You won’t hear us bitching about Chelsea this week, which, given the last month, is probably a relief for all our readers. We’ll be more than occupied with protests, generative artworks, Bushwick Expo, video blowouts, and televisual operas. You can also expect to hear no end of promo for our auction, which ends —->THURSDAY, Thursday, Thursday!<—–
It’s almost July, which means it’s time for our critically-acclaimed summer reading list, a list of books that, quite simply, we critics acclaim. Last summer, we gave you a list of novels artists love, just in time for your beach reading. This time around, we’ve provided our own mix, ranging from fiction on chatrooms and psychosis, and histories on New York and Elizabethan London.
Six months after nearly a hundred artists were forced to leave their studios in Industry City, a panel convened to talk about what artists can do to stay in the city. We heard from representatives in city planning, city government, rent reform initiatives, and beleaguered artists.
This week leaves us with very little time: Roberta and Jerry do a rare public joint interview, professional newscasters perform a Liz Magic Laser piece, and artists do stand-up. More stars emerge from the Whitney Biennial, a Greenpoint horror film premieres, and Abrons Art Center hosts a day for disabilities.
But make sure to clear your schedule for the most important event of all, our co-hosted panel on studio affordability.
Art F City has put together a panel in collaboration with Skowhegan and the Artist Studio Affordability Project (A.S.A.P.) on the subject of studio affordability in NYC. We’ve got a fantastic list of people coming out to to talk about these issues including Hunter Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning Tom Angotti, artists or organizers Jenny Dubnau and Shawn Gallagher, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna and Art F City’s own Paddy Johnson as moderator. If finding affordable studio space in New York has been an issue for you or anyone you know, you need to attend this panel.