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We Went to Chelsea: Why Isn’t Every Show Hermaphroditic Squid?

by The AFC Staff on January 4, 2013
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The new year and the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy mean that much of Chelsea won’t be open for another week or two. In the meantime, we’re seeing what we can. Here’s our report from 20th through 22nd Streets.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Staff Shows

by Paddy Johnson on August 16, 2012
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When French philosopher Jacques Rancière studied primary source materials from industrial workers in 19th-century France, he found they had surprisingly busy intellectual lives. Despite days spent performing manual labor, many workers had an active desire to participate in politics, culture, and philosophy, writing poetry, newspaper articles, and journals in their free time. One hundred years later, can we still make the same observations about workers?

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We Went To Chelsea, Vol. 2

by The AFC Staff on April 4, 2012
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This week, another installment of our radical idea of telling people whether the art we saw was any good. As always, it’s a mixed bag; this week we looked at shows by Virginia Overton, Fred Sandback, Stan Douglas, Moyra Davey, Vibha Galhotra, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Douglas Huebler, Dan Walsh, and Ugo Rondione.

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We Went To Chelsea, Vol. 1

by Will Brand and Paddy Johnson on February 9, 2012
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We see a lot more art than we ever get to tell people about, and we want to fix that. Towards that goal, we’ll be posting some quick hits – a paragraph or so of notes from each show we see in a day. Then we’ll argue. Then you can argue. It’ll be fun. These aren’t full reviews, but they’re a starting point. This week, Sergej Jensen, Thomas Scheibitz, Eric Wesley, Michael Snow, On Kawara, and Damien Hirst.

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