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ONLINE PREMIERE: “Ways of Something – Episode 3”

by Paddy Johnson on January 30, 2017
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With John Berger’s death this month, the online premiere of Lorna Mills’ “Ways of Something, 3” feels particularly poignant. While Mills’s “Ways of Something” wasn’t conceived strictly as an update, as 117 person re-interpretation it effectively functions as such. To complete this piece, Mills invited over 100 artists to remake all four parts of Berger’s 1972 BBC series “Ways of Seeing”, minute by minute. Each artist was given 60 seconds of video—doled out on a first come first serve basis—with the sole condition that they would need to retain the text used in captioning. What they did to the captioning font, the visuals, the sound, was entirely up to them.

The result is almost certainly the largest video exquisite corpse in existence. Similar to the first Surrealist conceived exquisite corpse drawings, where each half is made blind of the other, each artist creates a minute without knowing what will come before or after it.

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Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies: The Animated GIF as Place

by The AFC Staff on April 11, 2016
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Providence College—Galleries Launches Inaugural Online Exhibition
Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies: The Animated GIF as Place
Curated by Art F City critics Paddy Johnson, Michael Anthony Farley & Rea McNamara.

VIEW THE EXHIBITION: pcgalleries.providence.edu/GIF

As those subscribed to our mailing list will already know, today Providence College—Galleries launched its inaugural online exhibition “Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies: The Animated GIF as Place”. Curated by the Art F City team. Michael Anthony Farley, Paddy Johnson, and Rea McNarama, the show is the result of six months worth of planning, development and careful consideration. We are extremely proud of it.

Given that the press release has already gone out, we’re using the blog as the publishing platform for our curatorial essay. We hope it will give viewers a window into the sense of wonder we often have looking at these works.

Artists include: Peter Burr, Petra Cortright, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Elektra KB, Claire L Evans, Faith Holland, Dina Kelberman, Kidmograph (Gustavo Torres), Sara Ludy, Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Alex McLeod, Ying Miao, Jonathan Monaghan, Hugo Moreno, Brenna Murphy, Eva Papamargariti, Robby Rackleff, Sam Rolfes, Nicolas Sassoon, Jacolby Satterwhite,  Hito Steyerl, Tough Guy Mountain, Małgosia Woźnica (V5MT), Wickerham & Lomax, Clement Valla and Giselle Zatonyl.

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The Official Art Basel Miami Beach Slideshow and Commentary

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on December 6, 2013
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The best and worst of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, in photos.

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Week One: Overrated, Underrated Exhibitions

by Corinna Kirsch on November 5, 2013
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This week, our submissions leap across the poles of silliness and seriousness, with a bit of art-historical fascination and institutional critique thrown in for good measure.

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ΔRMΩRΨ 2013 SΩ ΔRMΩRΨ 2013

by Alex McLeod on March 7, 2013
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[Editor’s note: We invited artist Alex McLeod to provide commentary on some of the fairs. His slideshow below.]

LAS YEAR WAS MY FIRST ARMORY SO BY NO MEANS AM I SPEAKING FROM AUTHORITY I KNO THAT. NONE OF MY FRIENDS ARE SHOWING (#FOREVERALONE).

[Slideshow after the jump.]

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Travel Edition

by Whitney Kimball on November 14, 2012
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September and October were mega-openings, but November rolls out the primo little shows. In this week’s art events, we’re heading all the way over to the Canadian internet.

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Report from the Academy: Q&A with Harbourfront Centre Curator Patrick Macaulay

by Sally McKay on June 20, 2011
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How do you curate challenging contemporary art for massive audiences in a tourist destination? For the past ten years, Patrick Macaulay has been doing just that, and he has recently transformed a serious work injury into a renewed sense of curatorial ambition.

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