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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Throw Your Art Career in MoMA’s Dumpster

by Whitney Kimball on October 20, 2014
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You won’t hear us bitching about Chelsea this week, which, given the last month, is probably a relief for all our readers. We’ll be more than occupied with protests, generative artworks, Bushwick Expo, video blowouts, and televisual operas. You can also expect to hear no end of promo for our auction, which ends —->THURSDAY, Thursday, Thursday!<—–

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Weekend Jams: Maria Lassnig’s “Kantate”

by Whitney Kimball on July 13, 2014
Screen grab from Maria Lassnig's "Kantate"

Screen grab from Maria Lassnig’s “Kantate”

Maria Lassnig, who passed away last May, seems to have been used to pain. In her retrospective at PS1, paintings portray “body awareness”, with fears, anguish, suffocation, and limbs dissolving existentially into space. In her famous portrait “You or Me?”, Lassnig holds a gun to her head while aiming another at the viewer, a gesture which reads as being your own worst enemy.

This is what makes her video “Kantate,” or “Cantata”, so special. Lassnig sings the song of her life’s ups and downs, which we’ve read about in the wall texts– bad luck with men, isolation, and self-deprecation. But for all of the loneliness that comes through in the painting, we finally get to see the love of her life: art.

Click through to watch the video on YouTube. Unfortunately this doesn’t come with subtitles, but scroll to the “about” section for the English translation.

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Rockaway!: A Celebrity-Filled Rockaway Tribute, With Heart

by Whitney Kimball on July 2, 2014
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Rockaway!, the Klaus Biesenbach-conceived Rockaways art festival, is about 50% art tourism and 50% deep sentiment.

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AFC’s Stocking Stuffers: Picks From the Art Book Fair

by Whitney Kimball on December 12, 2013
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Holiday shopping we can get behind.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Humor, Sleaze, and Community

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on November 18, 2013
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For those of you who didn’t get tickets to Performa, we’ve got more local alternatives. We’ll have a day of humor and sleaze for Mike Kelley; a show for cyberpunk kids; and a handful of events involving important TV artists. Group Material co-founder Julie Ault will show us the meaning of collaboration, and at the Kitchen’s benefit, we’ll show the meaning of giving. And Clifford Owens is doing that performance again where he does whatever the audience tells him to, so watch out for him.

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Pentagram Ecology: Toward a Nocturnal Phenomenology

by Luke Turner on June 25, 2013
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An examination of late night/early morning perception of artworks.

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This Is What Happens When You Try to See The Rain Room

by Whitney Kimball on June 14, 2013
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Rain Room is the latest in museum crazes, an installation where motion sensors make it possible for you to walk through a steady downpour without getting wet. It’s widely agreed upon that Rain Room is nothing short of a miracle.

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