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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Please Fund The Penis Wall

by Whitney Kimball on February 9, 2015
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Let’s toast Valentine’s week with an evening of penile discourse. Also: significant political art from Russia; shows inspired by fury; and a discussion on Latinos in the media.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: More Big, More 90s, More Women and Black History

by Whitney Kimball on February 2, 2015
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Here’s what we expect to hear about next week: The ICA opens its new round of always-strong programming; Charles Ray debuts ginormous sculpture; prominent Russian artists/political activists get a double-whammy; and BAM debuts a look back at famed horror film director John Carpenter’s musical career. Other important events surrounding #BlackLivesMatter and female activism will probably play second fiddle, but maybe we can change that.

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Hans-Ulrich Obrist’s New Do It Video Tells You to Do It With Social Media

by Corinna Kirsch on April 29, 2014
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But why should we do it?

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IMG MGMT Returns Tomorrow

by Whitney Kimball on November 14, 2013
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Our IMG MGMT essay series returns tomorrow. Don’t underestimate its continuing significance.

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e-flux Co-Founder Anton Vidokle Says .Art Will Not Be Curated

by Paddy Johnson on June 25, 2012
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Over the past few days AFC commenters have expressed concerns about e-flux “curating” the .art domain, should the company win the bid. Well, e-flux co-founder Anton Vidokle says that’s not going to happen. The artist and writer responded to AFC commenters this weekend, explaining that art practitioners would simply be given priority over the .art domain should they want it. Vidokle’s comment can be read below or in our comment section.

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Scrum: Let’s Make Anton Vidokle a Wikipedia Page

by Will Brand on November 30, 2011
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Wikipedia’s contemporary art section is in woeful disrepair, and at a time when Wikipedia is struggling to retain editors, that’s not going to get better anytime soon. So let’s fix it. Each week, we’ll find somebody whose online identity needs a makeover or doesn’t exist at all, and we’ll invite AFC readers to help fill in the blanks. We’ll do our part, too. Promise.

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Closing Week Performa Picks

by Whitney Kimball on November 17, 2011
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This year's Performa Biennial has one week of programming left, so this is your chance to catch the last of it. This week's highlights range from a beerfest to rare revivals of groundbreaking performance works.

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Massive Links! Mo money, mo problems

by Whitney Kimball on September 20, 2011
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Amidst national class warfare, there were some lighter moments this week: e-flux proposed an alternative economy, the MacArthur genius awards were announced, the Google wallet debuted, and the Anonymous occupation of Wall Street is creating a captivating (oft entertaining) news feed.

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On Taking AIM! The Business of Being An Artist Today

by Paddy Johnson on April 12, 2011
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Add Marysol Nieves “Taking AIM: The Business of Being An Artist Today” to the list of new resource books aimed at emerging artists. Published by Fordham University Press and The Bronx Museum of The Arts, the book begins with a long discussion of the Bronx Museum’s Artists in The Marketplace (AIM) with Executive Director Holly Block and former Program Facilitator Jackie Battenfield. A well-known and competitive professional training program for emerging artists, the interview reflected on the program, and kicks off a book celebrating AIM's 30th anniversary with a series of interviews, testimonials and commentary. Chapters are titled after profession, institution type, and any other cog in the New York art world’s wheel.

Occasionally stale albeit informative the first two chapters get off to a slow start. A low point was reached when Kate Gilmore offered “make good work” as sage advice to emerging artists. I'm sure this will solve all sorts of problems in studios across New York.

I’m not going to review the book in its entirety, as each essay and interview is significantly different than the next, but Anton Vidokle’s “Art Without Market” clearly stands out as worthy of reflection.

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