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Outsider Art Fair to Open January 31st

by Sponsors on January 24, 2013
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Regular readers will know AFC has been interested in the Outsider Art Fair this year. Under Wide Open Arts, a new company formed by art dealer Andrew Edlin, the Outsider Art Fair has moved to Chelsea at the site of the former Dia Foundation and will provide dealers a gorgeous venue to showcase compelling and unusual artworks. AFC has a great deal for readers who want to check out the fair. Use the promo code “ afc” to reserve a complimentary 1-day ticket to the fair.

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Olaf Breuning’s Imperfect Vision

by Paddy Johnson on December 28, 2012
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Americans can’t pronounce the last name of Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. That’s not problem, so much as it is an introduction to Breuning, the subject of the latest edition of the Avant/Garde diaries. The artist has a reputation for transforming what might other wise be common situations and objects into the absurd.

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[Sponsor] Art Miami Opens with Over 125 Galleries

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2012
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Art Miami runs through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Wynwood Arts District, so you all best check out the fair. Now in it’s twenty-third year—an anchor art fair for the city of Miami—the fair, this year will debut CONTEXT Art Miami, it’s new sister art fair, designed to showcase the work of emerging artists. Naturally we’re interested.

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Scott Campbell & Chances With Wolves: Keeping Current with the Past

by Paddy Johnson on October 12, 2012
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I relate to Scott Campbell. He started tattooing because he wanted to avoid getting a job at all costs. I started Art Fag City, because I’d been fired from so many gallery jobs I couldn’t bear the thought of taking another. I didn’t want to do anything but blog all day, Campbell didn’t want to do anything but draw pictures all day.

And so, that’s what Campbell does. In the latest issue of Avant Garde Diaries, we see him making reliefs out of printed dollar bills and incredibly detailed tattoos as he discusses what makes his studio run. In his case, music informs the mood and energy of his work, so he talks about Chances with Wolves, a well known New York based DJ duo.

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The Avant/Garde Diaries: Aaron Rose & Watts Towers

by Paddy Johnson on August 8, 2012
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Objects tell their own stories. Their materials reveal details about place, the form tells us about the maker. Perhaps there is no better example of this than The Watts Towers in California, a series of seventeen spindly structures that look like radio towers built by aliens. Close up, it’s easy to see the details of artist Simon Rodia’s lifelong obsession: streams of countless bottles, seashells, and other bits of refuse carefully tiled into a web of arches, loops, and stems. He called the work “Nuestro Pueblo”, Spanish for “our town”.

The Watts Towers are the subject of The Avant/Garde Diaries latest short featuring filmmaker Aaron Rose. Rose, an ex-gallerist turned documentary filmmaker explains that his attraction to Rodia stems from his own interest in art makers slightly outside the mainstream purview.

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[Sponsor] Gallery Diet & ART BLOG ART BLOG present ASTRAL WEEKS

by Sponsors on July 23, 2012
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Gallery Diet is extremely pleased to announce the opening of ASTRAL WEEKS curated by Van Hanos. This show is the second in a two-part series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at Gallery Diet during the summer of 2012.

ASTRAL WEEKS will feature works by  Liz Deschenes, Brock Enright, Keltie Ferris, Jackie Gendel, Brion Gysin, Heist/Breyer P-Orridge, Corinne Jones, Jon Kessler, Nicolas Lobo, Rory Parks, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Chad Scoville, and Patrick Walsh.

ASTRAL WEEKS runs from July 19 to September 1, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 19, 6-9 pm.

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Artspace: Win $5,000 of (Seriously) Great Art

by Sponsors on May 7, 2012
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Own a Damien Hirst, a Cindy Sherman, a Julian Schnabel or one of the many, many other acclaimed and emerging artists available on Artspace.com. Sign up for a free membership today.

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[Sponsor] School of Visual Arts MPS Graduate Fashion Photography program is now accepting applications for Fall 2012

by Sponsors on February 27, 2012
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MPS Graduate Fashion Photography department is an intensive one-year degree program offering practicing photographers the opportunity to advance their bodies of work under the guidance of photographers, editors, creative directors and digital retouchers working at the forefront of fashion today, and in partnership with the CFDA 'Incubators' program.

Bridging the gap between “high” and “low” culture, commercial and fine art photography, still and moving images, the program is dedicated to exploiting the full potential of fashion photography as a platform for invention, creativity and subversion.

SVA MPS Graduate Fashion Photography is now accepting applications for the fall 2012 term.

To download an application, visit: schoolofvisualarts.edu/grad/. Deadline: April 16, 2012

For more information about the program visit mpsfashionphoto.sva.edu or email mpsfashionphotography@sva.edu and call (212) 592-2096.

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