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This Week’s Must See Events: No Rest for the Weary

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 31, 2014
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Any art nerd who’s dreaming of taking this week off needs to take another look at their calendar. Galleries across the city are opening new shows, and there are plenty of talks too. Between art star Matthew Barney’s tell-all talk with Sir Norman Rosenthal at The 92nd Y this and upcoming talent Sara Cwynar’s show opening at Foxy Production this Friday, you’ll not lack art to see and discuss.

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AFC’s Top 10: Rhett Jones

by Rhett Jones on January 3, 2013
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Our personal top tens continue with Rhett Jones, AFC’s indispensable jack-of-all-trades and designated film person.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Defining A Cagean Aesthetic

by Paddy Johnson on April 11, 2012
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It's hard to imagine a show that effectively surveys John Cage's influence while remaining fresh. The musician, philosopher, and artist's influence is simply too large to track, and his strategies have been so thoroughly digested that they often appear as cliches.

Luckily, if curators Joachim Pissarro, Bibi Calderaro, Julio Grinblatt, and Michelle Yun thought about that difficulty, it didn't stop them from putting a show together. Notations: The Cage Effect Today, at Hunter College (through April 21), includes more than 25 artists whose work has been touched in some way by Cage. Why I like it after the jump.

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Links! Ice Cube and the Secret Leonardo; Nut Balls

by Will Brand on December 8, 2011

  • Ice Cube waxes about the Eameses in a promo video for Pacific Standard Time. Museum PR departments: this is how you do it. [YouTube]
  • Carolina Miranda’s written  a great introduction to the current wave of institutional critique – Bruces, Powhida, Dalton, Youngman, etc.  Hey, just an observation – these guys are all either Twitter-famous or YouTube-famous. When do we get to seriously institutionally critique Twitter or YouTube? [ARTnews]
  • One of Vasari’s frescos in Florence might be a victim of the celebrity cult he himself started; it’s getting tiny holes drilled in it to search for Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari[NY Times]
  • Greg Allen found John Cage’s recipe for “nut balls”, whatever those are. [Greg.org]
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Danspace Project – Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion CHEAP LECTURE AND THE COW PIECE

by Paddy Johnson on September 6, 2011

Danspace Project – Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion CHEAP LECTURE AND THE COW PIECE – Nov. 3 — I’m totally going to this. Burrows is a former soloist with the Royal Ballet. Fargion began writing music for Burrows in 1989. Cheap Lecture is a translation of John Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing.” The Cow Piece is a […]

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Failures | The Awl

by Paddy Johnson on May 5, 2011

Failures | The Awl – A fantastic story about John Cage and Mierle Ukeles. Must read.

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