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Tuesday Links: Unforseen Bounties

by Corinna Kirsch on December 17, 2013


  • Well-known horrible person George Zimmerman is selling his personal artwork on eBay … bidding has nearly topped $100,000. (Thanks, Joseph Beuys, for the constant reminder that anyone and everyone can be an artist.) [Vanity Fair]
  • Film Comment gives us their Top 50 films of the year. 2013: This year has given me just enough time to see two of these films. It’s been a year of busy blogging. [Film Comment]
  • WELL, THIS WAS UNEXPECTED: Detroit’s bankruptcy ruling will be appealed. [Detroit Free Press]
  • The Hugo Boss Prize gives a single artist $100,000 and a solo show at the Guggenheim. The 2014 finalists were announced last week, and we haven’t said much about it because, well, as the Times points out, the list isn’t full of too many surprises. [The New York Times]
  • Is the Internet like a “stream” or a wealth of “pages”? #metaphorproblems [The Atlantic]
  • What doth plague the House of Sotheby’s? Less than a full rotation of the moon has gone by since Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art Tobias Meyer left under a cloudy resignation. Perhaps to shed its former woes, new changes are abreast; Sotheby’s has hired Domenico De Sole (from luxury fashion retailers Tom Ford and Gucci) as the auction house’s Lead Independent Director. [Art Market Monitor]
  • New publication “The Artist as Curator” claims the history of artists is an “understudied phenomenon.” Really? Nobody else cared to write or talk about this until now? [The Artist as Curator]
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IMG MGMT: Transience

by Sara Ludy on May 31, 2011
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Editor’s note: IMG MGMT is an image based essay series by artists. Today’s artist, Sara Ludy is a Los Angeles based artist and musician. She is a member of Computers Club and Tremblexy. This essay is purely image based.

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Things to Stop Talking About: The Readymade

by Corinna Kirsch on February 24, 2011
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The readymade needs to die, just like the term “white cube.” Both have become catch-all terms that lack any specific reference to their original source. Discussions of the objet trouvé are relevant only if they refer to Duchamp's Fountain (1917) or things that, like Fountain, were mass-produced and then, with very little mediation on the artist's part, placed into an art context. My problems with using the term “readymade” (in gallery press-releases, art historical writing, blog posts, etcetera) after the jump.

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We Get Mail

by Tom Moody on June 30, 2010
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We’re still working on getting the comment system fixed but in the meantime a few comments came in that I’ll respond to in the main post. My Jorge Pardo review will wait until we can have a proper pile-on.

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Comment Issues – Please Stay Tuned

by Tom Moody on June 29, 2010
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We’re having some problems with the new comment system. Older comments are disappearing from recent threads. Paddy is working on the problem and missing comments will be manually replaced tomorrow. In the meantime…

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Hello AFC Redesign! Nice to Meet You!

by Paddy Johnson on June 22, 2010
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Art Fag City freshens up its look a little. This means a cleaner front page design, show recommendations, social media up the wazoo, mobile plug-ins, and more. It also means BETTER COMMENTS.

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