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Venice Redux: Best Art Viewing Strategies Highlights from 2011

by Paddy Johnson on May 27, 2013
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Two years ago I wrote a wrap-up of the Venice Biennale for Rupert Murdock’s iPad only publication, The Daily. The site folded about a year later, and is now off line, so I’m republishing the review as a refresher for those going into the show. The lede: If the Venice Biennale were a race, no one would finish.

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Tuesday Links: Artists, Monsters, and Ponies

by Corinna Kirsch on March 13, 2012

  • When artists are dead, they can’t complain. Thankfully, there’s Tyler Green. Green decries The Barnes Foundation’s decision to move Henri Matisse's The Dance (1932-33) mural to the foundation’s new site in Philadelphia. Matisse wrote that he wanted his mural to be a site-specific work. Too bad he didn’t put it in a contract. [Modern Art Notes]
  • Scary scrotum monsters and testicles that turn into blankets are some of the frightful images that show up in 19th century Japanese prints. [io9]
  • Christian Marclay started making The Clock because he was poor: “All I needed was this table and a computer [and two assistants].” [The New Yorker]
  • Horses dressed like Harry Potter are cuter than undressed horses. [BuzzFeed]
  • Gawker started an internet manhunt for the human behind Horse_ebooks. [Gawker]
  • A dealer traps Roberta Smith into a game of “guess the artist.” She loses, but has fun anyway. [The New York Times Arts Beat]
  • Adjunct and part-time faculty are given full voting rights on Boston University’s Faculty Council. [Inside Higher Ed]
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Killer Birds, Too Many Hipsters, and Other Annoying Things

by Art Fag City on February 1, 2012

  • How do three museums share a single artwork? The Israel Museum, Pompidou, and the Tate are splitting the costs for Christian Marclay’s The Clock. [Art Market Monitor]
  • West coast hipsters are annoying. They wear blue lipstick and orange spray-tan. [PaperMag]
  • Julia Halperin’s discussion of how the Prince v. Cariou case has affected artists’s decisions about appropriation and reuse should be required reading for anyone dealing with the “‘borrow and be borrowed’ culture of the Internet.” [Artinfo]
  • Chelsea gallery D’Amelio Terras sent out an industry-wide press release yesterday announcing that the gallery has shut its doors. [Art&Education]
  • Birds are not cute. Here’s some ferocious sky predators fighting, culminating in a 20-second continuous shot of birds in freefall aerial combat. [YouTube]
  • Around the office, we’ve been debating the hipster turn to donuts – goodbye, cupcakes! Food critic Pete Wells wrote a brilliant review of a new donut joint and regardless of your opinion on hipster donuts, this is a solid piece of writing. [The New York Times]
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, i.e. the pink ribbon foundation, has suddenly eliminated all funding to Planned Parenthood for performing that oh-so-controversial medical procedure – the breast exam. [NPR] People are getting furious. This thread on MetaFilter lists a ton of corporations who fund Komen; go bug them on Twitter. [MetaFilter]
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A Year-End Review: AFC’s Top Rated Posts

by Paddy Johnson on December 28, 2011
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A look back at AFC’s most popular posts reveals good news and bad news. On the one hand, our second most popular page of the year proves that, yes, intelligent reviews do have a place on the web: readers can’t get enough of our Recommended Shows. On the other, this page was trumped only in numbers by Whitney Kimball’s post Streaming Hot Sex Video Games. Clearly, porn and video games remain an enduring interest on the web.

As we embark on our year end fundraising campaign, I urge you to page through these posts below and take a look at some of the discussion here. We spend a lot of time producing posts we think are valuable, and we want to do more of that. Your donations help make that happen.

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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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Venice Biennale Remainders: Allora and Calzadilla Aren’t So Bad | Christian Marclay’s “Timeless” Clock | Scads of Flickr Photos

by Paddy Johnson on June 10, 2011
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Jerry Saltz and Adrian Searle both maybe like Allora and Calzadilla’s tank at the US Pavilion, but Saltz thinks the rest should go. Sure it was a bit of a circus, but I liked the show regardless.

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Recommended Shows – Plus Ratings!

by Corinna Kirsch on February 18, 2011
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I like art, but sometimes I want to convey by how much, and a simple thumbs-up won’t always cut it. Art Fag City has started rating its Recommended Show Listings. We’re not exactly Pitchfork, but maybe just a little bit. Our latest reviews complete with numerical ratings after the jump.

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