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Friday Links: Deller Censorship and Pritzker Shame

by Whitney Kimball on May 31, 2013

A rare hen harrier. Image courtesy of the Guardian.

  • If you have yet to catch up on the Pritzker Prize controversy, Carolina Miranda’s recent analysis is the authoritative source. As for why you should care, her April interview with Denise Scott Brown offered a pretty shocking testimony to misogyny in the architecture world. [Architect Magazine]
  • Roberta Smith was a friend of Donald Judd, and likes his shrine-house, which has been restored just as he left it. “Its inauguration can only be good for art, design and architecture in New York City and elsewhere,” she writes. [NY Times] (If you still have yet to read Jerry Saltz’s conversation with architecture critic Justin Davidson on the subject, that’s a good one. It reaffirms why people feel so strongly about Judd, and why the Judd worship is justified). [NY Mag]
  • Pinterest has announced it’s loosening up on the nudity ban to accommodate artful nudes. Not that it ever had much luck policing those. [TechCrunch]
  • A new service called Coub (ew) allows you to create ten-second loops from YouTube videos. [Animal, coub]
  • We really can all get along. The Wall Street Journal observes that local businesses are catering more to the art residents in Bushwick. The Boar’s Head distributor Frank Brunckhorst Co. has offered the use of its private block to Storefront Bushwick so they can curate a sculpture show in the street this weekend. [WSJ (behind the paywall)]
  • Apparently, the British Council asked Venice Biennale artist Jeremy Deller not to show a banner ambiguously stating “Prince Harry Kills Me.” They worried that it referenced British troops in Afghanistan; Deller confirmed to BBC Radio that it also had to do with the Sandringham incident, in which the prince and a friend were investigated for the shooting of two rare birds of prey on his family’s estate. (His show is full of bird imagery). [Guardian]
  • Once there was an easy way to get from Brooklyn to Queens without going through Manhattan. But that’s just not possible anymore. [Village Voice]
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The AFC Guide to Bushwick Open Studios

by Whitney Kimball on May 29, 2013
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We always go into open studio events with high hopes, though the experience itself is not always a picnic. You’re going to do some digging to find those gems. To help you get through this, we made you a list of picks based on photos we saw on the Internet. You’re welcome.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Last Chance Dance

by Whitney Kimball on December 18, 2012
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Before we head out for the holidays, we’ve still got some thrilling art events in store. Performances! Holiday parties! Openings! Benefits! If 2012 still leaves you feeling artistically unfulfilled, then you’ve still got one more shot at getting some closure.

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Bushwick Basel Participants Report: BOS a Success

by Paddy Johnson on June 5, 2012
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At 1,500 bucks, Bushwick Basel might have the smallest operating budget of any art fair we’ve been to, but it drew some of the largest crowds at this weekend’s Bushwick Open Studios. Debuting at artist and fair organizer Jules de Balincourt’s Starr Space, the fair attracted 11 galleries from around the neighborhood. It was, by many accounts, a success.

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Thank You to This Month’s Sponsors

by Sponsors on March 30, 2012

We would like to take a brief moment to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out!

  • 20×200, a great place to browse and buy contemporary art prints at reasonable prices.
  • Artspace. Collect art from the world's best contemporary artists at accessible prices.
  • Pulse Art Fair. New dates Pulse NY, MAY 3-6, 2012 at The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, New York.
  • Tyler School of Art. 2012 MFA Thesis exhibitions on view through May 12.
  • Pernod Art & Absinthe Guide. A handy mobile App that lists Galleries, Events and Bars in BK.
  • StoreFront Bushwick. Bushwick Gallery currently featuring artist Kirk Stoller.
  • Artspan. A contemporary art destination and service providing totally customizable artist websites.
  • Norte Maar. Community building non-profit organization with an emphasis on collaborative projects.
  • Art Systems. Professional art gallery, antiques and collections management software.
  • Tyler Summer Painting & Sculpture Intensive. 7-week immersion program for artists interested in developing their work in a challenging and supportive environment.
  • SVA MPS Graduate Fashion Photography Program. An intensive one-year degree program offering practicing photographers the opportunity to advance their bodies of work.
  • Art New England Summer Workshops. Immerse yourself in your art without the interruptions and responsibilities of daily life.
  • Bernard Klevickas. New York-based sculptor.
  • Adam Lindeman. Follow what the NY Observer columnist is seeing and reading at his site.
  • Avant/Garde Diaries. A digital interview magazine that documents personal views on the avant-garde.
  • Artists Wanted. Connecting creative talent with an international audience of collectors and art enthusiasts.

If you are interested in advertising on Art Fag City, please get in touch with Nectar Ads, the Art Ad Network.

Post image: Jon Rafman

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[Sponsor] Beat Nite 7: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Saturday March 10, 6-10 PM

by Sponsors on March 7, 2012
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Jason Andrew + Norte Maar present the seventh installment of Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late. This bi-annual night, now in it's fourth year, continues to be an exciting showcase for art in the epicenter of the city’s young creative community.

Half art stroll, half bar crawl, alternative spaces and reputable galleries will once again welcome the public to see real art in real time, one night only on March 10, 6-10pm with an official after party at English Kills from 10-12pm. Participating Spaces include: Norte Maar, Centotto, English Kills, Factory Fresh, AIRPLANE, Botanic, Microscope, Storefront Bushwick, Active Space, Art on Fire, Camel Art Space, Cojo Art Space, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Small Black Door, Studio 10, Theodore Art, Valentine Gallery, 950 Hart Gallery and Parlour.

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PSA: Some Art Spaces Are Not Open All The Time

by Whitney Kimball on February 13, 2012
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I tend to miss a lot of shows where the venue has limited hours or is not on the way to another gallery. This is too bad, because those shows are often the ones I want to see most. I bet this happens to other people, too, so I’ve put together my shortlist of the ones that get away.

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