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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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More Progress on the Arts Workers’ Front

by Paddy Johnson on October 29, 2014

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We’re glad to see that The Art Handlers Alliance of New York exists. The organization works to secure health benefits, fair wages, job protection for the thousands of handlers working in the city. Tuesday November 4th they will finalize their Bill of Rights at Momenta, which they are encouraging institutions to follow. Additionally, they’re talking about instituting all kinds of services; a legal workshop on the new sick day law, formalizing a job-referral network and hosting quarterly openings showcasing the work of members in the alliance.

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NSFW: This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Wish In One Hand

by Whitney Kimball on May 20, 2013
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A will to change is in the air, but it’s against a backdrop of the same-old. At the New Museum, Karen Finley’s live sext paintings challenge an institutional denial of boundary-pushing work, while the Whitney has more shows of Hopper and Hockney. Klaus Biensenbach and The Jogging talk about rising waters (in their own ways), at Hyperallergic and Still House respectively. Plus, a group show of some of art’s most vocal activists addresses failure.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events at the L Mag

by Whitney Kimball on September 24, 2012
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This week’s dive into event listings yielded a trove of art events so glorious that 900 words could not contain them. The Art Book Fair and the Dumbo Arts Fest are just a few of this week’s gems. Whether you’re painting this week or trying to hack the mainframe, we’ve got an art event for that.

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14 Shows You’ve Gotta See in April

by The AFC Staff on April 6, 2012
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Good artworks, like good bears, hibernate. For months, they can’t be found; but now, with the gradual lengthening of days, they’re poking their heads back out, and taking refuge in warming galleries.

But which?

Art Fag City is here to help. With the assistance of local guides and our own expertise, we’ve determined a few select locations where you may be fortunate enough to see good art in the wild. If you spot it, be sure to be quiet, and move slowly; good art is very easily frightened. Good luck!

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56 Bogart: Where Manufacturing Fails Artist Communities Will Rise

by Paddy Johnson on November 23, 2011
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The history of gallery migration in New York is by now well-known, even if its particulars are not. Often it starts with a single artist-friendly building, that becomes the hub for community and neighborhood development. This gets interesting when there are circumstances where the failure of manufacturing is the stimulus for the rise of arts. A case in point; back in 1971, dealers Leo Castelli, Andre Emmerich, Ileana Sonnabend and John Weber opened quarters at 420 West Broadway — a former paper warehouse they bought outright — thus opening Soho to the galleries of 57th Street. Chelsea's early days have a similar history: the manager of 529 West 20th boasted in 1997 that “twenty-two galleries had signed up” to fill former storage space. In Dumbo, it was the long-running art support at St. Ann's Warehouse that propelled the neighborhood to prominence.

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