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Nancy Spector Joins Brooklyn Museum: No More Crowd-Sourced Exhibitions!

by Paddy Johnson on December 18, 2015
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Nancy Spector has been hired as the new chief curator and deputy director of the Brooklyn Museum. The just-announced news comes as a shock, since she has defined the Guggenheim’s programming over the course of her thirty year career there. Her tenure at the Brooklyn Museum will start in April, and there’s a lot to ponder on what will be her expected impact.

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Announcing Double Crossing Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Museum

by The AFC Staff on November 9, 2015
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The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a follow up to our landmark survey, “Crossing Brooklyn,” with a new show featuring works by over forty-five artists who live and/or work in Brooklyn. “Double Crossing Brooklyn: 6th Annual Real Estate Summit,” on view Tuesday November 17th featuring practices that span what Johanna Drucker has called “complicit aesthetics’ to Julia Bryan-Wilson’s identification of “Occupational Realism” the artists in the exhibition operate in the field of real estate that seek to erase boundaries between art and Capitalism. While most of the exhibition will take place in the museum’s galleries, there will also be counter programming off-site in the streets and public spaces of the Brooklyn Museum.

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Notes on Chris Ofili’s Night and Day at The New Museum

by Paddy Johnson on January 31, 2015
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It only took me three months to see the Chris Ofili show at The New Museum but, boy, am I glad I made that happen last week. It’s fucking incredible—I left the museum euphoric. And the three floor show of paintings, drawings, and sculpture has been extended until the end of the weekend, so you’ve still got time to see it. I can’t recommend doing so highly enough.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Yams is Back, and Klaus Totes Have Sold Out

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 9, 2014
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As a testament to how bad Chelsea has gotten lately, artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw are currently running a successful souvenir business solely of items making fun of celebrity-obsessed curators and James Franco. Things are bleak, but we’ve at least managed to find a few events that continue to make our jobs worth doing.

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The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s “Ode to Joy” at the Brooklyn Museum

by Corinna Kirsch on July 19, 2013
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The Bruces might not appeal to everyone, but their work is for everyone. Regrettably, the exhibition does not show this side of the Bruces, and it doesn’t do justice to the foundation’s varied projects, the more interesting of which cannot be represented in this, or possibly any, exhibition.

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The Week in Negative Reviews

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on October 15, 2012
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Jason Foumberg does not like “This Will Have Been” at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, James Panero disavows the New Museum, and Adrian Searle deals with some curdled milk.

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