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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Kitsch-Off, Film Festival, and a Weekend of Internet Jailbreaking

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 30, 2013
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This week, the emerging art world owns its quirkiness. Cleopatra’s has a show about working out; Sara Cwynar builds a kitsch encyclopedia; and Ann Hirsch performs a two-person act set in a chat room.

Also, the New Museum prepares for its major Chris Burden exhibition (get in line now) and the New Yorker sells tickets for the New Yorker Festival this weekend (don’t get too excited). And through the end of next week, the New York Film Festival continues screening independent and critical films. We don’t know anything about film, so luckily, AFC’s resident filmmaker Rhett Jones made us a round-up. All that and more, after the jump!

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David Cronenberg/David Denby: Psychology and the Body

by Will Brand on October 5, 2011
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Martin Scorcese once described technosex-body horror director David Cronenberg as looking “like a Beverly Hills gynecologist”. I think he looks more like The Fly.

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The NY Art Book Fair and New Yorker Festival Event Recommendations

by Paddy Johnson on September 27, 2011
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It’s hard to imagine a busier culture week for New York than this one. AFC’s Whitney Kimball is about to unleash our gallery opening picks for this week alone – oddly enough Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner is on our list of shows to see (we, like everybody else, enjoy crotch shots and boobs) — and both the NY Art Book Fair and The New Yorker Festival will run Friday through Sunday. Given the sheer volume of events to go see, I’ve picked out a few anticipated talks from the NY Art Book Fair and The New Yorker Festival. I have a feeling this will be a very fun weekend.

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