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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Thursday Openings

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on June 17, 2013
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What is happening this week? Thursday is happening. After the Venice Biennale and Frieze, galleries are back on track with mega-Thursday opening nights, boasting the arrival of fun summer group shows. Jew York! The Kitchen! Emerging! Established! All of it’s going into one big pot. Time for some fun.

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Morning Links: Resource Edition

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on March 13, 2013
  • A blog and potential resource for President and canine painter George Bush. [Dog Art Today]
  • Hilarious! The L.A. MOCA drama told in GIFs. [C-Monstah]
  • A new art(ish) blog based in Copenhagen launches with reviews of international shows and the odd interview and news item. Not a lot of critical perspective here, but a reasonable start. [Recent Future Archive]
  • MOCA is close to working out a five-year agreement with The National Gallery in DC, which will include collaborating on programming and research and exhibitions. This might help ward off the LACMA merger. [NYTimes]
  • Vine hack. Now you can make 20 second videos if you want to. [AnimalNY] Thank-you Jordan Smilovic [Brooklyn Web Developers]
  • If you’re in Europe, nobody’s going to stop you from watching porn on your computer. It’s porn IRL that’ll get you in trouble. [Mashable]
  • Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong writes a letter to Hyperallergic’s Senior Editors Kyle Chayka and Jillian Steinhauer in response to “When Artspeak Means Oppression” penned last week by contributor Mostafa Heddaya. In that piece, Heddaya calls out the Guggenheim for not paying much attention to human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates where they’re currently building Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. [Hyperallergic]
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced last week that the museum will be laying off 21 people (11 percent of its staff). Why are they doing this? Tyler Green takes a look at their rationale and finds it inconsistent with museum management practices. Consider this your must-read article for the day. [Modern Art Notes]
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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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Werner Herzog’s Hearsay of the Soul is Overrated

by Paddy Johnson on March 23, 2012
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That Werner Herzog film in the Whitney Biennial sure is a stinker. The press loves it, though. Why I think they’re wrong, after the jump.

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The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction* in Pictures

by Will Brand and Paddy Johnson on February 28, 2012
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Thursday’s Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction* at Site/109 was a screaming success and we’ve got just under a hundred pictures to prove it.

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34 AFC Friends Cite Their Favorite Link of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 31, 2011
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As is our annual tradition, I’ve asked people I know and respect to contribute their single favorite link for the year. No themes. No grand explanations. Just one link, and one sentence describing why they liked it. For the first time ever, this year I received no dupe links. The web is a much larger place than it used to be.

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The Year in Brief: Good Riddance To Mainstream Media

by Whitney Kimball on December 30, 2011
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John Hockenberry, Jim VandeHei, Michael Wolff debate “Good Riddance to Mainstream Media” against Katrina vanden Heuvel, David Carr, and Phil Bronstein. This may not have been the groundbreaking internet video of 2011, but I thought about it often while reading this year’s (albeit art) internet highlights.

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Thursday Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 20, 2011

  • The blogo-sphere is questioning the wisdom of Occupy Museums. Isn’t it better to question the auctions, the art market, the anything but the Frick? More on that later in the day, but first a related link from Lisa Beck, who reminds me of 2009′s hot media story: the art market is more corrupt than the stock market! [Reuters] [IntelligenceSquared]
  • Holy shit: the Warhol Authentication Board is going to dissolve. ”I don’t want to spend $7 million a year on lawyers,” Foundation president Joel Wachs said, referring to the amount paid by the foundation last year toward defending itself. [ArtInfo]
  • This week in Miguels: Curator Miguel Von Perez uses facebook like tumblr; his image updates are the best I’ve seen. [Facebook] Miguel Amado’s The Walls That Divide Us opens November 9th as part of apexart’s Unsolicited Proposals program. [ApexArt]
  • Kyle Chayka talks link rot. [artinfo]
  • “Defining the youngins” is a story that never seems to get old. And could there be anything more representative of 20-somethings than a Gchat with your sister? I’m pretty sure there is, but NYMag didn’t find it. [NYMag]
  • Jerry Saltz’s Work of Art wrap-up this week is pretty great, though perhaps I just like the use of the word douchebag. [NYMag]
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