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Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Champion of Art Consumption

by Whitney Kimball on December 2, 2014
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This week, the New Yorker published a 10,000 word resumé spilling even more verbiage about Obrist’s curatorial style of vacuuming information and returning marathonic shows in an on-the-go 24-hour art viewing lifestyle.

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This Bird Looks Like a Ballsack

by Paddy Johnson on November 20, 2014
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When viewed on a cell phone this bird’s throat looks like a ball sack. I know this because I spent the last 15 minutes chuckling about it with the AFC staff after a friend texted me the image. Naturally, we love it.

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Richard Prince Admits to Trolling

by The AFC Staff on November 20, 2014
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“Trolling.”

If you say so.

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Movie Trailer or Ad? On Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie

by Corinna Kirsch on November 5, 2014
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“If you take Maurizio to the dance, be prepared for a crazy dance.”

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Here’s to the Goth of Your Youth

by Whitney Kimball on October 30, 2014

Fuck you, workplace. Joseph Keckler joins the chorus of artists throughout the ages who think you should all go shroud yourselves in vinyl and return to the Goth of your youth. Emerge from the cubicle like the black swan that you are inside.

[Thank-you Marina Galperina]

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More Progress on the Arts Workers’ Front

by Paddy Johnson on October 29, 2014

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We’re glad to see that The Art Handlers Alliance of New York exists. The organization works to secure health benefits, fair wages, job protection for the thousands of handlers working in the city. Tuesday November 4th they will finalize their Bill of Rights at Momenta, which they are encouraging institutions to follow. Additionally, they’re talking about instituting all kinds of services; a legal workshop on the new sick day law, formalizing a job-referral network and hosting quarterly openings showcasing the work of members in the alliance.

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Electric Objects and New York Public Library Announce “Net Artist in Residence”

by Andrew Wagner on August 7, 2014
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Can we expect a future where digital art hangs on the walls of everyone’s homes? Electric Objects, the startup that’s creating a home-computer display system for Internet-based art, called EO1 has been wildly successful. So far they raised a whopping $787,612 on Kickstarter for these digital art screens—their original goal was $25,000. And now, adding to the start up’s momentum, they’re launching a “Net Artist in Residence” program with the New York Public Library (NYPL).

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