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Tuesday Links: Art Basel Unlimited Photos Disappoint

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Philanthropist and art collector Agnes Gund sold Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 work Masterpiece for 162 million to billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector Steve Cohen back in January for a reason. She's funding a new project supports criminal justice reform and seeks to reduce mass incarceration in the United States. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Shameless Dishonesty Breeds Hypocrisy

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

These are the same people who complain about the ubiquity of fake news from main stream media.

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Artists Take Over Your Landline

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Every summer there's a gallery that finds an occasion to launch a cat show, and this season is no different. Start the week off at Con Artist Collective, which will host a show demonstrating artists love for kitties. Consider that show a warm up for what's to come. Show More Summary

Monday Links: Failed Banks and More at the Museum of Capitalism

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83237" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Superflex, Bankrupt Banks (2012).[/caption] Art duo FICTILIS has opened the Museum of Capitalism in a former industrial space in Oakland. The museum contains works from artists, theorists, and economists that try to imagine the legacy of capitalism from the perspective of its end. Show More Summary

Documenta 14: Learning From Athens, Learning From Crisis

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

You don’t need to go to Kassel, Germany to know that the world seems on shaky ground. But this year’s documenta exhibition, “Learning From Athens,” nails home that idea, nonetheless. That’s quite intentional, given that documenta 14Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Stay Cool

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

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