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Can Democratic Art Fairs Succeed?

by Paddy Johnson on November 11, 2014
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It’s been a good week for art. Between the EAB Fair launch and The Independent Fair, there was more conversation to be had about the quality of art itself than the money people were paying for it. That had to do not just with the quality of work on view, but the community that created it.

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We Went to Chelsea: There Are No Drones in Chelsea

by Henry Kaye Corinna Kirsch Andrew Wagner on July 10, 2014
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AFC Senior Editor Corinna Kirsch and Editorial Fellows Henry Kaye and Andrew Wagner give their takes on the industrial-themed summer group show at David Zwirner and Louise Lawler’s tracings of photographs at Metro Pictures.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Openings, Round Two

by Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch and Gabriela Vainsencher on September 9, 2013
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Time for round two of massive openings. After over a year, CANADA Gallery finally reopens in its new Broome street space, right across from P!. On Thursday night, Chelsea opens. On Friday night, something’s going down at the Redhook galleries, but we’re not sure what. And tomorrow, we hope Cleopatra’s doubles its benefit goals for artist, curator, and Dependent Fair founder Rose Marcus, to help her pay for major surgery–and so do many talented artists who’ve contributed to her benefit auction. All that, and more, after the jump!

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Frieze In-and-Out

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on January 28, 2013
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Frieze New York has released their list of fair exhibitors, so we took the liberty of charting exhibitor movement in and out of the fair. Expect a slightly more upscale fair without much change in size. Their debut last year included 180 “of the most exciting contemporary art galleries working today,” whereas this March,we’ll see “a carefully selected presentation of over 180 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries.” They can’t expand their tent—it’s apparently as large as legally possible—so the bulk of the changes we’ll see won’t be with the shape of the floor plan, but rather who’s on it.

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Must-See Art Events: Finales Week

by Whitney Kimball on January 21, 2013
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This week, shows go out with a bang. We’re about to witness Flux Factory’s final Death Match, the Artist’s Institute’s final Haim Steinbach event, and the complete trilogy of Olaf Breuning’s “Home.”

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We Went to Chelsea: Where is the Horsey Love?

by The AFC Staff on January 10, 2013
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This week in Chelsea, we visited the 24th Street galleries.

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AFC Talks to Dealers About the ADAA Versus The Armory

by Corinna Kirsch on March 9, 2012
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New York City's longest-running fair, The Art Show is a small gem and a successful fair, if for no other reason than a steady stream of return customers. Art Fag City spoke with several galleries who show at both The Armory Show and The Art Show and asked them why they prefer showing at each venue.

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B. Wurtz: Works at Metro Pictures

by Whitney Kimball on June 29, 2011
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You don't have to be an industrial designer to be a sculptor. Sometimes the reminder is bracing. Works, a forty-year survey of B. Wurtz's work on view at Metro Pictures, is a modest slap in the face to the commercial gloss and industrial scale of much recent sculpture.

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Gallery Goer Asks The Question: What Is This Shit?

by Paddy Johnson on December 20, 2005
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The take home question from Saturday’s art viewing activities was first heard outside the Olaf Breuning show at Metro Pictures. “What is this?” a viewer asked a Metro Picture staff member. “It’s Art!” the man replied. After an awkward pause the director decided to follow this answer up with some further explanation, but you’ve got […]

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