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Best of AFC: Summer Edition

by The AFC Staff on September 4, 2012
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Poof! Labor Day came and went, and now summer is over. Before we go full force into fall, AFC wanted to take a trip down memory lane by highlighting our favorite posts of the last few months. We’ve listed our personal favorites on the blog, and recapped our major series, too. We’re fucking glad summer’s over, but at least we wrote some good stuff. First, we’ll recap what we did, and then we’ll list our favorites. Good? Good.

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Who Deserves Public Arts Funding? A Blade of Grass Wants to Know

by Whitney Kimball on July 25, 2012
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As A Blade of Grass announces its candidates for grantees, we wonder whether public art should challenge a general audience.

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This Month: Interviews from ABC No Rio

by Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2012
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In its thirty-two years of operation, ABC No Rio has beaten almost all the odds. The collectively-run (and almost entirely volunteer) organization has survived twenty years on the brink of eviction, with perennial funding and legal battles, all under a collapsing, nearly two-hundred-year-old roof. When the group officially acquired the building from the city for one dollar in 1997, it seemed doubtful that it would be able to raise the $100,000 that was required to maintain the place for five years. Now, due in part to a more reciprocal relationship with the city government and support from individual donors, it hopes to execute a $5 million rebuilding project.

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SCOPE: How Not To Do Things

by Will Brand on April 11, 2012
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This morning we got an email from someone interested in creating a “truthful, informed presence for the SCOPE fair online”, which sounded like a nice objective. Then they asked us to take down articles we’ve written about SCOPE sucking, and that didn’t sound very nice at all!

In the full post, a helpful guide to insulting a writer’s professionalism and honesty.

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Sign Up For The AFC Newsletter and Win BIG!

by Art Fag City on September 12, 2011
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Are you on our mailing list? You should be and here’s why: Every week Art Fag City mails out our newsletter full of our latest incisive reviews, breaking news, and opinionated commentary from the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Brooklyn and abroad. Also, um, PRIZES. Six Thousandth subscriber wins an intern!

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Sign Up for The Art Fag City Newsletter, Win Schwag

by Whitney Kimball on July 25, 2011
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Sign up for our newsletter and win some AFC merch! Already a subscriber? Then you’re already in the running to win a studio or gallery visit with Paddy Johnson. Best of all: the six thousandth sign-up wins an intern!

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Posting Resumes Today

by Paddy Johnson on July 20, 2011
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It takes quite a bit to slow publishing on this blog to the point where we don’t have anything on the site for two days, but a combination of bed bugs, out of town visitors and family emergencies finally ground this office to halt this week. Posting resumes today, but yeah, this hasn’t been the easiest few days on record.

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