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Thursday Links: Sad News Day

by Whitney Kimball on December 13, 2012

So long, Art Cat. We’re sad to hear that New York’s hub for emerging and underknown artist exhibition listings will be converted into an archive as of January 1st, 2013. Writes Barry Hoggard: “Charging for listings, for a calendar that wants to maintain quality and promote underknown artists and galleries, is a non-starter. It is apparent to me, after eight years, that there is no financial support for an art calendar of this kind.” He goes on to say that if anyone is interested in the code and data, he’s ready to talk. [ArtCat]

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#Longreads: The End, The End, The End

by Paddy Johnson on November 9, 2012
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Got a bit of extra time to read a misguided reflection on post-apocalyptic and post-catastrophic novels?

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27th Street Galleries Must Jump Hurdles Before Reopening

by Corinna Kirsch on November 7, 2012
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27th Street looks like a mess. That swath of galleries—Derek Eller Gallery, Winkleman, Foxy Production, Jeff Bailey Gallery, and Wallspace—remains shuttered, dealing with a lack of electricity, heat, and phone service. Things have been destroyed irrevocably, and it could be some weeks before these galleries reopen, if at all.

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Six Feet Under: Smack Mellon Begins Its Road to Recovery

by Corinna Kirsch on November 5, 2012
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Smack Mellon, the artist residency and exhibition space in DUMBO, was hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy. This weekend, AFC paid a visit to assess the damage.

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[Updated] How to Volunteer for Hurricane Sandy Clean Up

by Corinna Kirsch on November 1, 2012
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You’ve seen the pictures. You’ve read the tweets. New York City looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland along its waterfront. Among the many things New York City needs right now, clean up is one of them. The art world is rallying, too.

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Flood Damage Tips From AXA ART

by Whitney Kimball on October 31, 2012
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We called up the art insurance company AXA ART to ask what Sandy-affected galleries can expect in the days ahead. A rep tells us they’re currently moving artworks to a warehouse, where they’re performing “art triage,” so cheers to that. They also gave us a few tips for dealing with the aftermath. New gallerists in particular will want to look at this.

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Photos from the Aftermath in Chelsea

by Whitney Kimball on October 31, 2012
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Walking down 21st street yesterday was a sobering reminder that even the most impenetrable Chelsea galleries are run by people; from the looks of it, they may have been hit the hardest. We wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

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