Archive of Whitney Kimball

Whitney Kimball is a New York-based writer and artist. She began writing for Art Fag City soon after earning a degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She now contributes regularly to the L Magazine and the New American Paintings blog.

Whitney has written 431 article(s) for AFC.

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A New Generation of Art for a New Generation of HIV

by Whitney Kimball on December 18, 2014
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“Every day is International AIDS Day,” AA Bronson tweeted during a recent week of AIDS-related memorial and art events. Depending on the reader, the tweet could be interpreted as a show of solidarity, or a dig at the nature of tragedy memorials. Typically these things do less to “remind” us of the event, than they do bend into a shape prescribed by an organization.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Last Chance Retrospectives and Holiday Parties

by Whitney Kimball on December 15, 2014
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The art world has mostly checked out for the holidays, and so have we. Time for holiday parties!

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Recommended Show: Killer Heels

by Whitney Kimball on December 11, 2014
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A history of civilization, in high heels.

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Recommended Show: Judith Scott at the Brooklyn Museum

by Whitney Kimball on December 10, 2014
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Free from the burdens of art history and its criticisms, the sculptures show at a base level what artmaking fills for a person. What’s life like without irony or calculation? For an art critic, that’s a mystery, one that makes this body of work a crucial point of reference.

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Go Ahead, Order That Zeppelin: Steampunk Hipsters Are Getting Condos

by Whitney Kimball on December 9, 2014
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Finally, today’s steampunks get a condo to fill their needs.

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[Updated] Artists Face Losing Their Studios in Industry City, Again

by Whitney Kimball on December 8, 2014
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“Everybody’s going to have to work in their basement,” artist and Hunter College professor Benjamin King concluded over the phone this morning. King is just one of many artists facing the prospect of leaving his studio, after being hit with a massive year-end hidden fee for his studio in Sunset Park’s Industry City warehouses.

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