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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Rejoice! Our Times Are Intolerable and Nasty Women Are Front-and-Center

by Michael Anthony Farley on January 9, 2017
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New York’s week is characterized by two dominant themes: revisiting art history, and women owning “nastiness”. Monday, NYU’s Grey Art Gallery is launching Inventing Downtown, an ambitious look at how artist-run spaces informed the city’s radical aesthetics decades ago. Tuesday, Kate Hush illuminates archetypal feminine deception and betrayal at Cooler Gallery. She’ll be joined by legions of Nasty Women starting Thursday, when the Knockdown Center kicks-off a four-day fundraiser for Planned Parenthood featuring art, dance parties, and more. Alden Projects has a timely survey of Jenny Holzer’s early poster work that opens Friday, and White Columns is opening it’s 11th Annual, Looking Back. That’s but a sampling of the art history-mining going on this week. Stay nasty, New York, and remember that you always have been.

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This Weeks Must-See Art Events: The Art World Mobilizes for 2017

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on January 3, 2017
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For everyone who has complained that the art world is too apolitical in the past month or so, take note of how 2017 is kicking off. We have a week of feminist exhibitions, the start of a month-long project about Trump’s America Saturday at Petzel Gallery, and shows that tackle topics from water contamination to the holocaust and the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Welcome to the art world in the Trump era. If the list of participants at Petzel’s event is any indication, the big guns are coming out.

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We Went to No Man’s Land: Women Artists from The Rubell Family Collection

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on December 21, 2015
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At the Rubell Family Collection, dozens of contemporary women artists working in every conceivable medium left us very impressed.

Michael: Here, the blue-chip market and a private collector managed to accomplish something many institutions or independent curators haven’t—presenting an all-female show that feels as if it has nothing to prove.

Paddy: I still can’t get over how many monumental art works in this show so effectively dominated the space that you’d literally feel awestruck by their presence.

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Art at Its Best 2013: A Top Ten List

by Corinna Kirsch on December 23, 2013
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I’ve never been able to come up with a top ten list of exhibitions; big, lasting ideas don’t always take place in art on the wall. So, keep that in mind with my best-of list; there’re exhibitions, sure, but my main requirement was picking “art” that I keep coming back to time-and-time again.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Performa Alternatives

by The AFC Staff on November 4, 2013
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And there are so many.

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SnagFilms Greats According to Art F City

by Paddy Johnson on September 17, 2013
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Snagfilms believes you should have free access to their carefully curated library of movies, and that’s amazing. If you’re looking for an offbeat documentary, a film critic’s favorite, or simply a list of AFC-approved movies, you’re in luck. Snagfilms gives you all that in their social media friendly archive. Using their tools, we put together a collection of our own we recommend on Snagfilms. You can start watching them for free now! Take a look:

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Peter Nadin is an Art Press Magnet

by Paddy Johnson on July 5, 2011
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Gavin Brown seems to attract compelling narratives. Last fall, no one could shut up about Rob Pruitt’s come back. This summer, we’re all talking about the gallery’s Peter Nadin show (on view through July 30), another artist with a come back story for the ages. As the story goes, Nadin ran a gallery with Christopher D'Arcangelo in the 80’s until disputes over management dissolved the partnership. Following this, the artist suffered a nervous breakdown which according to the Times, “caused Nadin to begin seeing the world in a fundamentally different way.”

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