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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Spooooky Edition

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on October 26, 2015
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Halloween is here! The art world’s favorite holiday. If you aren’t busy working on a last minute costume, head to American Medium Tuesday night to see AFC’s friend Brenna Murphy and pick up her new book, Domain~Lattice. Wednesday night, go to the New Museum’s insanely fun Halloween party.  Then on Thursday, head to Bortolami, where Tom Burr’s installations and photographs serve as a haunted house channeling the ghosts of Chelsea’s gayer, sleazier past. But really, the scariest thing in New York City this week is the NSFW flyer for Nolan Hendrickson’s Halloween, uh, opening at Ramiken Crucible. 

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This Week’s Must See Events: Behold the Behemoth That is The New York Art Book Fair

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on September 14, 2015
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Don’t be fooled by the normal-sized events list; this is just a sampling from the half million openings available to you in Chelsea on Wednesday and Thursday and the PS1 Book Fair, which will be putting on more panels and dialogues and conversations than are humanly consumable this weekend (the zine tent alone is an afternoon’s work). A Picasso sculpture exhibition and David Zwirner’s double solo shows by Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans are just a few we think will be spamming your Facebook in weeks to come.

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The Art Handling Olympics Return!!!

by Paddy Johnson on October 7, 2014
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And fun will be had by all.

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Irony and Isolation: Gavin Kenyon at Ramiken Crucible

by Irena Jurek on March 1, 2013
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Life is a shit hole to be laughed at. So goes the M.O. I imagine for Gavin Kenyon, who, in his latest show at Ramiken Crucible, departs from his painstakingly modeled, homicidal axes, to engage in process-based work. The result is a dynamic and visceral show that draws attention to Kenyon’s caustic, dry wit and his ability to create a sense of bleak isolation.

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AFC’s Top 10: Whitney Kimball

by Whitney Kimball on January 3, 2013
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2012 wasn’t such a sea of shit after all. Every month or so, as the pandering museum shows and art fairs and summer group shows and art writer resignations and auction records had me losing hope, one of these came along. Thank God for that.

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September Preview Week: Lower East Side Openings

by The AFC Staff on September 5, 2012
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Openings in the LES begin tonight. Bring your umbrella.

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There Are Baby Tigers at Ramiken Crucible

by Corinna Kirsch on May 22, 2012
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Cute baby tigers have invaded the Lower East Side! Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard has brought the joy of two tigers—surrounded by designer adult diapers—into Ramiken Crucible.

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We Went to the Lower East Side, Vol. 1

by The AFC Staff on April 23, 2012
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Time for our Lower East Side installment in our “We Went to…” series. And you know what that means: a lot of griping. We moan pompously about aggrandizing titles. We trash found object sculpture. We fart on long-winded press releases. We deconstruct tedious professionalism. And of course, we liked a few shows. Read on to see what we have to say about Andy Coolquitt, Henry Taylor, Jeff Gibson, E.V.Day, and Kembra Pfahler.

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