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Open Engagement: What Happened Over the Weekend

by Corinna Kirsch on April 20, 2015
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In the world of social practice, artists don’t always know what their colleagues are doing. That’s my first take on Open Engagement (O.E.), an annual conference; this year it ran at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The conference itself surely helps remedy that, since it gathers together all types of S.E.A. (an acronym for socially engaged art used by the conference).

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AFC’s Stocking Stuffers: Art Profs Pick Their Favorite Books

by Corinna Kirsch on December 19, 2013
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What the smart people are reading.

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Back To School: Art Profs Pick Their Favorite Books

by Corinna Kirsch on August 28, 2013
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Say goodbye to your last week of freedom—next week students and professors head back to college. We miss drooling over the books we used to buy at the beginning of the semester, so we asked several friends of AFC to share us in on their personal favorites from their fall syllabi. From the list of options below, it looks like we’ll have plenty to read.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Artforum’s New Media Uproar

by Will Brand on September 7, 2012
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This week at The L Magazine, I go to bat for Claire Bishop’s much-maligned Artforum essay,”Digital Divide”. Did she forget about the existence of every net artist? Did she not notice she’d written a sentence specifically excluding the art she was looking for? No. You just can’t read good.

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