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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

GIF of the Day: Stay Cool

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

As we head into the weekend know this: Anything cold won't stay that way for long. We're headed for a head wave. So make sure you have lots of ice. You're going to need it.

An Interview with Aleks Slota: Language is a Shell Game

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Years ago, if you read Derrida, Lacan and their fellow travelers and then came to the conclusion that language is inherently unreliable, you were considered at best pretentious and at worst mentally ill. Here, for instance, is Lacan on one of the various, maddeningly indirect ways in which words acquire meaning, or a lack thereof: “... Show More Summary

Friday Links: Major Shows Get Major Reviews

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Jeff Rosenheim, curator of the Met, is interviewed by Charlie Rose on his major retrospective of the work of photographer Irving Penn. [Charlie Rose] David Simon, of The Wire, notes that Trump never bothers to find out what Comey knows. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Every Queer’s Reaction to the Sense8 Cancellation

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It's so rare that a piece of pop culture feels as critically relevant and absorbing as the Netflix original Sense8. Fans worldwide are pretty devastated by Netflix's decision to cancel the queer sci-fi epic. Hopefully execs at the streaming giant will see the error of their ways. Until then, the wigs are coming off.

Thursday Links: All Eyes on Comey

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

A post shared by Sharon Needles (@sharonneedlespgh) on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:57am PDT Yep. Sharon Needles has recreated the infamous decapitated Trump Kathy Griffin photo. This is so much better than watching celebrities try to out-do each other with the ice bucket challenge. Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Creepy Cosplay

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Not Safe For Work cosplay GIFs tend to pretty tame by NSFW standards. My google searches have brought back lots of cleavage but very little x-rated. This GIF isn't particularly racy but it gets mention for the creepy Bill Clinton like figure hanging out behind the window grate. Ew.

2017-2018 Recipients of Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Announced

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program has announced their 2017-2018 artists and we couldn't be more thrilled. The seventeen selected applicants (out of over 1,300) include several names we've mentioned on the blog, along with frequent AFC collaborator Jaimie Warren. We're excited they'll be AFC's neighbors in DUMBO.

Wednesday Links: The Best Wonder Woman Review Ever

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The BEST review of Wonder Woman out there. "Somebody said they gave it a 9 out of 10. How? When she was a 12 the whole movie!" And "I LIKE being a man, I like doing things men do, but I can't even lie to you, for like 89% of the movie, I wanted to be Wonder Woman!" Thank you Josh Pray. Show More Summary

The Venice Biennale Pavilions: Caged Dogs, Fallen Logs, and the Problem of Time

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Pretty much any traveler will end up thinking about time in Venice given the age of the city, but the Biennale amplifies this tendency. Even in thinly attended years, visitors to the Venice Biennale preview quickly get used to standing in long cues to see popular pavilions. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Best Places to Cry in Public

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Very useful: a map of all the best places to cry in public around the city. [Curbed] Israel's oldest art school, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, is moving into a new SANAA-designed campus in Jerusalem. [The Jerusalem Post] A Takashi...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: What Long Island City Will Look Like in 6 Years, from Zum-3d

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

I stumbled across this GIF today while looking for a Queens-centric image for our weekly events listings post, because the borough has out-paced all others for top-notch art offerings this week. Now it seems Queens might be out-pacing much of the metro region in the construction boom. Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Queens Reigns Supreme

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

A decade ago, if you said that Manhattanites would be regularly heading to Queens for their culture fix it's unlikely most people would've believed you outside of Long Island City. But now the borough is increasingly our go-to destination for art events. Show More Summary

Angela Bulloch at Esther Schipper: When Three Sculptures Feel Like a Ballet

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The following might sound like a backhanded compliment, but stick with me. Angela Bulloch’s gorgeous new sculptures, on view at Esther Schipper, are happily in sync with what we traditionally think of as summer fare: big, colorful, distracting and kid-friendly. All that’s missing is the popcorn.

Monday Links: Punk Rock—Queers Steal Roger Bernat Stone from Documenta 14

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The Athens activist group Lgbtqi+ Refugees in Greece has stolen a Roger Bernat sculpture that was destined for a performance in Kassel as part of Documenta 14. They accuse the German arts festival of exploiting the refugee crisis on somewhat shaky grounds that I have a hard time following. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Maarten Brinkerink

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Back in 2015 GIF IT Up held a contest that invited people to use openly licensed and public domain material from the DPLA, DigitalNZ, Trove and Europeana to make animated GIFs. As with any public call, the results were mixed but this one by Maarten Brinkerink from Rotterdam stood out to us, namely because it didn't make any sense. Show More Summary

An Interview With Painter Alicia Gibson

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Alicia Gibson’s paintings are messy in the best sense of the word. Aesthetically, their sloppy paint, muddy colors and worked over surfaces look as if Gibson deposited all her thoughts on a given subject one canvas. Emotionally, they pack the same unvarnished punch. Show More Summary

The Personal Finance Attitude Adjustment

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In my last post, I outlined the basics of a personal finance plan. That article is the “what to do” where I answer questions about insurance, debt management, savings and investments. If you haven’t read it I suggest spending a bit of time with the post because it provides the foundation for getting your proverbial ducks in a row. Show More Summary

Friday Links: We Need More Seasons of Sense8 To Survive the Trump Years

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

I (Michael) don’t think I have ever been as emotionally invested in a piece of pop culture in my adult life as I have been watching the Netflix original Sense8. The show, from the Wachowskis, felt like the first site-specific artwork...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Time_Frame

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Faith Holland In honor of the GIF's 30th anniversary, GIPHY is launching a physical show featuring the work of 30 GIF artists called Time_Frame. 151 artworks and installations from well-known artists such as Lorna Mills, Faith Holland,...Show More Summary

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