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This Week’s Must-See Events: Queer Power Edition

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on June 13, 2016
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Monday’s been a rough day for us here at AFC as I’m sure it has for many readers. We’re still processing the horrific news of Orlando’s mass killing Sunday morning and it’s made writing much of anything difficult. Is there anything that can be said on the subject of guns, prayers, Islam, hate crimes and ISIS that social media hasn’t covered?

Probably not, that doesn’t diminish our need to mourn. One way we’ve decided to do this is to  focus on queer events in this week’s must see events. It’s a small gesture to be sure—we’re not saving any lives. But it’s what we can do to say to the families, friends and lovers of those lost that, “you’re not alone.”  

So, let’s talk all things homo-tastic: Monday night, Neil Goldberg revisits the David Lynch classic ERASERHEAD with a queer perspective. Tuesday, the unsung godfather of glam illustration Antonio Lopez gets his long-overdue retrospective at El Museo del Barrio, and two events at BRIC and Mitchell Innes & Nash bring queer/feminist perspectives to the city’s affordability crisis. Wednesday night, dyke icon K8 Hardy opens a mysterious solo show at Stap-On Projects while Thursday offers a one-night-only performance/installation from Scottish duo Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi, who will be tackling sexuality, gender, and more at Bannerette. Friday night, head to Bushwick, where the Hot Summer Nights gallery crawl has some queer-tastic highlights in time for Pride month—be sure to catch Los Ojos’s all-LGBTQ group show and Vincent Tiley’s solo project at Christopher Stout Gallery. Also in Brooklyn Friday night: solo shows from AFC favs Björn Meyer-Ebrecht and Rachel Stern at Studio 10 and Black & White Projects, respectively, both located in the same building.

If you’re not politically/emotionally exhausted by the weekend, we recommend checking out the massive group show Of the people on Saturday at Smack Mellon. It’s all about the issues involved in this fucked, fucked election cycle. So when you’re feeling thoroughly anti-establishment, check out the Queens Museum’s Sunday panel on the visual legacy of punk.

It’s too late to wish everyone a happy Pride Month, but hopefully we can at least have a thoughtful one.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Last Chance Dance

by Whitney Kimball on December 18, 2012
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Before we head out for the holidays, we’ve still got some thrilling art events in store. Performances! Holiday parties! Openings! Benefits! If 2012 still leaves you feeling artistically unfulfilled, then you’ve still got one more shot at getting some closure.

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[Sponsor] Beat Nite 7: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Saturday March 10, 6-10 PM

by Sponsors on March 7, 2012
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Jason Andrew + Norte Maar present the seventh installment of Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late. This bi-annual night, now in it's fourth year, continues to be an exciting showcase for art in the epicenter of the city’s young creative community.

Half art stroll, half bar crawl, alternative spaces and reputable galleries will once again welcome the public to see real art in real time, one night only on March 10, 6-10pm with an official after party at English Kills from 10-12pm. Participating Spaces include: Norte Maar, Centotto, English Kills, Factory Fresh, AIRPLANE, Botanic, Microscope, Storefront Bushwick, Active Space, Art on Fire, Camel Art Space, Cojo Art Space, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Small Black Door, Studio 10, Theodore Art, Valentine Gallery, 950 Hart Gallery and Parlour.

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56 Bogart: Where Manufacturing Fails Artist Communities Will Rise

by Paddy Johnson on November 23, 2011
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The history of gallery migration in New York is by now well-known, even if its particulars are not. Often it starts with a single artist-friendly building, that becomes the hub for community and neighborhood development. This gets interesting when there are circumstances where the failure of manufacturing is the stimulus for the rise of arts. A case in point; back in 1971, dealers Leo Castelli, Andre Emmerich, Ileana Sonnabend and John Weber opened quarters at 420 West Broadway — a former paper warehouse they bought outright — thus opening Soho to the galleries of 57th Street. Chelsea's early days have a similar history: the manager of 529 West 20th boasted in 1997 that “twenty-two galleries had signed up” to fill former storage space. In Dumbo, it was the long-running art support at St. Ann's Warehouse that propelled the neighborhood to prominence.

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