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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Man Dresses Like Baby at Burning Man, No One Shocked

by Karen Archey on September 28, 2009

Installation view, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery. Image via SculptureCenter This week’s column at The L Magazine discusses Mike Kelley and Michael Smith’s Burning Man-themed exhibition A Voyage of Growth and Discovery at SculptureCenter. The teaser below. Baby IKKI’s was a journey of self discovery and enlightenment, whatever that means. Picture a diapered dude […]

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AFC’s Fall Preview: Project Space Edition

by Karen Archey on September 24, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY The bodega view of Deli Storeroom, organized by Jesse Hamerman Could I get a turkey sandwich with that laser-cut signature, please? So goes an increasingly likely New York conversation. The past year–perhaps due to its economic challenges–turned out a hoard of inventive exhibition-based projects around the city. Although alternative galleries are […]

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Best Link Ever! Harm van den Dorpel’s Ethereal Others

by Karen Archey on September 18, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY Photo AFC Do men only surf the internet bare chested? This week’s Best Link Ever, Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel‘s etherealothers.com archive of webcam photographs seems to indicate as much. Etherealself.com–the site’s predecessor and source of content–launched in 2008, prompts a browser’s webcam activity, splicing bits of the visitor’s visage […]

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Best Link Ever! Cookin’ with Coolio

by Karen Archey on September 11, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY Screencapture AFC SHAKA-ZULU!!! So yells 90′s rap phenomenon Coolio in his televised culinary exploits–a recent favorable jump on the cooking show bandwagon. Recipient of this week’s Best Link Ever, My Damn Channel‘s Cookin’ with Coolio features the hip hop star preparing hood-influenced cuisine, helped by a sidekick, a gaggle of hot […]

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Wendy White and Delusional Downtown Divas

by Karen Archey on September 2, 2009

Delusional Downtown Divas Desperate Decadence In this year’s Fall Preview at The L Magazine I discuss the work of and buzz surrounding up-and-comers Wendy White and the Delusional Downtown Divas. The teasers below. Wendy White Wendy White shot by Robert Teten for The L Magazine Wendy White's career hasn't exactly been lackluster. In fact, at […]

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Art Fag City at the L Magazine: Is Dan Graham Dated?

by Karen Archey on September 2, 2009

Installation shot of Dan Graham: Beyond at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Image via the New York Times This week’s column at the L Magazine discusses the timeliness and exhibition arrangement of Beyond, Dan Graham’s retrospective at the Whitney. The teaser below. Do people expect conceptual art to create the same transcendental feeling we […]

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A Brief History of Combining Crap with Crap

by Karen Archey on August 26, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY Robert Rauschenberg Dylaby, 1962. Mixed media Is it only a matter of time before innovative aesthetics are subsumed into meaningless art world drivel? AFC’s recent European tour exposed us to a barrage of art consisting of refuse-piled-on-refuse-then-painted. The aesthetic itself isn’t anything new, but I’ve yet to witness a connection made […]

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A Not-Worksafe End to Peter Coffin’s Sneak into a Museum Project!

by Karen Archey on August 24, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY Sean Capone‘s “Universal approach to getting in anywhere you want” While the above image may represent our favorite drawing of Peter Coffin’s “Sneak into a Museum Without Paying” project, it also depicts exactly what you SHOULDN’T do! I’m not just referring to doing blow off your coworker’s dick! Unfortunately, the submission […]

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Best Link Ever! Parker Koo Ito’s Artist Statement

by Karen Archey on August 21, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY Parker Koo Ito, Artist Statement, 2009; screengrab AFC “You want fame?” a yappy looking dog asks. A doe-eyed baby responds, “It’s yours for the taking.” I don’t know what kind of fucked up art world-meets-the Matrix-meets-H.R. Pufnstuf kind of universe Parker Koo Ito‘s Artist Statement, (2009) exists in, but I certainly […]

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Time Out New York Takes on Guess Her Muff!

by Karen Archey on August 18, 2009

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY Photographs by Stephanie Gussin for Time Out New York Are there no nude models over the age of 30 working in New York City? David Levitz’ series for Time Out New York, “NYC Art-School Models: Clothed, Nude, and Interviewed” would have us believe so, conveniently featuring nude photos of generally attractive […]

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