Independence

by The AFC Staff on September 14, 2015
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THE YEAR: 2015. Museum funding is dominated by oil companies and rapists. Commercial galleries are overrun by unwashed hordes of celebrity-driven exhibitions, and universities are giving out honorary doctorates to these same people. Rampant gentrification has caused artist-run galleries to Escape From New York.

But on the road toward this dystopian future, there is hope. October 6th, we launch the resistance: The Art F City Fall Fundraiser for Independence. Today, we ask for your early support. Your donations help us get this party started!

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Stay in New York Now on YouTube

by The AFC Staff on July 14, 2015
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Those who live outside the city or weren’t able to make it into Queens for our affordable workspace conference held June 27 at the Queens Museum can now watch the panels as if they were there. Our livestream has been archived forever in the annals of YouTube!

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