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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Old School Survival

by Paddy Johnson and Rea McNamara on June 6, 2016
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Urban survival, whether it’s the cost of living in New York or even riding along Sag Habour in a self-sustaining houseboat, looms largely in this week’s events. Tonight’s lecture at the Morbid Anatomy Museum suggests that this dates back to Weimar Berlin’s era of anarchy and decadence, where fake fakirs — religious ascetics who live solely on alms — got by with their gnarly nails and pins piercing. Flash forward to Saturday’s MoMA opening of Nan Goldin’s famous 1986 visual diary “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”, and those piercings became the battle scars of surviving the East Village’s punk bohemia. Today, we’re thankfully more practical in eking out our incomes: we look to the sun and its instruments (see this Thursday’s opening of the “Heliotropes” group show at Geary Contemporary) or envision terrible futures in our analogue pasts (“that old school dystopia” at Theodore:Art on Friday). But sustainability, if we quickly cut to the chase, really involves supporting each other, which is why this weekend’s workshops around the nuts and bolts of artist finances or even writing and editing an artist statement will get you ahead. No need for any physical scars.

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Fresh New Digs for Aging Independent

by Chris Green on March 4, 2016
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The Independent art fair is apparently all grown up and ready to cement its place of privilege in a new Tribeca location. This year’s event space, Spring Studios, is better known for exclusive fashion and Tribeca Film Festival events, but the organizers believe it is just right for a fair that now considers itself to be mature and ambitious. Aging is perhaps a more appropriate characterization here—this year, the formerly new-blood establishment of the Independent seems as though it is content to coast into retirement.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: FREE CHILI

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 17, 2014
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This week’s events include Audubon, purveyors of good taste, bad taste, chili, and a lot of emerging talent.

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This Week’s Must See Events: Is Gagosian Having an Identity Crisis?

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on March 10, 2014
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After the tide of art fairs and biennials last week, we get a lighter events listing this week. For those of you interested in luxury, there’s Gagosian’s exhibition of Chinese antiques—a strange choice for a contemporary art gallery. We’re going to William Powhida’s solo exhibition at Postmasters for a dose of art-as-criticism and checking out Smack Mellon’s open studios for a glimpse into what artists are working on outside of the galleries.

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The Official Art Basel Miami Beach Slideshow and Commentary

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on December 6, 2013
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The best and worst of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, in photos.

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We Went to Chelsea: Blue Chip Edition, Part One

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on March 27, 2013
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Mitchell-Innes & Nash smells like hamster shavings, the quality of paintings made out of paint brushes at Paul Kasmin is debatable, and Zach Feuer’s Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg ain’t for kids.

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Highlights from Art Basel Miami Beach

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch and Will Brand on December 6, 2012
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Art Basel Miami Beach is not fun, but sometimes, through the fluorescent lighting, puzzle-piece layout, and brazen privilege, you see some art you like. This is not a typical sentiment at an art fair, populated as they are with the type of work only a catnipped cat would love. However, this year we—and a few others—noticed something a little fishy: for an art fair, the work was in surprisingly good taste.

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“In plain sight” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

by Whitney Kimball on August 8, 2012
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Like most press releases for painting shows, the latest from Mitchell-Innes & Nash has something to say about The State of Painting. While we’d assumed that realist painting is willfully ignorant of progress, it tells us, we now realize that painting is “just one of many ways to process an image.” Is it?

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Current Chelsea Status: Fun

by Whitney Kimball on December 16, 2011
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In an effort to cover more art before shows close, AFC decided to visit a handful of galleries and report what we saw. More than usual, I wanted to stay longer. Here are my notes from five shows at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Mixed Greens, Paula Cooper, and Tanya Bonakdar.

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There’s Still Shit Left To Do In December

by Whitney Kimball on December 8, 2011
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Don’t worry, we’ll be gentle. After this year’s auction protests, art fairs, and museum freakshows, it’s high time we sit our asses down to some video games. Here are a few art events that require little to no effort (in a good way) this month.

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