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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 artandabsinthebk.com.

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Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste, Oct 19-21 at SVA

by Paddy Johnson on October 16, 2012
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Do you like that Five Guys hamburger because it tastes good? Perhaps it’s simply that you prefer one style of cooking to another.

Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste, a conference taking place October 19-21 at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) will explore these ideas and discuss how taste is formed. As they see it, Taste is not only an important part of the culinary arts, but also art history and theory, sociology, anthropology, as well as the cognitive, material, and biological sciences.

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Scott Campbell & Chances With Wolves: Keeping Current with the Past

by Paddy Johnson on October 12, 2012
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I relate to Scott Campbell. He started tattooing because he wanted to avoid getting a job at all costs. I started Art Fag City, because I’d been fired from so many gallery jobs I couldn’t bear the thought of taking another. I didn’t want to do anything but blog all day, Campbell didn’t want to do anything but draw pictures all day.

And so, that’s what Campbell does. In the latest issue of Avant Garde Diaries, we see him making reliefs out of printed dollar bills and incredibly detailed tattoos as he discusses what makes his studio run. In his case, music informs the mood and energy of his work, so he talks about Chances with Wolves, a well known New York based DJ duo.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

by Sponsors on October 1, 2012
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We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out!

Brooklyn Museum-, NYU Steinhardt, Creative Time, Vera List Art Project, International Center of Photography , Association of Public Art, Norte Maar, Guggenheim, Art Systems, Scott Chasse Art Panels, TNC Gallery, Safety: An Art Exhibition , The Bowerbirds, Brooklyn Comics Festival , Waterfront Toronto

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Bompas and Parr Melt Peoples’ Brains

by Paddy Johnson on September 14, 2012
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Jello Takes New York can move over. That festival doesn’t hold a candle to what food and artist duo Bompas and Parr have been doing for the last five years and anyone in London from September 13th to 16th will be able to testify to that.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

by Sponsors on September 4, 2012

We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out!

Featured Advertisers

  • Brooklyn Museum- GO is a community-curated open studio project. Artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in a group show at the Brooklyn Museum. Voter Registration Deadline: September 9, 2012
  • School of Visual Arts – The NYC art and design school is offering continuing education courses to meet the diverse educational needs of the city’s professional art and design community.
  • Artnet – A place to buy, sell and research fine art online

Network Sponsors

  • Art Systems – Professional art gallery, antiques and collections management software

If you are interested in advertising on Art Fag City, please get in touch with Nectar Ads, the Art Ad Network.

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The Avant/Garde Diaries: Aaron Rose & Watts Towers

by Paddy Johnson on August 8, 2012
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Objects tell their own stories. Their materials reveal details about place, the form tells us about the maker. Perhaps there is no better example of this than The Watts Towers in California, a series of seventeen spindly structures that look like radio towers built by aliens. Close up, it’s easy to see the details of artist Simon Rodia’s lifelong obsession: streams of countless bottles, seashells, and other bits of refuse carefully tiled into a web of arches, loops, and stems. He called the work “Nuestro Pueblo”, Spanish for “our town”.

The Watts Towers are the subject of The Avant/Garde Diaries latest short featuring filmmaker Aaron Rose. Rose, an ex-gallerist turned documentary filmmaker explains that his attraction to Rodia stems from his own interest in art makers slightly outside the mainstream purview.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

by Sponsors on August 1, 2012

We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out!

Featured Advertisers

  • Asia Society Museum - Current exhibition of ink paintings by Wu Guanzhong, considered one of the most important Chinese artists of the twentieth century, April 24th – August 5th
  • Parrish Museum - The Parrish Road Show is  an off-site creative summer series that will feature artists’ projects and related programs that will be sited in atypical public spaces.
  • Art Southampton – The Premiere International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair in the Hamptons, July 26th – 30th
  • Saatchi Online – Online gallery that connects artists and art lovers directly

Network Sponsors

  • Art Systems – Professional art gallery, antiques and collections management software
  • The Wassaic Project – Summer Festival - Free annual celebration of art, music, dance, and community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, and dance performances, August 3rd – 5th

If you are interested in advertising on Art Fag City, please get in touch with Nectar Ads, the Art Ad Network.

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[Sponsor] Gallery Diet & ART BLOG ART BLOG present ASTRAL WEEKS

by Sponsors on July 23, 2012
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Gallery Diet is extremely pleased to announce the opening of ASTRAL WEEKS curated by Van Hanos. This show is the second in a two-part series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at Gallery Diet during the summer of 2012.

ASTRAL WEEKS will feature works by  Liz Deschenes, Brock Enright, Keltie Ferris, Jackie Gendel, Brion Gysin, Heist/Breyer P-Orridge, Corinne Jones, Jon Kessler, Nicolas Lobo, Rory Parks, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Chad Scoville, and Patrick Walsh.

ASTRAL WEEKS runs from July 19 to September 1, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 19, 6-9 pm.

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[Sponsor] Art Southampton Attracts Young Collectors

by Sponsors on July 16, 2012
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The Inaugural Edition of Art Southampton presented by Art Miami July 26-30 is proving to be catnip for savvy young collectors and groups from up and down the East Coast. Many of the individuals and groups are very familiar with the Art Miami style of presentation and are eagerly looking forward to the fair.  But there is also great excitement among first-timers, many of whom are too busy to fly down to Miami mid-winter and relish the idea of a world class art fair right outside new york city.

Art Southampton has already won the support of numerous prominent collectors, philanthropists and major art world figures, who call The Hamptons home, many of whom are serving on its prestigious Host Committee. They have also made a concerted effort to reach out to the next generation of collectors.

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