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Ken Johnson

Ryder Ripps’s “ART WHORE” In the Running For Most Offensive Project of 2014

by Whitney Kimball on November 11, 2014
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This has not been the art world’s finest season.

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On the Latest Ken Johnson Shit Storm: Are “Bad Boy” and “Soccer Mom” Comparable Terms?

by Paddy Johnson on November 7, 2014
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It’s been two weeks since New York Times critic Ken Johnson penned his review of Michelle Grabner’s show at James Cohan and debate over whether he used sexist language to dismiss it still rages on. A few responses to the responses on the responses.

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Not Just a “Soccer Mom,” Michelle Grabner Likes Math

by Corinna Kirsch on October 24, 2014
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I’ve seen Grabner’s show Ken Johnson complained about. What is he talking about? No, really, what?

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How Do People Feel About the Gramsci Monument?

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on August 16, 2013
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“Another monument to his monumental ego,” Ken Johnson recently labelled Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument, a big wooden community center which looks like a set from Peter Pan, and occupies the Bronx’s Forest Housing Projects through September. Rather than a towering chrome figurehead, the monument is an intellectual playground; a drastic improvement to the quality of life at Forest; and an overwhelmingly loving event.

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It’s the End of The World As We Know It

by The AFC Staff on December 28, 2012
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This year, the art world became more dysfunctional than usual. As such, we talked about social injustice, power struggles, and uneven distribution of wealth seemingly endlessly. Who knows if it helped, but writing these ten posts made us feel just a little bit better.

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Times Critic Caught in This Week’s Witch Hunt

by The AFC Staff on November 27, 2012
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“Black artists didn’t invent assemblage.” That statement, and others like it, written by The New York Times art critic Ken Johnson, has provoked the ire of fellow critics, artists, and Times readers alike. His remarks about two recent exhibitions, Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 and The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World have exploded into a tirade across Facebook—with complaints lodged by Kara Walker and Jerry Saltz among others—and now, an anonymous group has gone so far as to petition the Times to “acknowledge and address this editorial lapse and the broader issues raised by these texts.” So, what are these broader issues, and problems, if any?

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The AFC Guide to Disliking Laurel Nakadate Without Hating Women

by Corinna Kirsch on December 6, 2011
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I have a problem with Laurel Nakadate. It has nothing to do with her thighs, and everything to do with Craigslist and her lacy panties.

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