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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Art from Pelham Bay to Fort Jay

by Michael Anthony Farley on August 29, 2016
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Okay, now that we’re on the brink of September, New York is coming back to life. And what a life it is—from anarchist spots in Bushwick to mansions in the Bronx, holograms on Governors Island to museums is Astoria—we’ve dug deep to find you the best, weirdest, and most under-represented stuff to do this week across the city.

Tuesday is your last chance to see Cao Fei’s solo show at PS1, and she’s speaking at Pratt that evening. So take a G train jaunt from the museum to the Pratt campus and also catch the closing reception for their Fine Arts MFA thesis exhibition before the talk. Wednesday, get digital u/dys-topian thinking with the surreal architectural images of Dionisio Gonzalez at Galerie Richard and the new Anarcho Tech Collective at The Base. Thursday, Carolina Nitsch Project Room is hosting two projects spanning 50 years of collective Art & Language, and Zak Krevitt’s solo show at Ray Gallery takes viewers inside the world of the “puppy play” fetish.

Friday, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx is throwing an opening reception for its centennial garden celbration. The museum has commissioned over a dozen sculptures to respond to sites in its formal gardens. Saturday, head to another overlooked landmark across town: the Governor’s Island Art Fair is bringing work such as Julia Maria Sinelnikova glittery, tech-heavy installations to the historic Colonel’s Row. Then, World Money Gallery is hosting a two-artist salute to Bushwick’s litter (the last line of defense against gentrification?). Finally, spend Sunday unwinding in the serene Noguchi Museum, but don’t worry about spending money—it’s a free admission “Community Day.”

There’s finally no excuse to be bored this week. It’s a big city out there. Go explore!

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Should I Get An MFA? The 2016 Edition

by Rea McNamara on January 21, 2016
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Back in 2011 AFC asked the question, “Should I get an MFA?” At the time we leaned towards “No”. There were a number of reasons cited, the most pressing being that we believed it was too expensive and most artists could get the equivalent experience in the real world.

Five years later, has much changed?

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Pumpkinhead Appreciation, and a New Sarah Thornton Book

by Whitney Kimball on October 27, 2014
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Our plastic pumpkin baskets overfloweth.

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Pratt Upload Recap: The Post Human Panel

by Corinna Kirsch on October 21, 2014
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Didn’t go this weekend? Here’s what you missed.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Live From Grand Rapids!

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on October 6, 2014
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Cancel whatever you’re doing at 7 PM tonight, readers. Paddy Johnson will be critiquing the finalists of ArtPrize, in the 3D and time-based categories. (Peruse the finalists here. Watch the Livestream here.) The stakes are high; we expect some animated debate to light up twitter tonight.

And the rest of the week looks equally promising: fashion snarker Simon Doonan talks menswear, the New York Film Fest continues, and Philadelphia’s Vox Populi Gallery sees a weekend filled with Videofreex, Jeanine Oleson, and Jaimie Warren.

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A Primer on the Theo Westenberger Estate

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on June 16, 2014
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Photographer Theo Westenberger had a massively successful career before she died in 2008 of lung cancer. Now the estate works full time to make her generosity known. An Interview with Estate Executor Colleen Keegan and staff artists Molly Butcher and Dominic Jones.

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Pratt Institute to Separate the School of Art and Design

by Corinna Kirsch on February 13, 2014
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Just one of many big changes coming to Pratt.

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Don’t Miss: PHATT-B Digital Arts Fest. Now With AFC After Party!

by Whitney Kimball and Hannah Garner on September 19, 2013
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AFC is so excited for the PHATT-B Digital Arts Fest this weekend that we’re throwing an official after party! You gotta be there.

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