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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Future Bodies are Everywhere and Terrifying

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on October 17, 2016
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There’s plenty of heady discourse this week—future bodies, hypothetical architectures, theories of curation and criticism—and of course plenty of election-related hand-wringing.

Kick it off Monday night at Jersey City’s Word Bookstore, where the Brooklyn Institute of Social Research is inaugurating a lecture series about cyborgs. Or head to Manhattan’s Red Bull Studios for an event celebrating Grand Arts, the Kansas City project space that launched dozens of conceptual art projects and, now, a catalogue. Tuesday night, Paddy Johnson joins other art critics to talk shop at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Cultural Center, and Tyler Coburn talks genetic engineering and body mods as the future of humanity at e-flux. If you’re looking for something more hands-on (or a chance to move your feet), there’s a survey of handmade prints at Site:Brooklyn and an epic-looking disco fundraiser for El Museo del Bario Wednesday night. Thursday, White Box is opening a jam-packed group show (with some impressive names!) all about political angst. Friday we’ve got a talk from Maura Riley at Stony Brook Manhattan and Underdonk opening a class-conscious solo show by Patrice Renee Washington.

But the weekend brings us back to what we like the most: artwork that investigates the weird. Selena Gallery’s two person show from Dalia Amara and Florencia Escudero looks for uncanny surrogate female bodies in consumer goods on Saturday night. Sunday, Sascha Braunig’s work at MoMA will likely strike a similar chord. And MARC STRAUS opens a solo show by Chris Joneswho builds fantastical dioramas (pictured) from mundane images.

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Art Critical Review Panel Tonight

by Paddy Johnson on February 1, 2013
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Critics often complain that we don’t talk about art enough. Tonight, I’ll joining David Cohen’s continued effort to change that, as we discuss Francis Alys: Reel-Unreel at David Zwirner, Song Dong at Pace Gallery, Diana Cooper: My Eye Travels at Postmasters, and David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery.

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Buy Your NURTUREart Benefit Tickets Today

by Paddy Johnson on September 12, 2011
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Who wants some great artwork made by Brooklyn’s best emerging talent? I know I do, which is why come October 11th, I’m attending NURTUREart’s annual benefit and inviting all my friends. For just $200 you and your date can attend the event and take home an art work of your choice, all while supporting this great Brooklyn artist-run gallery.

Buy your tickets now, because the price goes up to $250 come October 1. Also, for those who don’t want to leave getting the very best piece to chance, Benefactor ticket can be purchased for $500. This gets you and a friend into the benefit 30 minutes early, giving those ticket holders a opportunity to secure their favorite art work from the exhibition in advance of those with regular admission.

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2011 Annual Benefit: Call for Artists! | NURTUREart Submissions 2011

by Paddy Johnson on August 26, 2011

2011 Annual Benefit: Call for Artists! | NURTUREart Submissions 2011 – Have your work seen by jurors Pamela Auchincloss, David Cohen, James Kalm, and Gregory Volk. Artists can submit work for donation through September 1.

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