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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

by Sponsors on April 28, 2012

We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out! They are:

ArtPrize , Pulse Art Fair, BAMart Silent Auction, Saatchi Online, Dumbo Arts Festival, Norte Maar, UncommonGoods, Adam Lindemann, Storefront Bushwick,
Unnamed Musical, EFA Project Space, Pernod Art & Absinthe Guide , Artspan, FIT Art Market MA Program, “Oh hey. What’s going on?”, Art Systems, Tyler Summer Painting & Sculpture Intensives, 950 Hart Gallery, Claremont Graduate University MFA, The Avant/Garde Diaries, and Artists Wanted.

If you are interested in advertising on Art Fag City, please get in touch with Nectar Ads, the Art Ad Network.

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ArtPrize Artist Registration Open, Jurors Revealed

by Sponsors on April 23, 2012
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Artist registration is open now for the fourth annual ArtPrize. Part art competition, part social experiment, the event overtakes downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country.

Designed to be a simple yet transformative experience for both artist and audience, ArtPrize is a platform on which artists are given absolute freedom to experiment, collaborate and explore new ideas. Artist registration is open at now through May 24.

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Twitter Debate About ArtPrize, Now a YouTube Series

by Paddy Johnson on January 30, 2012
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Back in early January, Carolina Miranda, John Powers and I had a twitter debate over the merits of ArtPrize, the self-proclaimed grand experiment in Grand Rapids, MI, which awards hundreds of thousands of dollars, based mostly on popular vote. Carolina was suspicious, John thought ArtPrize could do artists better, and I decided the event was great. Hoping to hash this issues out a little a more in person, John Powers and I spent close to two hours with ArtPrize’s Kevin Buist, discussing its various merits and detractors. The result: 18 sequential YouTube videos documenting our conversation, idea by idea.

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Debate Over ArtPrize (Sort-of) Rages Over Twitter

by Paddy Johnson on December 29, 2011
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Over at WNYC, Carolina Miranda takes issue with my naming of ArtPrize as one of the year’s best exhibitions. Frankly, I’m surprised it took this long for someone to say something.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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