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R. H. Quaytman

We Went to No Man’s Land: Women Artists from The Rubell Family Collection

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on December 21, 2015
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At the Rubell Family Collection, dozens of contemporary women artists working in every conceivable medium left us very impressed.

Michael: Here, the blue-chip market and a private collector managed to accomplish something many institutions or independent curators haven’t—presenting an all-female show that feels as if it has nothing to prove.

Paddy: I still can’t get over how many monumental art works in this show so effectively dominated the space that you’d literally feel awestruck by their presence.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Superstar Pee

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on October 5, 2015
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Plan to spend at least part of your time at major exhibition openings in New York this week. This Wednesday the New Museum opens their Jim Shaw exhibition, an artist who has been referred to as the posterboy for “junk shop sublime”. (He incorporates a lot of second hand work into his sculptures and installations.) Come Sunday the quinquennial survey show everyone loves to hate—Greater New York—opens at MoMA PS1. No artist list has been released, but we’re sure this show will be better than the last if for no other reason than the bar was set so low. Critic Christian Viveros-Faune, when complaining of the pains the 2010 show took to be politically correct hilariously concluded, “No matter—black Jesus floating down from on high with a strap-on would not improve this disaster of an assembly one iota.” We’re hoping an artist has made that work for this exhibition.

The rest of the week’s events include a talk by artist, writer, lawyer and teacher Sergio Munoz Sarmiento which will focus on property through the lens of the law and art and Taner Ceylan’s opening of hyper-realistic borderline gay porn paintings. The most promising opening, though, is a solo show of work by Brigid Berlin, a Warhol Superstar who once boasted about a daily routine that involved throwing her coat off on the floor, dropping her pants and pissing. Can’t wait to see what’s in that show!

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Kara Walker Strikes Back

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on November 17, 2014
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Just when you thought it was okay to take tasteless selfies, Kara Walker will exhibit the videos she made to spy on you. Oh, my!

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Art About Time, and Bushwick Open Studios

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on May 27, 2014
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Time: a universal topic in art, but especially prominent in this week’s art events. Thinkers Tacita Dean, R. H. Quaytman, John Powers, and Marco Antonini are just a few who will be taking on time as subject matter.

It is also time to start planning for Bushwick Open Studios. This post covers the several Bushwick galleries and satellite fair which will be opening for this week’s massive open studio walk. Coming up next: AFC’s picks for artist studios. Stay tuned!

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John Baldessari and R.H. Quaytman on Jack Goldstein: “Nobody Knew Who He Was”

by Corinna Kirsch on June 27, 2013
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Every once in a while an artist’s talk comes along that’s as spirited as a wild dinner party. The conversation’s good, if a little off track, but mostly, it’s the company that makes the evening worthwhile. That pretty much sums up what happened Tuesday night at the Jewish Museum’s “Dialogue and Discourse: How Is Jack Goldstein?”, a roundtable held in conjunction with the Jewish Museum’s current exhibition Jack Goldstein x 10,0000.

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This Week’s Art Events: Cyber Monday

by Whitney Kimball on November 26, 2012
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This week, we’re stuffing our stockings with local art.

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[Sponsor] A Conversation with R.H. Quaytman

by Paddy Johnson on November 23, 2012
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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: R.H. Quaytman

“In [R.H.] Quaytman’s work, all glances are sidelong.” Steven Stern wrote for Frieze Magazine two years ago. He was describing the painter’s predilection for footnotes, or more specifically, her desire to move away from the painting as a singular object, of single-minded attention, to something a little more complex.

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Proofs and Refutations at David Zwirner

by Will Brand on April 18, 2011
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Proofs and Refutations Date: FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH 2011 – TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH 2011 Venue: David Zwirner, 525 West 19th Street AFC’s Rating: 7/10 (Will Brand) “Proofs and Refutations”, co-curated by a Mathematics professor at City College, might be the smartest show of the year so far. It’s a diverse body of work we’ve rarely seen before and almost never seen […]

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