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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Anxiety on High

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on January 16, 2017
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Let’s face it—the bulk of this week’s chatter in the art world isn’t going to be about Donald Trump’s Inauguration, but Marilyn Minter and Madonna’s talk Thursday evening at the Brooklyn Museum lamenting it. And that’s as it should be. Resistance to this new presidency is essential.
Friday, we’ll be participating in the #J20 Art Strike, so no content on our website will be available but for a livestream of Rachel Mason lip synching the inauguration as FutureClown. Those seeking to participate in the art protests can head to the Whitney where Occupy Museums will be hosting a “Speak Out”.

Other than that, we’re recommending a show about soul crushing anxiety and despair at LUBOV, and a show called “Infected Foot” at Greene Naftali, because sickness also seems like an appropriate theme for the week. Sorry to be depressing. Unfortunately, there’s no other honest way to paint the events.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to School

by Whitney Kimball on September 3, 2013
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No more indoor screenings; this week, we are very busy and important people. Chelsea’s bringing the mega-openings. Prolific emerging artists are everywhere, and Transfer Gallery is back in action. And all through fashion week, the PowerSuit Boutique is making PowerSuits for all of us.

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We Went To the Upper East Side, Vol. One

by The AFC Staff on August 6, 2012
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This week, we crawled out of our blog cave to set out on a new adventure for our “We Went to _____” series: the Upper East Side. To be expected from the UES, we saw some blue chip art, but we also found some surprises, like a show by emerging net artists. What we liked, and what we should’ve skipped, within.

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Who’s Going to DC’s (e)merge Art Fair Tomorrow?

by Paddy Johnson on September 22, 2011
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I’m in DC for the week, so in addition to visiting some of the nations greatest treasures, I’ll be attending the (e)merge art fair tonight and tomorrow (the event runs through Sunday September 25th). Every fair has a concept that defines its character, whether it be new art dealers, collective exhibition strategies, or whatever it is the Armory touts, and this one is no different. According to their website, “(e)merge combines an exhibition platform for galleries and nonprofits with that for vetted projects by unrepresented artists.” We’ll see how the unrepresented artist idea turns out, it could go either way.

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