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The Art F City Paddle8 Auction is Live!

by The AFC Staff on February 7, 2014
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Good news. The Art F City auction is live on Paddle8 and we’re employing every form of digital media to let people know! That means you’ve got through Monday, February 17th at NOON sharp to bid on all live items before the heading to Postmasters Gallery for the live auction with CK Swett. You have through Monday, February 17th at TEN PM to bid on silent lots.

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Reflecting on a Week’s Worth of Conversation About Dudes and Their Shows

by Whitney Kimball on September 24, 2013
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Looks like Fall 2013 won’t be promising any new awakenings in the New York art world. This season, the institution leans harder than ever on its white male mainstays.

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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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Twitter Debate About ArtPrize, Now a YouTube Series

by Paddy Johnson on January 30, 2012
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Back in early January, Carolina Miranda, John Powers and I had a twitter debate over the merits of ArtPrize, the self-proclaimed grand experiment in Grand Rapids, MI, which awards hundreds of thousands of dollars, based mostly on popular vote. Carolina was suspicious, John thought ArtPrize could do artists better, and I decided the event was great. Hoping to hash this issues out a little a more in person, John Powers and I spent close to two hours with ArtPrize’s Kevin Buist, discussing its various merits and detractors. The result: 18 sequential YouTube videos documenting our conversation, idea by idea.

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34 AFC Friends Cite Their Favorite Link of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 31, 2011
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As is our annual tradition, I’ve asked people I know and respect to contribute their single favorite link for the year. No themes. No grand explanations. Just one link, and one sentence describing why they liked it. For the first time ever, this year I received no dupe links. The web is a much larger place than it used to be.

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Occupy Museums: Splinter or Faction?

by Paddy Johnson on October 31, 2011
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Is Occupy Museums a splinter group or a faction? Does it serve the greater cause of the OWS protests, or does it needlessly divert resources? It’s a question our commenters have been hashing out on “Why Splinter Groups Don’t Take Away From Occupy Wall Museums”. I tend to fall on the side of faction — AFC’s Will Brand made a compelling argument for this last week — but there’s more than one perspective on this. A few highlighted comments from the thread follow. First, a handy metaphor from Deborah Fisher, executive director at A Blade of Grass:

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Why Splinter Movements Don’t Take Away Credibility From Occupy Wall Street

by Paddy Johnson on October 28, 2011
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The tenor of this argument has been making me uncomfortable; it sounds a lot like those concerned about the raggedy drummers and incoherent rants giving the larger movement a bad name. The truth of the matter is, no matter how elegant the language, the movement would still be attacked. That's what power structures do when they feel threatened.

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