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How Long Until the Lower East Side Turns Into 1980s Soho?

by Corinna Kirsch on February 4, 2015
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According to LES dealers, brokers, restauranteurs, and residents.

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The Digital Art World’s (Secret) Feminism

by Corinna Kirsch on October 4, 2013
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The major issues facing feminism and digital art go far beyond a numbers game. Seeking a male-female ratio in exhibitions is just one part of an overarching discussion that’s centered around how to present femininity within digital art and how to carve out a space online and IRL, in-print and on blogs, about feminism’s future. In an attempt to move the conversation off Facebook, I surveyed dozens of young artists, curators, and writers who’re actively engaged with the digital art world, and asked them about the major issues facing feminism in the digital art world today. From private Facebook groups to list-servs, there’s plenty of talk about feminism and digital art online, but you might not know about it; you’d have to be privy to these virtual salons.

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The Artists’ Guide to the 2013 New York City Mayoral Race

by Whitney Kimball on August 30, 2013
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The New York City mayoral candidates have been busy staking out their territories; we’ve got the teachers’ and firefighters’ candidate (Bill Thompson), the teamsters’ candidate (Christine Quinn), the health care workers’ (Bill de Blasio), the transit workers and engineers’ candidate (John Liu), the sergeants’ candidate (John Catsimatidis), the retired Irish corrections officers’ candidate (Joe Lhota), and even the pro-weiner constituency (guess who). So, artists, who’s our candidate?

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Nuggets of Queerness: Year 3 of the Fire Island Artist Residency

by Alex Fialho on August 29, 2013
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“The truth of the matter is that there is no one way to tackle queerness, and there is no one way to tackle queer art making,” Evan Garza, co-director of the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), told me during my visit to the residency last week. Now in its third year, FIAR is the only artist residency in the country dedicated exclusively to queer, emerging artists. FIAR co-director Chris Bogia followed Garza’s sentiment, stating, “I always know that there is going to be some nugget of queerness in anything the residents do. The fun thing is seeing how it operates differently.”

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Workbook: Spirit, Matter, Peace

by Sophie Dupont on May 23, 2013
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We invited Copenhagen-based artist Sophie Dupont to spend a month with us in NYC. As the final portion of her residency with AFC she produced an image essay on dance and spirituality.

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Atlanta Art Scene to Survive Recent Flurry of Gallery Closings

by Elliot Walters on May 22, 2013
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Is the Atlanta art scene shrinking? Not according to some, despite recent gallery closings.

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