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AFC’s Art Fair Coverage Roundup

by The AFC Staff on March 10, 2014
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Last week was a blur. We ran around to the Armory Show, Independent, Moving Image, Spring/Break, and the ADAA Art Show, all in order to bring you a bevy of slideshows, reports, and a “We Went To.” We’re proud of our coverage, and hope you’ll like reading it, too. Enjoy.

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The Art Fairs In Review

by Paddy Johnson on March 11, 2013
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Missed the art fairs last week? Can’t get enough of art fair pictures? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a recap of how we spent our time last week.

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The Independent Perfects the Art Übermarket

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on March 8, 2013
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In 2010, forty of New York’s up-and-comer galleries sailed downstream to avoid the Armory’s stench of death. Maybe it was the massive crowds or the lack of sunlight that made Thursday night’s opening so grim, but, four iterations later, the Independent has unmistakably assumed the mantle of young establishment.

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Moving Image, A Fair With Purpose

by Corinna Kirsch on March 8, 2013
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Slowly but surely, galleries are reaching a breaking point with the art fair circuit. Escape isn’t an option for most galleries. Instead of opting out, we’re seeing a rise in specialized fairs, those that provide an alternative to the white-walled booth model. Moving Image is one of those fairs, and it has all the makings of a solid future.

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Your Guide to Armory Week

by Reid Singer on March 4, 2013
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Even though the hum around Armory week seems subdued this year, visiting half-a-dozen-plus art fairs can in a few days’ time can feel like a week on a Eurail pass. Naive outsiders are treated harshly, the food is unfamiliar and overpriced, and you spend a lot of time snooping around taking pictures. It’s useful to have an index that you can depend on to guide you towards the things that are worth seeing and away from the things that aren’t. A guidebook if you will. Here’s ours.

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Why the Independent Art Fair Works

by Whitney Kimball on March 9, 2012
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The Independent Art Fair's great gift: eye contact. With vast ceilings, large windows, and no cubicle-style booths, people aren’t constantly scanning the room behind you to locate James Franco. This means no angry smiles, no high-speed nodding, and no cracked-out active listening. The tone is friendlier. Admission is free, and light is ample. Much of the work is genuinely interesting. Open space literally translates an air of transparency; though this is still no place for an art experience, it feels closer to an exhibition than a department store.

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The Official Art Fag City Art Fair and Biennial Guide

by Paddy Johnson Will Brand and Whitney Kimball on March 2, 2012
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Get ready for non-stop art viewing. If you like art at all, next week's schedule should be packed with art fairs, biennial viewings, and openings. If you don't know where to start, we're here to help. Our one sentence synopsis as follows: This year more elitists, more protests, more video art, more foreigners, and continued efforts to disguise art fairs as nightclubs.

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