Blog Profile / Art Fag City

Filed Under:Arts
Posts on Regator:4945
Posts / Week:13.5
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Carol Cole: Cast a Clear Light at The Weatherspoon

yesterdayArts : Art Fag City

Exciting news: I've co-curated an exhibition of Carol Cole's work and collection at the Weatherspoon with Emily Stamey! This exhibition is long overdue, so I'm proud to have had a part in making it happen. Carol Cole: Cast a Clear Light opens March 3rd and will run through June 17th. Show More Summary

Explain Me: The Stink of Met Admission Hikes Endures

yesterdayArts : Art Fag City

Back in January, William Powhida and I recorded an episode of Explain Me on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new admission policy. Earlier that month, the museum known for housing some of the world's greatest treasures announced its admission price would no longer remain "pay-as-you-wish". Show More Summary

How The New Tax Bill Affects Freelancers

last monthArts : Art Fag City

It’s 2018, and you are likely starting to think about your taxes. You may also be wondering what’s in the newly passed tax legislation (officially the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” or TCJA) and how it’s going to affect you. Here is some help, specifically targeted for freelancers and creative economy workers.

Explain Me: What Curators Really Think—A Cringe Worthy Report

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

On this episode of Explain Me we discuss a disastrous curator conference at SVA titled "Curatorial Activism and the Politics of Shock", the Miami art fairs, and three shows— "Talon Rouge: Six Mexican Artists Revisit José Juan Tablada...Show More Summary

From Donald Trump’s Lips to Future Clown’s Hips: Time to Resign!

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It's a miserable day in American history. Republicans have passed a bill that will give corporations and wealthy millionaires massive tax cuts while reducing the services for virtually everyone else. They've included enrichment provisions that will benefit the president and senators who have been on the fence, and by lying to the American people. Show More Summary

Irena Jurek Interviews Billy Grant: One-Time Pyromaniac, Now Artist with a Drill

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Billy Grant's art practice is expansive. He works in virtually every medium from painting, drawing and collage to sculpture, video, and performance. He collaborates constantly—his best known collaborative effort with the Virginia based art collective Dearraindrop which ran from 2001 to 2009. Show More Summary

Call for Submissions: We’re So Not Getting Our Security Deposit Back, Baltimore Edition

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Attention Baltimore artists and organizers! Art F City is compiling our second city-specific zine archiving defunct artist spaces. For our first edition, we focused on Washington DC, and for our second we'll be focusing on Baltimore....Show More Summary

Gentrification, Income Inequality and Donald Trump Baby Turds

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In this episode of Explain Me William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk about the 450 million dollar Leonardo Da Vinci of disputed authenticity and the Boyle Heights activists who follow artist Laura Owen's from L.A. to New York to protest her non-profit 365 Mission while she visited The Whitney. Show More Summary

The AFC Paddle8 Auction Launches!

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Charity auctions are a great way to acquire art while supporting the arts organizations you love. So, if you've listened to our new podcast, "Explain Me" hosted by yours truly (Paddy Johnson) and artist William Powhida, or would like...Show More Summary

Explain Me with Kenny Schachter: How Trumpian is the Art World?

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and I talk to Kenny Schachter about the art world and it's problem with truth. In addition to a bunch of talk about the upper tier—Schachter's speciality—we grill him on the troubles of the middle tier, which he mostly describes as cyclical and thus not as bad as they seem. Show More Summary

Opera Virtuoso Hasn’t Yet Recovered from Schroom Trip

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The only thing online opera star (and AFC benefit host) Joseph Keckler needs to complete his persona is a massive following of rabid internet followers he can manipulate for his own evil ends. Today, he came one step closer to achieving AFC's goal for the performer by releasing a sequel to "Shroom Aria" called "Strangers from the Internet". Show More Summary

The New “Explain Me”s: Monsters and Monstahs in the House

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The new Explain Me podcasts have dropped! This week William Powhida and I did more than we anticipated, so there are two podcasts. The first is a discussion with L.A.Times Staff Writer Carolina A. Miranda (also known as @cmonstah onShow More Summary

A Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces (DC Edition) Launches This Thursday!

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Thursday, October 5th 6-8 PM Washington Project for the Arts 2124 8th St NW Which 30-year-old DC art space got its start by petitioning Mayor Walter Washington to take over a room filled with broken parking meters Which nonprofit gallery...Show More Summary

Introducing “Explain Me”, a Podcast with Paddy Johnson and William Powhida

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Good evening! Hello! I started a podcast with artist William Powhida! You read that right. This right here is the inaugural episode of "Explain Me", an art podcast that talks about the latest art news and exhibitions through the lens of politics, money and the moral of responsibility of artists. Show More Summary

Catbox Contemporary: It Looks Different in Person

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The idea for Catbox Contemporary had been percolating for years. Founder and artist Philip Hinge hatched the idea of starting a miniature gallery just after he finished grad school at VCU in 2014. The plan was to launch exhibitions inside one of two kitty apartments in his cat tree. Show More Summary

The Backyard Biennial: A Biennial Run on Zero Dollars

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

With the news that Documenta14 director Adam Szymczyk has led the massive 50-million dollar budget quinquennial into more than 8 million dollars of debt, it may be heartening to hear that there are other similarly named events that have managed to stay well under budget. Show More Summary

Limited Posting Resumes Next Week

5 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It's 85 degrees out right now, but we might as well admit it's not summer any more. All of which is to say, it's time to get back to work. As such, we'll be resuming limited posting next week. By that I mean you can expect the blog to...Show More Summary

Posting Notice: The Long Days of Summer

7 months agoArts : Art Fag City

We're taking a short break for the month of August so we can plan for the new season. We've got a lot up our sleeves and we can't wait to tell you about it. Look for us in September for some big announcements. See you then!

GIF of the Day: TAN MOM!

7 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Watching the heinous dumpster fire that is the American news these days, sometimes it's nice to reminisce about a more innocently crispy orange-faced villain from the news cycle's simpler times. Remember Patricia Krentil, a.k.a Tan Mom?...Show More Summary

L.A. Art Diary: The Final Entry

7 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In his final L.A. Art Diary post, Michael Anthony Farley explains why he can't live in Los Angeles, even though everyone else is these days.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC