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There Are Baby Tigers at Ramiken Crucible

by Corinna Kirsch on May 22, 2012
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Cute baby tigers have invaded the Lower East Side! Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard has brought the joy of two tigers—surrounded by designer adult diapers—into Ramiken Crucible.

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We're Going to Open Studios!

by Art Fag City on April 25, 2012
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This week, AFC staff will be scouring the city for undiscovered masters thanks to the plethora of open studios. Who knows what we'll find, but here's a heads-up as to where we'll be and why.

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Slideshow: The New Museum’s “Ungovernables”

by Anthony Espino and Will Brand on February 16, 2012
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It’s here! “The Ungovernables”, curator Eungie Joo’s New Museum Triennial show, opened yesterday, and we’ve got the slideshow to prove it. Our review will be along shortly, but for the moment we invite you to make your own decisions: check out the gallery!

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Do This Tonight: Thursday is for Michael Fried and Feminism

by Will Brand on January 5, 2012
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Your assignment for tonight: either go see Emily Roysdon’s open-call show at AIR, or ask Michael Fried to recite his poem about David Smith for you.

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Current Chelsea Status: Fun

by Whitney Kimball on December 16, 2011
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In an effort to cover more art before shows close, AFC decided to visit a handful of galleries and report what we saw. More than usual, I wanted to stay longer. Here are my notes from five shows at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Mixed Greens, Paula Cooper, and Tanya Bonakdar.

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Mass Distractions & Cultural Decay at Mason Gross Galleries

by Paddy Johnson on October 21, 2011
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It’s not too often I have a chance to post about my alma mater at Rutgers, but it’s always nice to be able to tout a moment when they make me proud. Mass Distractions & Cultural Decay at Mason Gross Galleries is one such instance. A politically-themed exhibition about how information is disseminated through artistic practice, the show looks back at one revolution’s children, and forward at another. How has television, magazines, and radio informed the art making practices of artists in second half of the twentieth century? How does the Internet, social media and other digital technologies informed the art practices of today?

Based on a combination of personal recommendations, and compelling images and press release, I’ll be trekking down to New Brunswick, New Jersey this weekend to find out. There’s not much time — the show closes October 22nd — and includes artists such as Clifford Owens, Marc Handelman, Martha Rosler and Ardele Lister. I recommend that anyone else who can do the same. Some images and press release excerpts after the jump.

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