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A Day for Detroit in Review

by Ian Marshall on August 15, 2013
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We owe it to Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes for spearheading “A Day for Detroit” and provoking a veritable downpour of tweets and blog posts. Green urged fellow art bloggers to post their favorite works from the Detroit Institute of Arts and tweet with the hashtage #DayDetroit to raise awareness for the museum’s collection. Given the volume of activity, we spent the better part of our day summarizing what happened.

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Tuesday Links: The Rent Is Still Too Damn High

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2013

ANIMALNY's Halloween-themed Jimmy McMillan paper dolls

  • The Picasso thief’s mom Olga Dogaru is now claiming that she did not bake seven paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Matisse in the oven in a panic. [The New York Times]
  • Glafira Rosales, the dealer from Long Island who sold all those alleged fakes to Knoedler & Company pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud, money laundering, filing false tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. [The New York Times]
  • Richard Prince speaks in code. Yesterday over Twitter, the artist identified a new type of photography he calls photomil. Apparently that’s also the domain name, which is owned by some dude in Germany. [Twitter]
  • Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization. [The Onion]
  • BAM’s Visual Art Curator Dave Harper will leave for Paddle8 where he will become the director of special projects and client development. [AFC Inbox]
  • French magnate François Pinault’s art collection goes on view to the public for the first time, in the Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held. He has one of the largest contemporary art collections in the world. [Global Times]
  • Vladimir Putin has just signed a law allowing Russia to arrest foreigners and tourists whom they suspect are gay or gay sympathizers, and detain them up to two weeks. [The New York Times] Buzzfeed has a very scary listicle. [Buzzfeed] Klaus Biesenbach suggests boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics. [twitter]
  • Jimmy McMillan, aka “Rent Is Too Damn High” party leader, has hit the campaign trail for NYC mayor- and he needs signatures! As of this writing, he’s still a few thousand short of the 7,500 quota. [Village Voice] You can sign by downloading the petition on his website, and then email that to Jimmy. [Jimmy McMillan]
  • Some complicated invisible narratives for a bunch of monochromes. Greg Allen investigates. [Greg.org]
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This Week’s Must-See Art Events, Now and Forever

by Whitney Kimball on April 8, 2013
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It’s spring in New York, and to celebrate, we’ve got a week of new art listings! A new gallery opens in Sunset Park, a Polish artist gets posthumously reevaluated, an astrophysicist speaks about space and art, and Norte Maar gathers money for the year ahead. More after the jump.

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Tuesday Links

by Whitney Kimball on December 11, 2012

  • In case you haven’t read it yet, Greg Allen, in a whirlwind of dynamo art investigation, solves the mystery behind Bob Dylan’s paintings. He builds his case from a year of interviews, press statements, his own work with the Chinese paint mills, and the Todd Haynes movie. It’s really good. [greg.org]
  • Feeling newly empowered by the events of the last week, the Cooper Union students abandoned their lock-in. They now plan to implement the Cooper Union community’s right to vote out board members. [Hyperallergic]
  • The redesign plans for Jean Nouvel’s MoMA skyscraper, Tower Verre, have been released. They had to chop 200 feet off the top, possibly fearing that it would cast a shadow over Central Park in the winter. It’s still a soaring architectural monstrosity. [Curbed]
  • C-Monster’s Pablo Picasso GIF [cmonstah.tumblr.com]
  • The 2013 Texas Biennial curators have been announced. [D Magazine]
  • Hooray for the UK government, for scrapping a bill that would have required ISPs to store browsing history and email details for over a year. They felt that the Draft Communications Data Bill, which would have allowed police to view your shit without a warrant, would be an unnecessary level of surveillance. [Verge]
  • Blake Gopnik was one of the many fired from the “bloodbath” at Newsweek. [ARTinfo]
  • You can still read him at blakegopnik.com.

 

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September Preview Week: Lower East Side Openings

by The AFC Staff on September 5, 2012
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Openings in the LES begin tonight. Bring your umbrella.

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Links! Ice Cube and the Secret Leonardo; Nut Balls

by Will Brand on December 8, 2011

  • Ice Cube waxes about the Eameses in a promo video for Pacific Standard Time. Museum PR departments: this is how you do it. [YouTube]
  • Carolina Miranda’s written  a great introduction to the current wave of institutional critique – Bruces, Powhida, Dalton, Youngman, etc.  Hey, just an observation – these guys are all either Twitter-famous or YouTube-famous. When do we get to seriously institutionally critique Twitter or YouTube? [ARTnews]
  • One of Vasari’s frescos in Florence might be a victim of the celebrity cult he himself started; it’s getting tiny holes drilled in it to search for Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari[NY Times]
  • Greg Allen found John Cage’s recipe for “nut balls”, whatever those are. [Greg.org]
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