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This Week’s Must See Events: Feminist Icons and the Mechanics of the Gaze

by Paddy Johnson on April 4, 2016
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Need a break from relentless election coverage? Too bad. You’re going to have to wait until November for that—and definitely skip a few art events. And we don’t recommend doing that, because this week feminist icons Martha Wilson and Martha Rosler will speak at Pratt. Given that both their work smartly addresses politics, the subject is sure to come up in discussion and will likely offer a few illuminating perspectives. We’re looking forward to it.

Other highlights in our wheelhouse: tech shows! MVR 3 at Babycastles and Mark Dorf and Sara Ludy at SVA will have you covered. Also—the gaze! Anne Collier’s photographs at Anton Kern often picture the mechanics of reproduction—think image of an eye in paper cutter. They creep us out, but in just the right way.

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The Art F City Miami Fair Guide: You Can’t Do It All

by Rea McNamara on December 1, 2015
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It’s raining plastic raindrops. Yes, Miami Art Week is upon us, and you’ve already gotten our take on what’s worth checking out outside the satellites. Traffic is promising to be a real shit show with the Venetian Causeway being closed, a favoured route to the Beach. Even though the city has a free, Basel express bus, getting around will be even more of a hassle. So more than ever, plan ahead, and rely on our curated fair guide. We’re doubtful you’ll be able to do it all, but that’s always the case anyways with Miami—at least you try to do it all. Gold star for effort.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: So Many Romantic Loners

by The AFC Staff on April 15, 2015
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This week, the art world plays punk teen-fantasy dress-up: feminist CD-ROMs, soap-opera karaoke, protest discussions, and DIY costumes. Whee!

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Every Event We’ve Listed Today Has a Penis

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on December 8, 2014
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Because what this blog needs is more dicks.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Go Big or Go to the Beach

by Whitney Kimball on July 8, 2013
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Incoming! Prepare for the vomit wave of summer group shows. Due to the high volume of openings there, we’re sticking mostly to Chelsea this week.

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Today! Creative Time and PS1’s New “Art Breaks” Series Go Live on MTV

by Whitney Kimball on November 15, 2012
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MTV’s gonna get hip again! Today, Creative Time and PS1 present the second round of MTV’s Art Breaks revival, a video series from the 80s which once featured artists like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Richard Prince. Though you wouldn’t know it, the channel also featured artists like Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, and the East Village performance icon Matthew Courtney.

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Watch a Fat Man Die: MTV Premieres Art Breaks 2.0

by Corinna Kirsch on April 3, 2012
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If watching MTV programs like Jersey Shore and Sixteen and Pregnant makes you feel dirty, MTV has a pill to relieve your pain. MTV Art Breaks, a collaboration with Creative Time and MoMA PS1, debuts short video clips made by artists including Rashaad Newsome, Mads Lynnerup, and Mickalene Thomas, with more artists to be announced soon. Starting this week, these clips will play during MTV's commercial programming, both online and on cable TV.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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Rashaad Newsome’s Rap Joust Embarrasses Everybody

by Art Fag City on November 8, 2011
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If Marlborough Gallery had a reputation to worry about, they would be busy doing a lot of damage control for last Wednesday's rap joust, directed by Rashaad Newsome. A real-life manifestation of POWHIDA's mock-douchebag performance a few months back, it was another masturbatory celebration of wealth that sidelined the performers and sincerely made everyone look like VIP douchebags.

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Wednesday Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 26, 2011

  • “Pie is the food of the heroic”. A 1902 article linking pie and national success from the Times. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]
  • The slide shows for Carsten Höller’s exhibition, “Experience” at The New Museum are out. The best come from Gothamist [disclaimer, I’m in a few of those shots], and WNYC’s Carolina Miranda. [Gothamist] [WNYC]
  • I love this. From the #OWS Arts and Culture working group, Occupy Museums announces BYOM [Bring Your Own Manifesto] at MoMA tomorrow. They will be joined the Sotheby’s Art Handlers in their protest. [Paddy Johnson]
  • “I'm perfectly willing to take [the naysayers] on” David Hockney tells the Globe and Mail, in a profile largely focusing on his ipad and iphone drawings currently on display at the ROM. Me first! [Globe and Mail]
  • More than half the work at Rashaad Newsome’s show at Marlborough Gallery has already sold. I’d ask if this is an indication of the artist’s status as a rising star, but it’s hard to imagine anything like that coming out of Marlborough. [NYTimes]
  • Rumor has it Ryan Trecartin is leaving Elizabeth Dee. Anyone want to guess where he’s going? I’m going with Gagosian. [Galleristny]
  • Will someone make this news stop: Woman Gives Birth at Brooklyn Gallery [AnimalNY]
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