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Martha Schwendener

AFC’s Stocking Stuffers: Picks From the Art Book Fair

by Whitney Kimball on December 12, 2013
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Holiday shopping we can get behind.

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New York Art Book Fair: The Indispensable Reading List

by Guests on September 27, 2013
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Editor’s note: Even we get sick of our own opinions. So rather than send one person to survey an event as large as the New York Art Book Fair, we asked a handful of artists, writers, curators, and designers for their picks. Good news: they came back to us with an indispensable reading list based on decades of experience and reflection. We know what we’re getting for Christmas this year.

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Friday Links: The Rob Pruitt Art Awards Return

by Paddy Johnson on September 6, 2013

Gretchen Bender

  • Woohoo! The Rob Pruitt Art Awards are back. (But no mention of the Guggenheim as their venue this time around?) Looks like AFC has some work to do… In the meantime, nominate your friends. [The Art Awards]
  • Gretchen Bender once said that artists are depicting a society already living outside its own reality. Martha Schwendener, The New York Times reviewer writing glowingly about her show at the The Kitchen, notes this while explaining that the aesthetic of Bender’s installations and videos create a bridge between an undead past and an uncertain future. Gotta see this show. [The New York Times]
  • Bloomberg stretches for a trend and finds a few erotic threads; The British Museum will open Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art and Gustuv Klimpt will make an appearance at the National Gallery. Consider yourself informed. [Bloomberg]
  • Tyler Green has spotlighted The Detroit Institute of Arts for his latest podcast, in light of the unfolding crisis in Detroit and how it might affect the museum. Consider this your listen for the day. It’s important. [Modern Art Notes]
  • The Governor’s Island Art Fair launches this weekend, and will be open every full weekend this September. Time to take a ferry! [Hyperallergic]
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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to Brooklyn. And Chim↑Pom!

by Whitney Kimball on March 11, 2013
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What’s Chim↑Pom, you ask? See for yourself in this week’s art events.

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Art World Survival Ideas on the Brooklyn Rail: Part One

by Whitney Kimball on February 11, 2013
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Thanks to Martha Schwendener, this month’s Brooklyn Rail includes a long list of alternatives to the art world status quo from a wide variety of thinkers– Artforum editors, academia, activists, gender studies theorists, museums, co-ops, artists– just to name a few. It’s a nice change from last month’s crisis-themed edition. I’ve rounded up the must-reads from the first half, with more to come.

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Village Voice Critics Address Art and Protest

by Whitney Kimball on March 21, 2012
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Last month, Christian Viveros-Faune started an online conversation with fellow Village Voice critics Martha Schwendener and R.C. Baker with a simple question: “If an artist had something important to say about the world, would anyone really listen?”

Two Fridays ago at Spring/Break, William Powhida hosted an open forum with Viveros-Faune, Martha Schwendener, and R.C. Baker to continue the conversation, particularly in light of Occupy Wall Street. Here's a bit of that exchange.

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