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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Pussy Riot Comes to Brooklyn, SculptureCenter Explores Time

by Anthony Hicks Corinna Kirsch Whitney Kimball on February 3, 2014
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Brave the cold just a little longer, for we have so much art to see this week. Talks abound, from B. Wurtz on the history of sculpture to Winkleman Gallery’s panel on African-Americans in Soviet culture. We have openings, like a feminist sound art retrospective at CUNY and Greenpoint’s winter open studios night. Round out Sunday with a Genesis Breyer P-Orridge film-screening and book launch at PS1 and we’ll call it a week. Just grin and bear it.

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This Week’s Must See Art Events: From Mural Painting to Squat Squashing

by The AFC Staff on August 19, 2013
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Now’s the time to brush up on your activism skills. This week, we’re planning a protest with the world’s leading Putin critic, and then taking squatting advice from experienced artists. It’s also a good season to head outdoors. The so-called best Puerto Rican art and culture festival comes to New York, and will mural paint all over El Barrio and the Bronx. Renowned culture critics and artists will shine their wisdom. And on Saturday, we’re hoping for one of the last best PS1 warm ups of the season.

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Tuesday Links: The Rent Is Still Too Damn High

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2013

ANIMALNY's Halloween-themed Jimmy McMillan paper dolls

  • The Picasso thief’s mom Olga Dogaru is now claiming that she did not bake seven paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Matisse in the oven in a panic. [The New York Times]
  • Glafira Rosales, the dealer from Long Island who sold all those alleged fakes to Knoedler & Company pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud, money laundering, filing false tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. [The New York Times]
  • Richard Prince speaks in code. Yesterday over Twitter, the artist identified a new type of photography he calls photomil. Apparently that’s also the domain name, which is owned by some dude in Germany. [Twitter]
  • Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization. [The Onion]
  • BAM’s Visual Art Curator Dave Harper will leave for Paddle8 where he will become the director of special projects and client development. [AFC Inbox]
  • French magnate François Pinault’s art collection goes on view to the public for the first time, in the Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held. He has one of the largest contemporary art collections in the world. [Global Times]
  • Vladimir Putin has just signed a law allowing Russia to arrest foreigners and tourists whom they suspect are gay or gay sympathizers, and detain them up to two weeks. [The New York Times] Buzzfeed has a very scary listicle. [Buzzfeed] Klaus Biesenbach suggests boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics. [twitter]
  • Jimmy McMillan, aka “Rent Is Too Damn High” party leader, has hit the campaign trail for NYC mayor- and he needs signatures! As of this writing, he’s still a few thousand short of the 7,500 quota. [Village Voice] You can sign by downloading the petition on his website, and then email that to Jimmy. [Jimmy McMillan]
  • Some complicated invisible narratives for a bunch of monochromes. Greg Allen investigates. [Greg.org]
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After Sustained Abuse and a Joke of a Trial, Pussy Riot’s Verdict TBA August 17th

by Whitney Kimball on August 15, 2012
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After an insanely fraudulent trial, artists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich await their verdict. Despite attempts to vilify the women as enemies of the church, their closing statements should count them among the world’s most important civil rights activists.

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