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The Official Art F City Performa 13 Guide

by Whitney Kimball on October 31, 2013
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Thanks to Performa, we’re looking forward to a month of actual art—hopefully with less of a commercial focus than we’re used to seeing around New York. Given Performa’s ability to identify great artists, its depth of historical engagement, and the independent nature of performance art, you’re bound to find some great work this month. It’s also humongous (for better or worse). You need our guide.

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September Preview Week: Lower East Side Openings

by The AFC Staff on September 5, 2012
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Openings in the LES begin tonight. Bring your umbrella.

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September Preview Week: Chelsea Openings

by The AFC Staff on September 5, 2012
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It’s September. It’s time for some art. This week, AFC is going to give it to you Shark Week-style with a preview of the first fall art openings, and every day we’ll give you a new preview based on neighborhood. We’ve chosen what should be good, and what should be on your radar. Today’s post: everything in Chelsea you should know about in the month of September.

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Dirty Looks: A Month of Queer Interventions

by Alex Fialho on July 9, 2012
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July is shaping up to be an exciting month for queer art in the city, with a series of daily interventions titled “On Location” curated by Dirty Looks, the self-described “Monthly Roaming Platform for Queer Experimental Film and Video.” Dirty Looks has coordinated a screening or celebration in an art venue or a queer social site each and every day of the month, so if you have already missed out on the first few screenings (it is July 9th after all!), we are here to fill you in on some upcoming events that should not be overlooked.

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14 Shows You’ve Gotta See in April

by The AFC Staff on April 6, 2012
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Good artworks, like good bears, hibernate. For months, they can’t be found; but now, with the gradual lengthening of days, they’re poking their heads back out, and taking refuge in warming galleries.

But which?

Art Fag City is here to help. With the assistance of local guides and our own expertise, we’ve determined a few select locations where you may be fortunate enough to see good art in the wild. If you spot it, be sure to be quiet, and move slowly; good art is very easily frightened. Good luck!

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February Preview: Everyone’s a VIP

by Art Fag City on February 3, 2012
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February: a month of multiple things happening, both here and in other places, often at the same time. Which things should you watch occur, and where and when will they occur? We know. Only we know. Enjoy.

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To-Dos: Rashid Johnson’s Opening at Hauser and Wirth This Wednesday

by Art Fag City on January 9, 2012
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A few Art Fag City friends have excitedly dropped “RUMBLE,” this week, the show of 34 year old Rashid Johnson, opening this Wednesday at Hauser & Wirth. We’re interested too, and for all the reasons you might expect. Since expanding their operations in London and Zurich to New York the gallery has have safely occupied a 69th brownstone, an area of town that seldom showcases the work of young artists. Unsurprisingly, the gallery itself bases a large portion of their business on well-established or downright famous artists at least a generation older than Johnson.

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Before Irréversible, There Was Henri-Georges Clouzot

by Reid Singer on December 9, 2011
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It’s good news that MoMA will be showing a series of films by Henri-Georges Clouzot between now and Christmas. Long before today’s vogue for “extremity,” Clouzot made films that fiercely challenged audiences’ moral and emotional sensibilities, creating some of the most admirable achievements in French cinema. If, like me, you wish there were more movies like “Enter the Void,” or “L’Enfant,” “Demonlover” or “Ma Mère,” then this is a retrospective for you.

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This Week In Media Arts: Visual Poetry and Projector Parties

by Christopher Schreck on December 5, 2011
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After a week of fairs in Miami, a couple of enticing media-arts events promise to help us settle back into a New York state of mind: Tom Moody talks animated GIFs at the Elizabeth Foundation while Postmasters gallery brings another installment of BYOB to NYC.

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An AFC Guide to the 2011 Miami Fairs

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on November 29, 2011
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The perennial advice from seasoned art fair-goers is: plan ahead. There's far too much to see in five days, and chances are, even if you have a good idea of what to see, you'll miss something you wish you hadn't. This is why you’ll want to download the Boyd Level guide and map; if you’ve never been Hyperallergic will tell you how the fair works, and oddly enough, the New York Times has the party covered. As always, we’ve got commentary. Here’s a little of that.

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