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An Artist’s Guide to the Democratic Primaries

by Michael Anthony Farley on April 8, 2016
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In this increasingly heated primary contest, two of the issues that impact our readers most haven’t exactly been hot-button topics. Candidates rarely discuss funding for the arts or affordable housing in the nation’s rapidly-gentrifying cities.

New Yorkers head to the polls Tuesday, April 19th, and the art school meccas of Providence, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Haven will be casting their ballots one week later, on April 27th. The Democratic race for New York has been especially tense, with the April 14th debate at Brooklyn Navy Yard looming on the horizon. How in touch are the candidates with issues pertinent to our readers? For starters, neither one knows how to ride the subway. But both have been staunch advocates for the arts and make claims that they’ll tackle the nation’s affordable housing crisis. I’ve done some digging on how their records on those issues stack up.

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An Artist’s Guide to the Republican Primaries

by Michael Anthony Farley on April 8, 2016
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Just how bad would one of the Republican candidates be for the arts in America? Ahead of the upcoming New York primaries, I decided to find out. It’s looking pretty bleak in the GOP, but at least this race has been as surreal and entertaining as a Ryan Trecartin tribute to Hieronymus Bosch. Below, I’ve researched each of the candidates’ histories and policies on the arts and affordable housing. If I’ve missed something, feel free to contribute in the comments, but keep it a little more civil than a Trump rally.

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The Most Useful Art Basel Guide is the Xipsy & Bulletin41 Printable Guide

by Paddy Johnson on November 24, 2015
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Every year Xipsy (Boyd Level) produces their Art Basel guide we produce a dedicated post to promoting it. Why? Because in conjunction with our own opinionated guides, a simple foldable PDF naming all the fairs, their hours, locations and openings has proved invaluable. You don’t have to figure out how to use any special apps or scour websites for their hours. You don’t have to worry about exhausting precious phone battery to use it. It’s all here in one convenient printable map, this year produced with Bulletin41. Print this thing out as we have. You’ll thank us for it later.

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Artist Studios Today, Compared to Artist Studios in the 1980s

by Corinna Kirsch on July 2, 2015
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From 1983: “The artist continues to be priced out of his or her home and is forced to move on.” Decades later, artists’ rental situations remain precarious.

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The Definitive Stay in New York Reading List

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 26, 2015
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If you’re heading out to “Stay in New York,” Art F City’s affordable workspace conference, there’s no better time than now to catch up on the issues: artists kicked out of studios, community-building legislation, and whether artists can afford real-estate in New York. Not going? We’ve compiled a lengthy guide on the state of affordable workspace in New York City, with articles from Art F City and other online publications, professional and academic studies, and books to get you started on knowing the current state of affordable studio space in New York City. Some of these resources you may be familiar with. Others have been made publicly available here for the first time.

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Art F City’s Guide to New Art Galleries in New York

by The AFC Staff on April 29, 2015
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Looking for new galleries? Done. We’ve found all of New York’s new galleries that have opened post-Sandy. Since 2013 it’s been hard to keep track of all the openings, so this list will hopefully help us all get out to a few new spaces.

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Bringing Back the Nerdocracy

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on January 9, 2015

love-blogrollChapter One: The Definitive Art F City Blogroll. Who you should read. Who you might have missed.

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The AFC Guide to Every Frank Gehry-Designed Museum

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on May 29, 2014
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A resource for you.

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Back To School: Art Profs Pick Their Favorite Books

by Corinna Kirsch on August 28, 2013
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Say goodbye to your last week of freedom—next week students and professors head back to college. We miss drooling over the books we used to buy at the beginning of the semester, so we asked several friends of AFC to share us in on their personal favorites from their fall syllabi. From the list of options below, it looks like we’ll have plenty to read.

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