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This Week’s Must See Events: Bad Girls and Chatbots

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 9, 2014
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We’ve entered the season of group shows. Tonight, attend the Chashama Gala and support an organization that has tirelessly worked to provide free and low-cost studios for artists. Friday, check out Bad Girls at Klaus Von Nichtssagend, a contemporary take on the now famed 1990′s touring feminist museum exhibition organized by Marcia Tucker. And Saturday, spend some time at Picture Ray Studio with some of our favorite photo editors at Mossless. Their third issue drops that day.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Let’s Get Real

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on January 13, 2014
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If the economy has given us one gift in the emerging art world, it’s a lot of activities involving sweatbands and opportunities for cheap dates. This week is no different.

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Friday Links: A Fight for the Library, and A Mixed Bag of Fireworks

by Whitney Kimball on July 5, 2013

Screen shot of confiscated fireworks, from the TSA's first Instagram post

  • Good news for stemming the tide in New York City: opponents of the New York Public Library’s imminent renovation have filed suit against the plan in New York State Supreme Court. Patricia Cohen reports: “The suit…accuses the library of violating its charter and the state’s Constitution by dismantling seven floors of stacks and removing books from the site. It also says the library failed to conduct an environmental impact review.” Critics have called the plan drastic and hasty, so if nothing else, this will at least force a conversation. [Times]
  • Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have won the contract to design the Hong Kong contemporary art museum M+, beating out competitors Toyo Ito and Renzo Piano. The museum’s expected to be Hong Kong’s Tate Modern. [LA Times]
  • Hrag Vartanian’s very informative review of the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Brooklyn Museum show is a must-read for the uninitiated. In his opinion, the show itself could use some more of that clarity. [Hyperallergic]
  • In case you missed all the excitement, the TSA’s on Instagram! So far, they’re posting photos of confiscated weapons, all willy-nilly. As of this writing, they’ve posted 11 photos and amassed over 31,000 followers. #knives #grenades #travel. [Instagram]
  • The Times reviews are in. Karen Rosenberg writes that Ellen Gallagher’s survey is spread too thin, between the Tate and the New Museum. Not a huge surprise for a two-part retrospective of a mid-career artist. [Times]
  • People like cats, and Roberta Smith does, too. She reviews “The Cat Show” at White Columns, the second New York art event this summer to hold an adoption drive– the other being Flux Factory’s “Kitty City.” [Times]
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Our Take On “The Cat Show” at White Columns—With Kitty Pics!

by Corinna Kirsch on June 20, 2013
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The Cat Show at White Columns has everything and nothing to do with cats. Everything, because most of the 134 artworks show cats or cat-related ephemera—like litter boxes, scratching posts, or yarn. Nothing, because the themes of many of these works aren’t about cats at all.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Outside the Norm

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 10, 2013
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This week, we’ll be watching really rich people spend their money in Switzerland during Art Basel. It’s the world’s largest art fair, so if you like reading about champagne and fancy dinners this will be a great week for it. The rest of us will pass our time in New York, sweating and going to openings. That’s not so bad.

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ACT UP NEW YORK: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987 – 1993 ACT UP ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, fierce pussy in New York on 09/09/10

by Art Fag City on September 1, 2010
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ACT UP NEW YORK: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987 — 1993 Date: Thursday, September 9th 2010 – Saturday, October 23rd 2010 Venue: White Columns, 320 West 13th Street White Columns imports some activism. Originally presented at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, this worthy exhibition put together by curators Helen […]

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