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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Pussy Riot Comes to Brooklyn, SculptureCenter Explores Time

by Anthony Hicks Corinna Kirsch Whitney Kimball on February 3, 2014
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Brave the cold just a little longer, for we have so much art to see this week. Talks abound, from B. Wurtz on the history of sculpture to Winkleman Gallery’s panel on African-Americans in Soviet culture. We have openings, like a feminist sound art retrospective at CUNY and Greenpoint’s winter open studios night. Round out Sunday with a Genesis Breyer P-Orridge film-screening and book launch at PS1 and we’ll call it a week. Just grin and bear it.

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AFC’s Cheat Sheet for Today’s Contemporary Sale at Phillips de Pury

by The AFC Staff on June 28, 2012
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Get ready for another art auction! Today Phillips de Pury will hold its Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London. We’re watching it online at 7 PM (2 PM for New Yorkers), and we’ve created a cheat sheet for the most talked about lots. Which records will be shattered? Which artworks will be remain unsold? And most important, will the auctioneer pronounce artists’ names correctly?

We made pros and cons for the works that were most interesting to us, so you can place your bets. Our predictions: cement trucks, dicks, and the letter U will all edge toward victory.

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Friday Link Machine: Dogs, Nonsense, and Ai Weiwei

by Corinna Kirsch on February 17, 2012

  • Randy Kennedy writes a delightful piece on the bounty of dog art on view in New York museums. Aw, dog-casso. [The New York Times]
  • Get ready for a ton of Olympics-inspired art with the London 2012 Olympics. Tracey Emin’s painting a plane [FAD] and, as we posted recently, Ai Weiwei’s designing a pavilion for the games. [Arch Daily]
  • This comment thread about Nicholas O’Brien’s essay “Observations on the Proliferation of Online Galleries” is picking up steam on Google+. We plan on offering up our thoughts soon. [Google+]
  • If Transylvanian imprisonment and homosexual spies don’t pique your interest in an artist, I guess nothing will. [Interview]
  • Yesterday, House Republicans held a hearing on contraception – without any women. [The Nation]
  • Since when is the use of stock imagery in art a “relatively new phenomenon that is proliferating daily”? [Frieze]
  • This weekend at Dia: Beacon, Yvonne Rainer, that queen of proper performance art etiquette who wrote a letter dismissing Marina Abramovic, will be re-performing several of her earliest works from the 1960s, alongside several recent ones. [Dia: Beacon]
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