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Surprising, And Some Unsurprising, Findings About Where NYC’s Artists Live

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 14, 2017
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A new study from the Center for an Urban Future looks at where artists live in New York City. What neighborhoods in New York City are losing artists? Gaining them? Those answers aren’t surprising. But the dominance of pricey Uptown Manhattan nabes (in terms of total artist populations) certainly is.

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Make Plans For Common Field Convening Los Angeles

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 30, 2017
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Everyone working in the arts should attend this year’s Common Field Convening in November. Members are invited to propose panels, conversation sessions, working groups, workshops, teach-ins, reports from the field, and projects.

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Thanks to Fanbase, Netflix Is Bringing Sense8 Back!

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 29, 2017
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In a surprise reversal, Netflix is bringing back the Wachowskis’ queer sci-fi saga Sense8! (Sort of)

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Fourth International Awards for Art Criticism Announces Call for Submissions

by Paddy Johnson on June 21, 2017
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Art critics don’t have it easy. They work for little pay and often get a lot of flack for issuing their opinions. But disinterested feedback is essential to the health of the industry, so it’s good to see that there are organizations working to help nurture the field with a little cash. To wit, The International Awards for Art Criticism has announced their fourth edition of their annual awards. Three prizes will be awarded—first will receive 10,000 euro for an essay in English or Chinese, and second, their and forth will receive 3,500 euro. The first prize winner will also receive a short paid visit to Shanghai.

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Envoy Enterprises Closes

by Paddy Johnson on June 20, 2017
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Jimi Dams of envoy enterprises has announced the gallery will close its space August 4th after twelve years of operation. The reasons are the same as pretty much any emerging and middle market closure. In the parting words of Dams, “It’s no fun.”

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Marilyn Minter’s “RESIST” Flag Hoisted Over the Bowery Today

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 14, 2017
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Look up on Bowery today (and for the rest of the month) and check out Marilyn Minter’s “RESIST FLAG”. It’s the first of many coming to Creative Time’s headquarters.

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2017-2018 Recipients of Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Announced

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 7, 2017
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The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program has announced their 2017-2018 artists and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The seventeen selected applicants (out of over 1,300) include several names we’ve mentioned on the blog, along with frequent AFC collaborator Jaimie Warren. We’re excited they’ll be AFC’s neighbors in DUMBO.

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Tyler Shields is A Terrible Artist. Kathy Griffin is Just His Accomplice.

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on June 1, 2017
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Is a picture worth ten million words? That’s the question we’re faced with when considering the out-of-proportion reaction to a recent photo of Kathy Griffin holding the decapitated head of President Donald Trump. Enough commentary has poured across social, mainstream, and fringe media to fill a small library. But conspicuously absent from the discussion has been mention of Tyler Shields, the photographer who should be at the center of the authorship conversation, not the comedienne. For example, The New York Times published two reports on the subject, neither mentioning Shields by name, and one omitting any reference to a collaborator whatsoever. Would the discussion be different if the image were considered as an artist’s work rather than a celebrity publicity stunt?

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A New Memorial Day Tradition: Burn a Confederate Flag With Artist John Sims

by Michael Anthony Farley on May 31, 2017
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This Memorial Day, John Sims hosted a fiery funeral for the Confederate Flag in Detroit. He aims to make this a cathartic annual tradition.

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Prospect.4 Artists Announced

by Paddy Johnson on May 23, 2017
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Prospect, the New Orleans biennial conceived and founded by curator Dan Cameron, now transformed into a triennial has announced its artist list for Prospect.4 2017. The list, put together by Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, (of the Nasher Museum in Durham North Carolina), includes 73 artists from North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the European powers that colonized New Orleans, and will address themes of identity, displacement and cultural hybridity. It will be called “The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp.”

This sounds a bit like every show ever, so we’ll be curious to see how Schoonmaker distinguishes his exhibition.

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