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An Avant Garde Diaries Dispatch: Agathe Snow and Bill Beckley on the NYC Party Scene

by Gabriela Vainsencher on August 27, 2013
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Sometimes art and fun times go hand in hand. The dadaists partied at Cabaret Voltaire, Andy Warhol and friends had The Factory, and Ross Bleckner was not only a permanent fixture of The Mudd Club—he owned the building. Party scenes have traditionally been open, accepting environments to which artists were drawn.

Inspired by the recent show at Friedman Benda gallery And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, the latest installment of The Avant/Garde Diaries takes an intimate look at two artists in the show: Bill Beckley and Agathe Snow.

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Avant/Garde Diaries Sights Blind Photographer Pete Eckert

by Ian Marshall on July 11, 2013
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Any talented photographer has been told he or she possesses a “good eye.” For Sacramento-based Pete Eckert, an artist blinded by Retinitis Pigmentosa, this is certainly still true. In a new short from Avant/Garde Diaries, Eckert discusses his journey into blindness and how he uses photography to continue to make art.

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Surreal Installation Grabs Attention of Avant/Garde Diaries

by Ian Marshall on July 2, 2013
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With the current popularity of MoMA’s temporary rain room, 2013 seems to be shaping up to be a good year for weather-based art installations. Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, featured in a new segment from Avant/Garde Diaries, practices his own weather-inspired installation by creating small clouds in interior spaces.

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[Sponsor] Drop City Documentary to Screen at MoMA PS1 This Saturday

by Paddy Johnson on June 20, 2013
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This Saturday, June 22nd, come to the Rockaways and experience a FUN and FREE lecture and special screening of the documentary DROP CITY in the MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2 community center as part of EXPO 1: New York.

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[Sponsor] The Cannes Film Festival on SnagFilms

by Sponsors on June 10, 2013
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Cannes, the most celebrated film festival, has come and gone, but the talk has yet to simmer down. In honor of the prestigious event dedicated to screening new films from around the world, sit down with selected Cannes Film Festival favorites from years past, available for viewing at SnagFilms – a free video-streaming site where you can find acclaimed documentaries to film festival winners.

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UncommonGoods Welcomes Art Contest Submissions Year-Round

by Sponsors on May 14, 2013
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Opportunities for artists abound! Every month is a new chance for artists to submit their latest masterpiece and get it in front of UncommonGoods buyers. The winner will receive $500, an UncommonGoods vendor contract, and national exposure.

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Historian Barry Lewis Explains the Importance of Jefferson Market Courthouse

by Paddy Johnson on May 13, 2013
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The Avant/Garde Dairies should interview more historians. Barry Lewis, an architectural historian, who speaks like he’s been lecturing at institutions across the country all his life, is the subject of their latest segment and he’s absolutely captivating.

Here, he discusses the Jefferson Market Courthouse, a library made of red brick that’s located in Greenwich Village. “What could be avant garde about that?” Lewis asks rhetorically before explaining the long forgotten taboos of the 19th century. At the time exposing the structural materials such as brick was simply not done; architects were expected to place such materials behind beautified walls.

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[Sponsor] Meet the YAAs: A Show of Australian Contemporary Art

by Whitney Kimball on May 8, 2013
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Prepare to have everything you know about Australian contemporary art turned on its stomach. With nine of Australia’s finest artists, “Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art From Australia” intends to debunk the myth that Australian art is all about landscape painting.

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