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Outsider Art Fair to Open January 31st

by Sponsors on January 24, 2013
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Regular readers will know AFC has been interested in the Outsider Art Fair this year. Under Wide Open Arts, a new company formed by art dealer Andrew Edlin, the Outsider Art Fair has moved to Chelsea at the site of the former Dia Foundation and will provide dealers a gorgeous venue to showcase compelling and unusual artworks. AFC has a great deal for readers who want to check out the fair. Use the promo code “ afc” to reserve a complimentary 1-day ticket to the fair.

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Olaf Breuning’s Imperfect Vision

by Paddy Johnson on December 28, 2012
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Americans can’t pronounce the last name of Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. That’s not problem, so much as it is an introduction to Breuning, the subject of the latest edition of the Avant/Garde diaries. The artist has a reputation for transforming what might other wise be common situations and objects into the absurd.

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[Sponsor] Art Miami Opens with Over 125 Galleries

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2012
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Art Miami runs through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Wynwood Arts District, so you all best check out the fair. Now in it’s twenty-third year—an anchor art fair for the city of Miami—the fair, this year will debut CONTEXT Art Miami, it’s new sister art fair, designed to showcase the work of emerging artists. Naturally we’re interested.

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[Sponsor] Call For Artists! Dizbe ‘Creative Marketplace’

by Sponsors on December 3, 2012
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Dizbe is currently searching for qualified artists, designers, and craftsmen to join the growing community of selling members.

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[Sponsor] A Conversation with R.H. Quaytman

by Paddy Johnson on November 23, 2012
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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: R.H. Quaytman

“In [R.H.] Quaytman’s work, all glances are sidelong.” Steven Stern wrote for Frieze Magazine two years ago. He was describing the painter’s predilection for footnotes, or more specifically, her desire to move away from the painting as a singular object, of single-minded attention, to something a little more complex.

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Sponsored Post: The Saltscapes of Motoi Yamamoto

by Paddy Johnson on November 12, 2012
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“I want to be in my work,” Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto tells Avant/Garde audiences, as he explains how he came to producing the saltscape installation works for which he’s now famous. Yamamoto’s desire to be inside the work is a little more complicated than its physical properties, though—his sister died of brain cancer in 1994, and in Japan, salt is a medium used in funerals. “I want to heal my grief,” he says.

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[Sponsor] Gabriel Orozco and Benjamin Buchloh Discuss Asterisms at The Guggenheim

by Paddy Johnson on November 9, 2012
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Clear your calendars! Art stars collide at the Guggenheim next Tuesday, November 13th. Harvard University Professor Benjamin Buchloh will talk with famed Mexican conceptual artist Gabriel Orozco about his current exhibition “Asterisms” at the Guggenheim.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

by Sponsors on October 31, 2012
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Thank you to this month’s sponsors. They are: Guggenheim, Asia Society Museum, Creative Time, Association of Public Art, Curator’s Office, Art Miami, Pacific Northwest College of Art, NYU Steinhardt, International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, Ripley Auctions, artnet Auctions, Mixed Greens, Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival, School of Visual Arts, New York Academy of Sciences, Tim Roseborough, Pernod Absinthe, Art Systems, and TheBowerbirds

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The Art & Absinthe Guide to Brooklyn

by Sponsors on October 22, 2012
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Welcome to Brooklyn, the land of studios, galleries, and more fancy cocktails than you can shake a stick at. Braving this teeming culture can be a little overwhelming, so let me introduce you to your two new best friends: Pernod Absinthe Superieure, creator of art history’s most inspirational spirit, and WAGMAG, the Brooklyn art guide. The two have teamed up to bring you the mobile app of the millenium.

This app features WAGMAG’S monthly gallery and events listings, as well as the best cocktail lounges in the arty-party nabe of Williamsburg. The app features GPS mapping guiding you to the nearest art-and-drinks hot spots, and Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare integration so you can know who is where and what’s happening – right now.

The Art & Absinthe Guide to Brooklyn has just been improved to offer an even better user experience, with easier navigation and more geo-location capabilities.

For more information or to download the app for iPhone or Android visit

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