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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Orgasmatron Lives!

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch Gabriela Vainsencher on October 7, 2013
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We’re still flying by on September’s openings, but by the time the weekend rolls around, we’re gonna see some signs of new art life. Throughout the week, there’s a heckuva bunch of artist talks and lectures. We just might jump out of our panda costumes to attend a few. By the time the weekend rolls around though, we’ll have some hard choices to make. Pandacam re-enactments or Mike Kelley’s behemoth retrospective at PS1, Rollin Leonard’s solo show of cut up digital bodies, or Robert Longo’s Patsy Cline cover band reuniting at The Kitchen. Only time will tell whether the government’s shutdown has greater effects on the art world than anyone could have predicted.

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Our Take On “The Cat Show” at White Columns—With Kitty Pics!

by Corinna Kirsch on June 20, 2013
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The Cat Show at White Columns has everything and nothing to do with cats. Everything, because most of the 134 artworks show cats or cat-related ephemera—like litter boxes, scratching posts, or yarn. Nothing, because the themes of many of these works aren’t about cats at all.

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AFC Adds Old People Background Option to Site

by Paddy Johnson on February 20, 2013
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Ask and you shall receive.

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An Informal Survey of Swag: The Sociology of Hip Hop In the Micro-World of Emerging Net Art

by Jennifer Chan on September 14, 2012
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Cultural studies has established that suburban white kids love hip hop in a complex manner; heaps has been written on aspiration, colorblindedness, misogynism, emulation, and subordination. But just what makes hip hop so appealing to net artists? Instead of passing off any attempt to indulge in hip hop as a 1:1 relationship between appropriation and mockery, I’m interested in looking at how different artists incorporate hip hop in their artwork to talk about themselves.

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[Update] The Andy Monument Will Leave Union Square for Houston, Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on August 21, 2012
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In May, AFC reported that Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument would stay in Union Square through the end of the summer. This week, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) unveiled a crowdsourcing campaign to bring The Andy Monument to Texas. The sculpture will be on view in Union Square until September 4, 2012.

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The Andy Monument Extends Its Stay in Union Square

by Corinna Kirsch on May 15, 2012
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Rob Pruitt's The Andy Monument will not be removed from Union Square on schedule. It's sticking around due to popular demand. According to Kellie Honeycutt, representative for Public Art Fund, the sculpture will stay up through the tourist season, with the thought that millions more will see it.

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Announcing The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards Auction List

by Paddy Johnson on February 20, 2012
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I’ve been trying to keep the Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction updates from completely taking over the blog, but benefits are such an enormous undertaking that at some point you just give up and hope people will find them as fascinating as you do. I’m not exactly an unbiased source, but with the auction items we release today, I can’t imagine there being any question over whether you should attend. As greg.org tweeted yesterday evening, “A live staging of Richard Prince’s deposition is only in the like 80th pctile of crazy in @artfagcity’s benefit auction”. That’s an exaggeration of course — I’d give that re-enactment a far more generous crazy ranking — but the point is well made. You simply won’t find more unique experiences and objects anywhere else.

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