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This Week’s Must-See Events: Queer Power Edition

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on June 13, 2016
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Monday’s been a rough day for us here at AFC as I’m sure it has for many readers. We’re still processing the horrific news of Orlando’s mass killing Sunday morning and it’s made writing much of anything difficult. Is there anything that can be said on the subject of guns, prayers, Islam, hate crimes and ISIS that social media hasn’t covered?

Probably not, that doesn’t diminish our need to mourn. One way we’ve decided to do this is to  focus on queer events in this week’s must see events. It’s a small gesture to be sure—we’re not saving any lives. But it’s what we can do to say to the families, friends and lovers of those lost that, “you’re not alone.”  

So, let’s talk all things homo-tastic: Monday night, Neil Goldberg revisits the David Lynch classic ERASERHEAD with a queer perspective. Tuesday, the unsung godfather of glam illustration Antonio Lopez gets his long-overdue retrospective at El Museo del Barrio, and two events at BRIC and Mitchell Innes & Nash bring queer/feminist perspectives to the city’s affordability crisis. Wednesday night, dyke icon K8 Hardy opens a mysterious solo show at Stap-On Projects while Thursday offers a one-night-only performance/installation from Scottish duo Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi, who will be tackling sexuality, gender, and more at Bannerette. Friday night, head to Bushwick, where the Hot Summer Nights gallery crawl has some queer-tastic highlights in time for Pride month—be sure to catch Los Ojos’s all-LGBTQ group show and Vincent Tiley’s solo project at Christopher Stout Gallery. Also in Brooklyn Friday night: solo shows from AFC favs Björn Meyer-Ebrecht and Rachel Stern at Studio 10 and Black & White Projects, respectively, both located in the same building.

If you’re not politically/emotionally exhausted by the weekend, we recommend checking out the massive group show Of the people on Saturday at Smack Mellon. It’s all about the issues involved in this fucked, fucked election cycle. So when you’re feeling thoroughly anti-establishment, check out the Queens Museum’s Sunday panel on the visual legacy of punk.

It’s too late to wish everyone a happy Pride Month, but hopefully we can at least have a thoughtful one.

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Bushwick’s Interstate Projects Launches New Free Residency

by Rea McNamara on January 4, 2016
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Good news for artists. Interstate Projects has announced a studio program that will launch in April. The Bushwick gallery will be providing one artist a free 300-square foot studio space for the period of four months at its two-story building on 66 Knickerbocker. The open submission residency, which will be selected by a juried panel, will have three residency periods: April-July, August-November and December to March 2017.

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Is Site Specificity Relevant to a Generation of Nomads? Not Really.

by Michael Anthony Farley on August 28, 2015
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In Outlet’s group exhibition Sight | Site | Cite, “site specificity” seems to have lost its relevance. Instead, artists try their hand at nomadic placemaking through gregarious or personal gestures.

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Bushwick Rallies Against the Lack of Affordable Housing Units at a Donut-Shaped Luxury Apartment

by Corinna Kirsch on July 28, 2015
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Really, 10 Montieth Street raises the bar for development. It’s more than an apartment complex; it’s a mall for wealthy hipsters. Maybe it would be nice to include more affordable housing units in there, too?

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Your Guide to the NEWD Art Show

by Corinna Kirsch on June 3, 2015
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We’re giving the NEWD Art Show its own events posting because it just has so much going on. And lo, the fair looks darn good.

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Your Guide to the Bushwick-ocalypse: Bushwick Open Studios

by Paddy Johnson Michael Anthony Farley Corinna Kirsch on June 3, 2015
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Bushwick Open Studios starts on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday. There is a lot to see, with artist studios, gallery exhibitions, and an art fair. We’ve made a guide to help you go forth, and weave your way through the crowds. Good luck!

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