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AFC Critics Talk About Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on April 11, 2014
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Art loved and loathed by the Nazis.

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MATTE: Elisabeth Biondi, “The Pictures Have to Be Strong”

by Matthew Leifheit on October 7, 2013
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Even those unfamiliar with Elisabeth Biondi’s name have probably seen her work. Until she left The New Yorker in 2011, she had been their photo editor for fifteen years. Prior to that, she was the photo editor for Vanity Fair. And before that, she was the photo editor for Geo, a German magazine with a focus on geography, history, and world culture that went out of business in the 80’s. For this interview, I talked to Biondi about what it was like to work with photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Helmut Newton, what life at The New Yorker is like and how photography has changed since she got in the game. The short answer to that last question: video is going to have a much bigger presence in the future.

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The 55th Venice Biennale: Giardini Slideshow With Commentary

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 3, 2013
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Last week we spent hundreds of hours looking at art at the Venice Biennale. We saw a lot of art. It’s a sprawling affair, that invites hundreds of countries to exhibit their nation’s best artwork.

We have a lot to talk about, so without any further ado, here’s part one of our Giardini slideshow with commentary. It features pavilions by Russia, Great Britain, Switzerland, Venezuela, Greece, Poland, Serbia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, the United States, and Canada. Look for part two later today.

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Venice Prep: What To Read While Waiting In Line

by Corinna Kirsch on May 31, 2013
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We’ve braved our fair share of long lines at the Venice Biennale. Waiting’s rarely fun, but it hasn’t been entirely awful thanks to artist Jonas Staal and De Heren van Design’s “Ideological Guide to The Venice Biennale”. We’ve been reading a lot of it.

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Artnet Magazine Closes, But Archives Will Be Preserved

by Paddy Johnson on June 25, 2012
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After 16 years, the online-only publication Artnet Magazine will close today, reports Art in America. Sites in Germany, France and the United States will all cease publication and their three full-time editorial staff members, Walter Robinson, Rachel Corbett, and Emily Nathan, will leave the company. Robinson indicated in a note sent to Art Fag City that all of artnet’s editorial staff are seeking work.

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