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Interview

Carlos A. Rivera on the Rise of ArtRank (Formerly Known as Sell You Later)

by Corinna Kirsch on March 21, 2014
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I chatted with Carlos A. Rivera about his involvement in the art world, Sell You Later’s short history, and what’s in store for ArtRank.

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David Zwirner: Minimalism is Undervalued

by Paddy Johnson on March 3, 2014
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David Zwirner is a very good salesman.

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Field Report from Arizona: GWC, Investigators at High Desert Test Sites

by Corinna Kirsch on October 24, 2013
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Over the past week, three artists have been camping out in Arizona in search of paranormal activity. I set up a time to chat with them over email—there’s no cell phone reception at their campsite—to get a report about what they’re doing out in the middle of nowhere.

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Jimmy Van Bramer on Why You Should Invite City Council to Your Openings

by Whitney Kimball on October 17, 2013
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As the chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is basically the City Council’s spokesperson for culture, and has a pretty clear idea of what needs to happen to make New York livable for artists again. Here’s why he thinks the city should have a plan for artists, why artists need to count themselves, and why you should invite him to your openings.

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Ten Years of the Listings Project: An Interview With Stephanie Diamond

by Paddy Johnson on September 16, 2013
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Stephanie Diamond’s Listings Project is having a very special 10 year anniversary. Today, she launches the Listings Project website, a weekly listserv of art-related job and real estate classifieds. (AFC staffers can thank Listings Project on both fronts, on more than one occasion). A few months ago, I sat down with her to talk about the website and the wildly successful project, which is both an art community and Diamond’s longest-running art project.

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How Do People Feel About the Gramsci Monument?

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on August 16, 2013
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“Another monument to his monumental ego,” Ken Johnson recently labelled Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument, a big wooden community center which looks like a set from Peter Pan, and occupies the Bronx’s Forest Housing Projects through September. Rather than a towering chrome figurehead, the monument is an intellectual playground; a drastic improvement to the quality of life at Forest; and an overwhelmingly loving event.

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Censoring the Voice Tunnel: 5 Questions with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

by Clara Olshansky on July 31, 2013
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In a remarkable case of irony, the NYPD has attempted to censor an art installation about free speech. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s upcoming Park Avenue tunnel installation, Voice Tunnel is an open platform, allowing anyone to say whatever they want through an intercom that will translate the noise into waves of light and sound. The NYPD, however, wanted to include a 6-second delay, in case they needed to censor anything dangerous. They compromised: a monitor will stand by as people speak, and, in case of anything really incendiary, there is a button to delete the recording.

This is a uniquely appropriate issue for Lozano-Hemmer, whose work often concerns free speech and monitoring the public.

The artist talks with us about how he feels about the intervention, and what the censorship will look like.

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Critics’ Q&A with Paddy Johnson on ARTINFO

by Paddy Johnson on July 9, 2013
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Today I spent a bit of time talking to ArtINFO Canada’s Sky Goodden about criticism here and in Canada for her Critics Q&A Series. Turns out, I’ve got quite a bit to say.

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