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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Art Gets Back to Business

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on January 6, 2014
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After weeks without, art openings return.

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Cleopatra’s Karaoke: Three Steps to Art

by Whitney Kimball on April 23, 2013
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For their portion of the Shanghai Biennale, Cleopatra’s has teamed up with artist Chris Rice in commissioning over 50 mostly-emerging Brooklyn artists to make karaoke videos. The series , CKTV, is now on view at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. If that sounds like the kind of fun, toss-off premise you find in summer shows, it is fun– but by no means arbitrary.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Beyond the Gallery

by Whitney Kimball on April 1, 2013
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This week’s art events support Jerry Saltz’s recent theory that the gallery show is dead. Our picks include karaoke, net art, a trip to Venice, a show on the white cube, and two separate nods to 1920s film screenings.

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Powder Her Face: An Opera without Empathy or Soul

by Paddy Johnson on February 22, 2013
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When blow jobs aren’t enough. “Powder Her Face” gives us all the salaciousness we could ask for, but ultimately leaves us with little to remember.

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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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40 Hour Party Best in Show: Sideways Rain

by Paddy Johnson on May 30, 2011
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Here’s a more concrete visual reference to the PR about ALIAS’s Sideways Rain depicting “the human condition, the evolution of Man and the transformations of the universe”: It’s basically a performed version of the arcade video game Frogger. The dancers are cars. There is no frog.

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Time To Start Bidding! BAM Benefit Auction Highlights

by Paddy Johnson on March 31, 2011
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The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) annual benefit art auction keeps getting better. Launched yesterday, the online catalogue hosts the blue chippiest of blue chip artists, along with BAM’s trademark selection of up and coming artists. Those who have even an inkling that they might want some new art should take a look at the catalogue. The potential of ending up with a work of art at a great price is high, and should a bidding war occur over a desirable work of art, surely supporting BAM is worth going the extra mile. A cocktail reception will be held at BAM on the final day of the auction, April 10th where all the work will be on display. May no enthusiast return empty handed!

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