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[Sponsor] The Indispensable Art & Absinthe Guide to Brooklyn

by Whitney Kimball on March 5, 2013
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Brooklyn Armory Night is about to get wild.

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Phillip Klais on The Experience of History

by Paddy Johnson on February 25, 2013
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What is the avant garde? Each person asked will probably answer differently; our profession and experience inform our opinions. For that reason, it’s not too much of a surprise to hear organ builder Phillip Klais reference his family business as he attempts to answer the question. His great grandfather established a workshop over a 130 years ago, and it’s been passed down from generation to generation.

“The avant garde goes beyond invention” Klais tells us assuredly in the latest edition of Avant Garde Diares. “[It’s] using the experience of history to develop visions for the future.”

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[Sponsor] Art Wynwood Fair Returns February 14th-18th

by Sponsors on February 5, 2013
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This year’s Art Wynwood Fair returns with a little something special; a Valentine’s Day VIP Preview. The evening comes complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and will mark the start of what is certain to be a wonderful President’s Day weekend filled with some of the world’s most exciting art. The fair runs from the 14th-18th, and is poised for another groundbreaking year of cutting edge, emerging, contemporary, and modern works.

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[Sponsor] ArtCycle Discovers Prize: The MFA Finalists

by Paddy Johnson on January 31, 2013
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The ArtCycle Discovers Prize finalists have been announced. This fall, the art consignment service experts over at ArtCycle invited MFA students across the city to submit their work to the ArtCycle Discovers Prize. Today, after going through over 100 entries, 7 finalists were chosen.  The winner of first ArtCycle prize will win $1,000, and a prized spot in the ArtCycle roster of talent. The finalists are from Hunter, Columbia, Parsons, and Pratt. Each will have their work viewed by Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum, and a panel of judges as they select a winner from this select group.

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Outsider Art Fair to Open January 31st

by Sponsors on January 24, 2013
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Regular readers will know AFC has been interested in the Outsider Art Fair this year. Under Wide Open Arts, a new company formed by art dealer Andrew Edlin, the Outsider Art Fair has moved to Chelsea at the site of the former Dia Foundation and will provide dealers a gorgeous venue to showcase compelling and unusual artworks. AFC has a great deal for readers who want to check out the fair. Use the promo code “ afc” to reserve a complimentary 1-day ticket to the fair.

More where this came from after the jump.

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Olaf Breuning’s Imperfect Vision

by Paddy Johnson on December 28, 2012
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Americans can’t pronounce the last name of Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. That’s not problem, so much as it is an introduction to Breuning, the subject of the latest edition of the Avant/Garde diaries. The artist has a reputation for transforming what might other wise be common situations and objects into the absurd.

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[Sponsor] Art Miami Opens with Over 125 Galleries

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2012
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Art Miami runs through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Wynwood Arts District, so you all best check out the fair. Now in it’s twenty-third year—an anchor art fair for the city of Miami—the fair, this year will debut CONTEXT Art Miami, it’s new sister art fair, designed to showcase the work of emerging artists. Naturally we’re interested.

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