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.
After the tide of art fairs and biennials last week, we get a lighter events listing this week. For those of you interested in luxury, there’s Gagosian’s exhibition of Chinese antiques—a strange choice for a contemporary art gallery. We’re going to William Powhida’s solo exhibition at Postmasters for a dose of art-as-criticism and checking out Smack Mellon’s open studios for a glimpse into what artists are working on outside of the galleries.
If fair overload doesn’t kill you this week, the events will. Get ready for the Whitney Biennial, the Last Brucennial, and a throwdown show by Anthony Antonellis at Transfer this weekend. Don’t count on sleeping this week.
It’s fair week, which means you can expect a flurry of posts nominally about art, and largely about who’s selling what. Before anyone gets to that, though, you’ll need to know to where to go to buy your art (or like the rest of us rabble, look at it with awe and wonder). This list will help you get where you’re going.
Eric Fischl, “The Bed, The Chair, The Sitter” 1999
If you’re in New York, it’s 14 degrees and there’s news of another impending storm. Blarg. News elsewhere is more interesting.
ALLOVERSTREET happens this Saturday in Baltimore, an event that invites visitors to trek to five arts spaces on East Oliver between Guilford and Greenmount. [Bmoreart]
Jason Foumberg reviews “Your Everyday Art World”, a book by Lane Relyea, that contends social gatherings of like-minded markers are the driving force of the art industry. The meat from Foumberg’s review, “Relyea views DIY circuit is described as training wheels for conventional institutional roles. It’s why apartment galleries pretend to have white cube walls and hand out typed checklists at their opening receptions. What has the potential to be a radical exhibition format mimics the art world professional standard; and whatever was actually radical in the DIY scene has been usurped by the elite curators and artists who float from biennial to biennial so that an apartment gallery’s “microutopian” potential, as “the everyday’s poetic antitext,” becomes the premise for the next big international biennial. Alternative always gets folded back into the mainstream. [New City]
I spent a couple hours at the pub last night watching figure skating and The Westminster Dog Show. (Mullane’s might be the best sports bar ever). Sky, the Wire Fox Terrier wins the show. Can’t wait to see him eat a steak! [The New York Times]
Painter Eric Fischl is now experiencing an upswing because he had a show at the Albertina and has some work on view at New York Academy of Art? Um, okay. [FT]
In case you missed it, Gallerist has a profile on Phillipe Vergne, the new director of MoCA, and his work at DIA. [Gallerist]
Too bad Randy Kennedy couldn’t get a comment from Crystal Bridges founder Alice Walton for his story on the show their planning for September: 100 under-recognized artists, culled from a list of more than 10,000. Still, a great read. [The New York Times]