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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Kitsch-Off, Film Festival, and a Weekend of Internet Jailbreaking

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 30, 2013
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This week, the emerging art world owns its quirkiness. Cleopatra’s has a show about working out; Sara Cwynar builds a kitsch encyclopedia; and Ann Hirsch performs a two-person act set in a chat room.

Also, the New Museum prepares for its major Chris Burden exhibition (get in line now) and the New Yorker sells tickets for the New Yorker Festival this weekend (don’t get too excited). And through the end of next week, the New York Film Festival continues screening independent and critical films. We don’t know anything about film, so luckily, AFC’s resident filmmaker Rhett Jones made us a round-up. All that and more, after the jump!

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AFC’s Guide to the Little Guys at the New York Film Fest

by Rhett Jones on September 28, 2013
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New York art types with a penchant for film have a lot on their plate this weekend with the launch of the New York Film Festival. There’s Tom Hanks fighting pirates in the premier of Captain Phillips if you want the mainstream. There’s James Franco’s latest bizarre literary adaptation “Child of God,” if you want what Manohla Dargis refers to as “a scene of on-screen defecation that’s so aggressively up close and personal that it approaches 3-D.” Yes, pirates and poop are very exciting. But those movies will be released across the nation, so it’ll be easy to check them out. This is a listing of the smaller and better offerings that don’t come around everyday.

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Must-See Art Events: Jog Your Way to Art Butter

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on September 23, 2013
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After a busy September, with weeks of mega-openings, there’s still plenty to do. Like make butter by working out with art duo PopSoda.

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Don’t Miss: PHATT-B Digital Arts Fest. Now With AFC After Party!

by Whitney Kimball and Hannah Garner on September 19, 2013
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AFC is so excited for the PHATT-B Digital Arts Fest this weekend that we’re throwing an official after party! You gotta be there.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Every Nerd Loves a Book Fair

by Matthew Leifheit Gabriela Vainsencher and Whitney Kimball on September 16, 2013
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Get ready for a little soul-cleansing before fair season. This week’s openings highlight the act of drawing, the highs of New York culture, and females in the Internet. A Rockaways beach house turns pop-up art space, and Paper Monument finally releases Issue Four.

But mostly, the Art Book Fair returns!

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Openings, Round Two

by Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch and Gabriela Vainsencher on September 9, 2013
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Time for round two of massive openings. After over a year, CANADA Gallery finally reopens in its new Broome street space, right across from P!. On Thursday night, Chelsea opens. On Friday night, something’s going down at the Redhook galleries, but we’re not sure what. And tomorrow, we hope Cleopatra’s doubles its benefit goals for artist, curator, and Dependent Fair founder Rose Marcus, to help her pay for major surgery–and so do many talented artists who’ve contributed to her benefit auction. All that, and more, after the jump!

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Love and Politics by Generation: “More Love” at The Ackland

by Paddy Johnson on September 6, 2013
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More Love: A democratic approach to love and art making at the Ackland Museum of Art

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Friday Links: The Rob Pruitt Art Awards Return

by Paddy Johnson on September 6, 2013

Gretchen Bender

  • Woohoo! The Rob Pruitt Art Awards are back. (But no mention of the Guggenheim as their venue this time around?) Looks like AFC has some work to do… In the meantime, nominate your friends. [The Art Awards]
  • Gretchen Bender once said that artists are depicting a society already living outside its own reality. Martha Schwendener, The New York Times reviewer writing glowingly about her show at the The Kitchen, notes this while explaining that the aesthetic of Bender’s installations and videos create a bridge between an undead past and an uncertain future. Gotta see this show. [The New York Times]
  • Bloomberg stretches for a trend and finds a few erotic threads; The British Museum will open Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art and Gustuv Klimpt will make an appearance at the National Gallery. Consider yourself informed. [Bloomberg]
  • Tyler Green has spotlighted The Detroit Institute of Arts for his latest podcast, in light of the unfolding crisis in Detroit and how it might affect the museum. Consider this your listen for the day. It’s important. [Modern Art Notes]
  • The Governor’s Island Art Fair launches this weekend, and will be open every full weekend this September. Time to take a ferry! [Hyperallergic]
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This Way to LIC! Dorsky Gallery Opens “Artists’ Walks” this Weekend

by Hannah Garner on September 5, 2013
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When Richard Long said “a work of art can be a journey,” he meant it literally. In 1967 Long formed a line by walking back and forth along a stretch of grass. Toronto-based curator Earl Miller calls it the first artist’s walk, the subject of his exhibit at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City. “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism,” which opens on Sunday, exhibits the rejection of studio-based practice via the (recorded) wanderings of artists.

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