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Allegations Emerge Against Mana-Terry Dowd for Intimidating Art Handlers

by Corinna Kirsch on April 16, 2014
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With the art handlers’ union vote coming up in just over a week, allegations have emerged charging Mana-Terry Dowd with voter interference.

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Art Museums Might Become More Diverse, Thanks to the Mellon Foundation

by Corinna Kirsch on January 6, 2014
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Are art museums far too white? Well, yes.

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We Went to Chicago: West of the Loop Edition

by Robin Dluzen and Pedro Velez on April 25, 2013
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Is “Psychosexual” at Andrew Rafacz gallery a portrait of the collector-psychologist-curator? Is Oliver Henry’s coffee creamer drawing charming? And can a pair of socks ever be a metaphor for the Gaza-Israel conflict? Critics Robin Dluzen and Pedro Vélez discuss.

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Wednesday Links: Duchamp’s Urinal Lives On

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on April 24, 2013
  • Dan Fox is now the co-editor of Frieze. [Frieze]
  • How do you build a large contemporary art collection? Here’s one successful method: send letters to well-known artists and swap “totally insane looking” drawings from your autistic son for their work. That ploy got the attention of This American Life; this week, the radio program aired an episode on this sketchy dude. At ARTINFO, Rosalia Jovanovic picks up where the TAL story leaves off, and speaks to Fredericks & Freiser artist Baker Overstreet about his involvement with the London [This American Life, ARTINFO]
  • Frieze is on Craigslist. We found an ad scouting out talented magicians, bartenders, and actors for artist Liz Glynn’s performance at the fair. [Craigslist]
  • Chicago has its first 3D printing facility. Available printers include the personal-use UP Mini and MakerBot, as well as the professional-grade EOS Formiga P110. The Duchamp toilets pictured in this article were made with the home printers. [New City]
  • The Barnes Foundation is raising ticket prices from 18 to 22 dollars. This isn’t shocking news, but their rationale is bizarre: to prevent visitors from touching the art. [Hyperallergic]
  • President Obama’s budget proposal for this coming year would boost arts funding by 10%. [Los Angeles Times]
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AFC Sneak Peek: “twohundredfiftysixcolors”

by Corinna Kirsch on April 8, 2013
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The first full-length film about GIFs made up of GIFs premieres next week. The film isn’t available online just yet, but lucky for us—and you—AFC was given an exclusive preview, a section of “landscape” GIFs. It’s beautiful.

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