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This Week’s Must See Art Events: New York is Cheaper Than Venice

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on May 4, 2015
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It may be Venice Biennale week over in Italy, but here in New York, there’s no shortage of things to do. Head to DUMBO for a screening of the cult horror classic Ganja & Hess, head to Williamsburg for a show of depressing paintings, and head to Bushwick for a show of artworks by 99 artists, each priced at $9.99. We’re super excited about that Bushwick show given this week’s activities—you can’t even get a stick of chewing gum for under 10 bucks in venice.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Seven on Seven or Sex Terrorists?

by Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch on April 27, 2015
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Plenty of events for vampires and sun-lovers alike!

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Strange Monuments

by The AFC Staff on April 21, 2015
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A laundry list of things happening this week: an outdoor exhibition about nature-kind-of waves goodbye to the ever-receding sublime, a building sorely in need of repair becomes its own cut-up colossus, artworks act like love letters to monuments, and people celebrate places made significant by other people. Last, but certainly not least: Giant. Dollhouse.

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Open Engagement: What Happened Over the Weekend

by Corinna Kirsch on April 20, 2015
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In the world of social practice, artists don’t always know what their colleagues are doing. That’s my first take on Open Engagement (O.E.), an annual conference; this year it ran at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The conference itself surely helps remedy that, since it gathers together all types of S.E.A. (an acronym for socially engaged art used by the conference).

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Day One at Open Engagement: The Food Is Great

by Corinna Kirsch on April 18, 2015
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Highlights, tidbits, and news from Open Engagement in Pittsburgh.

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The AFC 10th Anniversary Benefit in Photos

by The AFC Staff on April 16, 2015
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The Art F City 10th Anniversary benefit in photos.

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The Art F City Guide to Spring Benefits

by Paddy Johnson on April 15, 2015
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Put on your glitter shoes and button up your vests. It’s benefit season, people, which means the gentleman in the room will be in a need of a bow tie or two. Navigating all this can be a bit of a minefield; a bad benefit asks people to donate while forcing them to listen to misguided speeches, whereas a good benefit can make you feel special for contributing. Without going to a few, it’s impossible to know the difference in advance. Well, good news: I happen to have been to quite a few, and can offer several recommendations and thoughts. Each benefit gets rated on a scale of one to four Koons balloon dogs.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: So Many Romantic Loners

by The AFC Staff on April 15, 2015
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This week, the art world plays punk teen-fantasy dress-up: feminist CD-ROMs, soap-opera karaoke, protest discussions, and DIY costumes. Whee!

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The Best of Laurie Anderson (on Youtube)

by Paddy Johnson on April 13, 2015

I dedicated most of last week to watching Laurie Anderson videos on youtube while doing my work. She’s incredible. A few highlights below. No commentary today, unfortunately. I’ve got a world of installation ahead of me.

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