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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Kitsch-Off, Film Festival, and a Weekend of Internet Jailbreaking

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 30, 2013
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This week, the emerging art world owns its quirkiness. Cleopatra’s has a show about working out; Sara Cwynar builds a kitsch encyclopedia; and Ann Hirsch performs a two-person act set in a chat room.

Also, the New Museum prepares for its major Chris Burden exhibition (get in line now) and the New Yorker sells tickets for the New Yorker Festival this weekend (don’t get too excited). And through the end of next week, the New York Film Festival continues screening independent and critical films. We don’t know anything about film, so luckily, AFC’s resident filmmaker Rhett Jones made us a round-up. All that and more, after the jump!

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Reflecting on a Week’s Worth of Conversation About Dudes and Their Shows

by Whitney Kimball on September 24, 2013
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Looks like Fall 2013 won’t be promising any new awakenings in the New York art world. This season, the institution leans harder than ever on its white male mainstays.

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The New Museum: Goodbye Rose, Hello Ghost Ship

by Clara Olshansky on August 1, 2013
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The New Museum’s façade is due for a makeover. On August 31st, the museum will take down Isa Genzken’s “Rose II”; that sculpture will be replaced, come October 2nd, with two large-scale works by Chris Burden, “Ghost Ship,” a remotely controlled ship, and “Two Small Skyscrapers,” which call to mind the twin towers. The sculptures will be unveiled in conjunction with “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”, the museum’s major fall exhibition, and, as part of the museum’s Façade Sculpture Program, they will remain up for one year. These “two iconic works on the exterior of the Museum, […] will alter the visual landscape of Lower Manhattan.” While calling the works “iconic” before the public has even seen them is a little premature, they at least sound haunting.

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Chris Burden’s Megaminipolitan

by Whitney Kimball on August 3, 2011
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Think Hot Wheels has pushed the limits of racecar set-ups? Think again. Chris Burden talks about Metropolis II, his mini city that took four years to build. The moment his God-like finger descends on the city’s “stop” button puts your day-to-day into rather harsh perspective.

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