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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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The Pant Suits Come Off: Yesterday’s Action at Madison Square

by Paddy Johnson on December 20, 2016
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It’s hard to imagine a day for worse news than yesterday. Andrey G. Karlov, a Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead while speaking at an art opening the Contemporary Arts Center in the Cankaya area of Ankara. In Berlin, an attack by terrorists killed nine after they plowed a truck into a Christmas market. And what many believed to be our last hope to save democracy, the electoral college, let America down: only two Trump electors defected in the electoral college, while four voted against Clinton. (Congress would have voted for Trump even if 37 voters defected, but the symbolism would have been significant.)

On days like this, it can be easy to lose sight of the work that is being done. Amidst all the set backs, there are people protesting and taking a stand. One such example came yesterday in Madison Square Park, when a small group of 10 women performers stood clustered in the cold wearing pant suits and holding scissors.

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Protestors Take Over the Guggenheim With Giant Projections

by Whitney Kimball on March 25, 2014
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Last night, protestors lit up the Guggenheim Museum, to raise awareness of slavelike labor conditions on Saadiyat Island.

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New Artist Commissions Debut on CNN

by Paddy Johnson on August 28, 2012
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I’ll admit to having a biased interest in CNN’s gallery of artworks commissioned for the elections. I recommended a number of the artists for this feature, so it’s fascinating to see who made their final list and who the organization came up with themselves. Judging by the commissions, it appears Bravo’s cancelled Work of Art reality series has more influence on mainstream news media than I would have guessed.

A couple of quick thoughts on the feature:

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Professors, Artists, Workers, and Activists Rally Inside MoMA

by Whitney Kimball on January 16, 2012
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Friday night, Occupy Museums conducted an exceptionally clear and efficient GA under Sanja Ivekovic’s controversial feminist monument Lady Rosa of Luxembourg. Why we need a new ABC No Rio, a continued focus on lock-outs, and how Free Fridays were won by demonstrators forty years ago.

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Tonight at 6: Occupy Museums Meets Inside MoMA

by Whitney Kimball on January 13, 2012
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Occupy Museums is back! Occupy Museums, Arts and Labor, 16 Beaver, and Occupy Sotheby’s plan to orchestrate a massive gathering inside MoMA tonight at 6 PM: a significantly expanded collaboration between activist groups with a wide range of interests. Their press release, and our take.

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The Deal With Occupy Museums

by Paddy Johnson on October 24, 2011
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Is Occupy Museums as naive as its critics seem to think? I talk to those behind the movement to get a better sense of what they believe and where this is going. There’s a lot less to be skeptical about than many seem to believe.

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Why Karen Archey is Wrong About Occupy Museums

by Will Brand on October 21, 2011
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In a piece yesterday, Karen Archey asked, “Why is Occupy Wall Street Protesting NYC Museums, and Not Super Rich Galleries and Art Fairs?” The post is aimed at Occupy Museums, the Occupy Wall Street Arts and Culture project that began protesting yesterday outside MoMA and the New Museum. Pretty rapidly, however, it descends into personal axe-grinding against Art Fag City. Here’s why she’s wrong.

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In Our Masthead: Noah Fischer

by Art Fag City on June 16, 2008

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Noah Fischer, Pop Ark, 2008. Installation detail.

Noah Fischer Biography

Noah Fischer is a Brooklyn-based sculptor originally from the San Francisco Bay area. The artist primarily experiments with lo-tec lighting effects, which has lead to a unique body of photographs as well as sculptural light shows that remix narrative elements from TV, movies, theater, and the internet. After attending Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1999) and Columbia University (MFA 2004), Fischer received a Fulbright to the Netherlands where he began an ongoing collaboration with the theatre group andcompany&Co (now based in Berlin) as set designer and performer. Together they have produced three performances to date including the currently touring Time Republic which premiered at the Steirischer Herbst festival in Austria in September 2007. Noah Fischer’s first solo show, Rhetoric Machine, opened at the Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery in New York in November 2006, and his next exhibition, Monitor, will open at the Claire Oliver Gallery in October 2008.

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