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What’s With all the Creepy Art on True Detective?

by Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch on June 22, 2015
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Last night’s hotly anticipated debut of True Detective’s second season on HBO was really confusing. Of course, fans of the show expect to have no idea what is going on with the series’ convoluted plots, but one scene in particular caught us off guard. Colin Farrell and company paid a visit to a supposed kidnapping victim’s house and found his collection of misogynistic contemporary art pretty disturbing. Ick. We did a little detective work of our own to find out more about the shudder-inducing curatorial preferences of (potential?) murder suspects.

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So Long

by Whitney Kimball on February 13, 2015
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Dear readers,

After four years, and with a heavy heart, I’m moving on from Art F City and probably the art world at large.

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A Public Letter to Readers on the Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on January 7, 2015
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A shot of the attackers

This morning we woke up to news that as many as 12 people at the Paris-based satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had been shot and killed. The attackers came armed with AK-47 weapons and injured 10 others.

The attackers are at large, and at this point, there’s not even enough information to confirm the reasons for the attack. Though the AP reports that Islamic State (IS) had threatened an attack on French soil following a satirical cartoon of  IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  Twitter reports tell us that the attackers asked for the editors by name—ideological differences are clearly a motivating factor here.

Now, normally, we spend the first hour of our workday collecting links. But today, that didn’t seem appropriate. As many as 12 people died today because they didn’t share the opinions of another group. These aren’t people determining international and national policy. They are one spoke in a machine that gathers and reports news—in this case satirical news.

This is a great tragedy, and though we didn’t know anyone at the paper, we share the suffering of our colleagues. Our job as media is to ask questions, seek out different points of view and to encourage discussion. The response to this work should never begin with an AK-47.

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Art F City Is Liveblogging the Rhizome Telethon

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on March 19, 2014
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Every hour we’re awake or in the office, we’ll be liveblogging. Check back here.

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Abstract Animated Lines! The Whitney’s New Logo, and Other Applications

by Paddy Johnson Will Brand and Whitney Kimball on May 23, 2013
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All-star designers Experimental Jet Set say the W they’ve used for the Whitney’s logo represents “the heartbeat of New York, of USA.” It “encapsulates” a “dialectic between the ‘old world’ and the ‘new world’. Does this dialectic need to be encapsulated because it’s in the middle of the ocean?

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Revisiting “10 Myths of Internet Art”

by Corinna Kirsch on May 22, 2013
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Late-night Googling takes you places. Who knows what I was searching for originally, but I ended up finding it with Jon Ippolito’s “10 Myths of Internet Art”. More than ten years later, some of the myths Ippolito brings up—it’s difficult to sell a website as art, internet art must be online, and net art tends to be about splashy tech—are still in place.

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Please Take Our Reader Survey

by The AFC Staff on April 11, 2013
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We need your help.

We’re running a short 2-minute reader survey with our advertising partner Nectar Ads to better understand our audience.

This information will help us understand the types of people visiting our site, leading to better, more useful advertising that will continue to help fund this site and other great art sites.

The survey is anonymous and we will not be collecting or sharing any personal information about individuals.

Please take a moment now to fill out the reader survey. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks!

Click Here to Start the Survey

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Art F City Seeks Summer Editorial Fellow

by The AFC Staff on March 29, 2013
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Work with us. It’s fun!

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AFC Adds Old People Background Option to Site

by Paddy Johnson on February 20, 2013
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Ask and you shall receive.

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A Very Faggy Valentine’s Day From Art F City (NSFW)

by The AFC Staff on February 14, 2013
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An all-gratuitous Valentine’s Day send-off from some of our favorites.

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