Best of AFC: Summer Edition

by The AFC Staff on August 30, 2013 Events

At Creative Time's Sandcastle Competition on Rockaway Beach in August, contestant Ghost of a Dream disperses into the surf

Did you beach too hard and forget to read this summer? Fear not, art lovers, for we bring you the second annual AFC Best of Summer list. We’ve brought together the blog’s greatest summer hits from staff and contributors, because, let’s face it, you might have missed out on days or weeks of AFC when you were traveling to Venice, Basel, or closer to home, the Rockaways. We’ve published some great artist essays with our STUFF series, started our “Diary of a Mad Gallery Owner” series, and continued to bring you reviews and opinion pieces. Enjoy.

“How do People Feel About the Gramsci Monument?” by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand
“This is What Happens When You Try to See the Rain Room at MoMA” by Whitney Kimball
“Bigger Than Koons: A Review of Chelsea’s Double-Feature” by Whitney Kimball
“It’s Hot, and Gentrifying: A Trip to Bushwick Open Studios” by Whitney Kimball
“The Bruce High Quality Foundation at the Brooklyn Museum” by Corinna Kirsch
“From Operas to Activism: Creative Capital Convenes” by Paddy Johnson
“We Went to Midtown and the Upper East Side” by Corinna Kirsch, Clara Olshansky, and Julia Wolkoff
“Llyn Foulkes at the New Museum” by Corinna Kirsch

Favorite National News Coverage
“Atlanta Art Scene to Survive Recent Flurry of Gallery Closings” by Elliot Walters
“Diary of a Mad Desert Gallery Owner” by Robrt Pela

“Reflections on Paul Schimmel’s Move to Hauser & Wirth” by Corinna Kirsch
“Why Debt Fair? On Outing Debt and the Mutual-Aid Economy” by Whitney Kimball and Clara Olshansky

“The Met Does Punk, Bleached, and Ironed” by Paddy Johnson
“Gramsci Project(s)”  by Paddy Johnson

Best of Venice Biennale Coverage
“A Strange, Spiritual Turn at the Venice Biennale” by Corinna Kirsch
“Triple Point: Sarah Sze at the United States Pavilion” by Paddy Johnson
“The Venice Biennale is More Commercial Than People Think” by Paddy Johnson

Favorite Best Link Ever
“[NSFW] Art Sex Film and Vintage Anti-Pornography Propaganda Share Release Date,” by Paddy Johnson

John Baldessari on STUFF
STUFF: Ben Furgal

Best Reactor
Five Facts About Artists That Aren’t Exactly True” by Corinna Kirsch
“John Baldessari and R.H. Quaytman on Jack Goldstein: “Nobody Knew Who He Was”” by Corinna Kirsch

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