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The Ramsey Clark Interviews: Defending Saddam Hussein

by Rachel Mason on June 2, 2016
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In a previous interview, I spoke with former U.S. Attorney General and longtime human rights activist Ramsey Clark about JFK’s assignation and wake, as well the current presidential election. In this conversation, Clark offers why he’s chosen to defend people who are largely considered evil, including Saddam Hussein. We talked in depth about why we try to understand these people.

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The Ramsey Clark Interviews: Strange Birthday With the Kennedys

by Rachel Mason on June 2, 2016
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In 2007, at a time of war, I wanted to understand how my creative output connected to global conflicts. I believe that, at the center of everything are people, so I started by researching the individuals behind them in order to better understand the rationale behind mass violence. I started researching their lives, I wrote songs about them, and I stared at them for a very long time, making little figurines.

It turned out that someone else had been exploring the topic for decades: former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who went on to defend some of the most notorious war criminals of the late 20th century, including Saddam Hussein. In this first interview Clark shares several personal stories that give shape to Clark’s personal ideologies, including a a vivid memory of Kennedy’s wake during his time in the Department of Justice under Kennedy and Johnson.

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The Best of Art F City, 2015

by Rea McNamara on December 31, 2015
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Revisiting the ‘Simple Net Art Diagram’, reviewing an art fair’s virtual tour, calling out Georg Baselitz, breaking news on the USC MFA Class, and even bringing back nerdocracy. Readers, we truly feel a real sense of accomplishment for the stories we wrote in 2015, especially after amassing them in a ‘Best of’ list such as this. We not only paid artists to attend art fairs, but also investigated sexism is arts publishing and even had two Renaissance cosmetics experts dish on body hair removal. Who else publishes this shit? No one.

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Hi, Artists! Autumn 2015 IMG MGMT Application Now Open

by The AFC Staff on July 6, 2015
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We’re now accepting applications for our autumn 2015 IMG MGMT series! Deadline is August 1.

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IMG MGMT: A Reflection on the “Spiritual Archeologist” Klaus Dona

by Nicholas Cueva on March 23, 2015
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I find his work annoying and frustrating, the presentation simple and slight. The ultimate aim is to misinform the already mindless—yet I love every one of these objects. I shouldn’t, but I do. To me, they represent the confusion and insanity of life, and give me hope that anyone’s misguided psychology can have something redeeming. I see a reflection of myself in Klaus.

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by Peter Burr and Porpentine on February 25, 2015
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Editor’s Note: IMG MGMT is a series of image-based essays by artists. This week’s artists are Peter Burr and Porpentine. We recommend viewing this essay in “Dark Mode” , a new feature that changes the default background on the blog to black. It can be turned off and on by using the button just above our ads.

Burr is a current NYFA fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts whose work has been shown in a range of spaces over the past decade including floating cinemas, cartoon schools, semi-legalized squats, libraries, and national museums. This includes MoMA PS1, Le Centre Pompidou, and The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Porpentine is a fem organism whose games and curation have contributed to the popularity of accessible game design software Twine. She’s won the XYZZY and Indiecade awards, had her work displayed at EMP Museum and The Museum of the Moving Image, and been profiled by the NYTimes.

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IMG MGMT: 110

by Ben Gocker on January 14, 2015
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This week, we reintroduce IMG MGMT, our annual series of essays by artists. The essay was founded in 2008 by Paddy Johnson and was inspired by folders of images which artists keep on their computers. This week’s artist is Ben Gocker.

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