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Breaking into Broken Systems: On Being Marginalized, and the “Politics of Refusal”

by Rea McNamara on May 31, 2016
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On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the second floor of Toronto’s Theater Center was packed with artists for the panel DAMNED IF YOU DO: A Conversation on the Politics of Refusal. Co-presented by local artist-run center Whippersnapper Gallery, the panel focused on stories and strategies from the trenches of the “marginalized”: namely, the tricky pursuit of navigating art and funding systems as an “artist of colour” or “visible minority” or whatever fraught PC term can describe what it means to be a racialized body in the art world.

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Artforum Finds Racism at Art Basel Miami Beach

by Corinna Kirsch on December 9, 2014
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“He doesn’t like black people,” said Blanco, just once. “He likes black culture.”

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MATTE: Stephen Frailey, “I just publish what I want to.”

by Matthew Leifheit on December 24, 2013
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Stephen Frailey is a photographer, chair of SVA’s photography BFA program, and editor-in-chief of Dear Dave, an independent magazine that brings together any and all types of photography.

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Week Two: You Can Fly!

by Corinna Kirsch on November 12, 2013
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This week, get ready for some near-ready curatorial proposals that seem to be lacking just one thing—a space—and a list of fifteen exhibition titles.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Artforum’s New Media Uproar

by Will Brand on September 7, 2012
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This week at The L Magazine, I go to bat for Claire Bishop’s much-maligned Artforum essay,”Digital Divide”. Did she forget about the existence of every net artist? Did she not notice she’d written a sentence specifically excluding the art she was looking for? No. You just can’t read good.

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