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This Week’s Must See Events: Plant Consciousness and Tailgating

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball Henry Kaye on June 16, 2014
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Looks like another week of group shows and art fairs, this time involving Art Basel, Switzerland, a little Peter Coffin craziness and a pseudo-Nascar transplant in Bushwick

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The Chashama Gala: A Sea of Suits and Scantily Clad Women

by Paddy Johnson on June 11, 2014
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Forget about the respectful representation of women, halfway intelligent discourse and art. This is about gentrification.

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This Week’s Must See Events: Bad Girls and Chatbots

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 9, 2014
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We’ve entered the season of group shows. Tonight, attend the Chashama Gala and support an organization that has tirelessly worked to provide free and low-cost studios for artists. Friday, check out Bad Girls at Klaus Von Nichtssagend, a contemporary take on the now famed 1990′s touring feminist museum exhibition organized by Marcia Tucker. And Saturday, spend some time at Picture Ray Studio with some of our favorite photo editors at Mossless. Their third issue drops that day.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Hair-braiding, Yodeling, and the Civil War

by Henry Kaye on June 3, 2014
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Welcome to June. After a month of fairs and other high-end events, we’ve got some fresh events to feed your need for quirk.

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AFC’s 2014 Guide to Bushwick Open Studios

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on May 27, 2014
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Let’s be honest; if you’ve been going to Bushwick Open Studios for the last couple of years, you’ve probably got some reservations about the event. By day, it’s a zoo of eateries and portable vintage clothing shops smattered with bits of performance art and artists listless in their studios; by night, it’s an enormous frat party. Slowly, but surely, the BOS listing website is starting to resemble the DUMBO Arts Festival open studios; lots of artists, most of them pursuing art as a hobby.

We know, because we’ve spent the last several days combing the website for studios we think worthy of visiting this weekend, so you don’t have to. Below is a list of studios we recommend. And if you want our unsolicited advice: get the job done as quick as you can, lest you get swallowed by a roaming frat party swarm.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Art About Time, and Bushwick Open Studios

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on May 27, 2014
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Time: a universal topic in art, but especially prominent in this week’s art events. Thinkers Tacita Dean, R. H. Quaytman, John Powers, and Marco Antonini are just a few who will be taking on time as subject matter.

It is also time to start planning for Bushwick Open Studios. This post covers the several Bushwick galleries and satellite fair which will be opening for this week’s massive open studio walk. Coming up next: AFC’s picks for artist studios. Stay tuned!

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Open Engagement Saturday: Focus on Newtown Creek Armada

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 21, 2014
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In the summer of 2012 The Newtown Creek Armada invited people to visit New York’s sewage plant and play with their remote controlled water boats. The plant is located on the Newtown Creek, which was made a superfund site in 2010 due to its extreme pollution levels.

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Bruce High Quality Foundation University Launches New May Classes

by Corinna Kirsch on May 20, 2014
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Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), the city’s only bastion for free and off-the-wall art education, has announced new courses for a two-week session this May. It’s part of the collective’s latest acronym-stretching project BYOU (Bring Your Own University).

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