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Finding Humanity in the Humidity: An Art Trip to Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on July 18, 2014
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There’s a type of summertime heat in the Gulf states that will turn even the hardiest of souls into a single ball of sweat. Not even air conditioning cannot save you. Summer’s really not the best season for art, and the galleries tend to know that; they slow down just like the rest of their sticky city-dwellers. And yet, a scant few do get out, and try to see art though most of the galleries have gone on vacation.

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Hito Steyerl Is (Not) Completely Invisible

by Andrew Wagner on July 15, 2014
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Hito Steyerl’s new show is an alternately humorous and chilling reminder of how ubiquitous digital surveillance has become.

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We Went to Chelsea: Garfield and Cyborgs

by The AFC Staff on July 11, 2014
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We saw screaming monkeys, trippy Americana, and photographs that look like abstract paintings.

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We Went to Chelsea: There Are No Drones in Chelsea

by Henry Kaye Corinna Kirsch Andrew Wagner on July 10, 2014
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AFC Senior Editor Corinna Kirsch and Editorial Fellows Henry Kaye and Andrew Wagner give their takes on the industrial-themed summer group show at David Zwirner and Louise Lawler’s tracings of photographs at Metro Pictures.

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We Went to Chelsea: Larry Clark

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2014
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We saw creepy photos of teens and gloopy paintings of boys.

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Comics and Art: The Painting That Ate Paris

by Corinna Kirsch on July 8, 2014
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In comic books, Modern art rarely makes an appearance. If it does, it’s usually seen as the backdrop to a crime—a museum heist, for instance. That’s what makes Grant Morrison’s “The Painting That Ate Paris,” a storyline running in DC Comics’ Doom Patrol, so rare; that comic took art and turned it into one of the most villainous creations ever known.

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We Went to Chelsea: A Summer Group Show at Gagosian

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on July 7, 2014
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Pretty much what you’d expect from a summer group show at Gagosian: monumental paintings, many with collaged elements, that you’d find in any major museum or private collection the world over.

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We Went to Chelsea: Another Look at Detroit

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on July 3, 2014
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Detroit, as seen through Chelsea’s lens.

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We Went to Hauser & Wirth

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch Andrew Wagner on July 2, 2014
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In which we discuss photographs of pringles and cemented-over sunsets.

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Rockaway!: A Celebrity-Filled Rockaway Tribute, With Heart

by Whitney Kimball on July 2, 2014
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Rockaway!, the Klaus Biesenbach-conceived Rockaways art festival, is about 50% art tourism and 50% deep sentiment.

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