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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

Tyler Shields is A Terrible Artist. Kathy Griffin is Just His Accomplice.

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Is a picture worth ten million words? That’s the question we’re faced with when considering the out-of-proportion reaction to a recent photo of Kathy Griffin holding the decapitated head of President Donald Trump. Enough commentary has poured across social, mainstream, and fringe media to fill a small library. Show More Summary

Thursday Links: AI Color Names Include “Bank Butt” and “Clardic Fug”

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

MoMA’s latest expansion, set to wrap-up in 2019, will add galleries, more public space, and extend what’s arguably the museum’s sole architectural icon—the Bauhaus staircase. Coinciding with this renovation, MoMA is aiming to diversify its collection and programming. Show More Summary

NFSW GIF of the Hump Day: Rafia Santana

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In honor of tomorrow's discussion on animated GIFs by Museum of Moving Image commissioned artists, Lorna Mills, Rafia Santana and Matt DiVito, we're showcasing Rafia Santana's NSFW dick GIF. As has been mentioned previously on AFC, Santana is one of the rare digital artists exploring the vernacular of race, advertising and pop culture. Show More Summary

A New Memorial Day Tradition: Burn a Confederate Flag With Artist John Sims

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This Memorial Day, John Sims hosted a fiery funeral for the Confederate Flag in Detroit. He aims to make this a cathartic annual tradition.

Wednesday Links: Gallows Sculpture Deemed too Offensive, Slated for Demo

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83129" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sam Durant's "Scaffold" is being disassembled by the Walker Art Center because it offends people. Image credit: ANTHONY SOUFFLE[/caption] Are these the world’s best outdoor sculpture parks? I have a hard time lumping the Brooklyn Bridge Park in this list. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Swear Trek

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This pretty much sums up the Internet right now. Via Swear Trek.

This Week’s Must See Events: Elevator GIFs and Dystopias

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

We're looking at a pretty light week for events coming out of Memorial Day weekend. The good news here is that while there maybe fewer openings and talks to attend there's no shortage of quality. Start your week today by visiting the SVA Computer Art thesis show and leave time on Wednesday for a performance by M6 of Meredeth Monk compositions. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Disney Art, Barbie Art Still Terrible Yet Still Trending

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_83113" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A detail from Jeff Gillette's oil painting "Bandra Brown," 2017. (Deborah Vankin / Los Angeles Times)[/caption] I (Michael) interviewed Raúl de Nieves ahead of his upcoming...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Trump Meets His Handshake Match

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Donald Trump has a notoriously weird handshake that only Justin Trudeau has been able to successfully beat. Until today, that is. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron countered Trump's death-grip in a minor arm-wrestling match...Show More Summary

This Saturday in Bushwick: Art For Under $100

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This Saturday, a group of artists is throwing a pop-up studio sale at 56 Bogart Street. All of the work will be priced for under $100, making this a rare opportunity to snatch some affordable pieces from emerging artists. Dubbed BegShow More Summary

Trump Family’s Bizarre Goth Visit to Vatican Sparks Meme Wave

6 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Donald, Melania, and Ivanka Trump paid an extremely awkward visit to the Pope this week, and the only ones who seemed to enjoy themselves were everyone on the internet. This is the latest in a string of GIF-able, meme-able moments from...Show More Summary

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