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No Remedies: Coco Fusco on the Ills of Art School

by Corinna Kirsch on December 18, 2014
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“When I hear people like W.A.G.E. group wanting [artists] to get paid, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s nice. But what planet do you live on?’”

Those were some of the contentious words artist and MLK visiting professor at MIT Coco Fusco chose to introduce her hour-long talk at Momenta Art earlier this month. The talk, “Creative Extraction: Why are Art Schools at the Vanguard of Unreasonable Debt Burdens?”, was part of a program offered by Occupy Museums that relates to their exhibition and upcoming conference on The Artist as Debtor. It centered around the idea that higher education is a debt trap. Rather than trying to fix the current labor situation, like W.A.G.E., Fusco believes in addressing the root of the problem: art schools and high MFA costs.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Get Your Ass to This Contemporary Fluxus Theater Event

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on November 3, 2014
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And plenty of other talks, fairs, and openings in which you can take your ass.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events Are This Season’s Must-See Art Events

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on October 28, 2013
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There’s been a variety of fun and whimsical art events lately, but every once in a while there’s a week of substantive works which we’ll be thinking back on for years to come. Performa is one of those, and the online biennial “The Wrong” might be another. And after 41 years, this Tuesday’s event at the Clocktower Gallery may be your last opportunity to visit before it’s turned into luxury condos.

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PHATT-B, a One-Day Digital Art Festival to Launch September 21

by Paddy Johnson on September 12, 2013
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Art F City is pleased to announce that we are the exclusive media partner for the inaugural Pratt PHATT-B digital conference. The one-day festival includes keynote address by Eva and Franco Mattes, panel discussions, workshops, and an exhibition. It is free and open to the public.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Very Professional Art Blogging

by Whitney Kimball on May 28, 2013
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Once again, the art world hums with very important people keeping up-to-date with highly relevant art. Our editors Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch are packing their bags to bring you international, onsite Venice Biennale coverage. I prepare for my up-to-the-minute reportage of Bushwick Open Studios. We’ll be answering your most burning questions, like what art does God like? Where’s the best sandwich? What’s that duck doing under that bus? Busy, busy, busy!

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We Went to Bushwick with Gawker’s Adrian Chen, Part 1 of 2

by The AFC Staff on March 4, 2013
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Bushwick may be the last stop on our “We Went To” series, but we brought primo bloggerazzi Adrian Chen of Gawker. Be afraid, Bushwick.

In this post we discuss: Siobhan McBride at NURTUREart, Tad Beck and Diana Cherbuliez at Theodoreart, and Oasa DuVerney at Momenta.

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Eight Brooklyn Galleries Participate in the Exhibition Series Brooklyn / Montreal This January

by Paddy Johnson on December 27, 2012
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Add Brooklyn / Montreal to the list of exhibitions I’m looking forward to in the New Year. Join me Saturday, January 12 at A.I.R. Gallery for a discussion on cultural exchange.

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The Big Trouble with Bloomberg at Momenta Art

by Corinna Kirsch on October 3, 2012
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The idea behind Occupy Museum’s current project, “Occupy Your BFF (Bloomberg Family Foundation)” at Momenta Art, was to take financial information that already exists in the real world and showcase it in an art gallery. There’s print-outs of the Bloomberg Foundation’s I-990s, a video showing Michael Bloomberg’s living room, and charts documenting economic disparity in the States—all the type of stuff that can be found online. “The information is engaging in a way that could only occur in an art gallery,” Occupy Museums organizer Imani Brown told us. All this sounds pretty basic to us, but Occupy’s target of choice—Bloomberg—has become a serious issue, giving rise to suspicion surrounding the recent departure of a Momenta Art board member.

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