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Thank Goodness for Martin Creed’s Work “No. 1020” at the Kitchen

by Corinna Kirsch on December 17, 2013
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A great performance from over the weekend.

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We Went to Toronto: Cronenberg and Bowie

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on November 27, 2013
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In which we discuss the influence of David Cronenberg and David Bowie, and its documentation.

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Hotter Than Hell: A Trip to Rashid Johnson’s Dutchman

by Alana Chloe Esposito on November 25, 2013
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Entering a storied East Village bathing establishment around 10 PM one evening, swimsuit in hand as per the instructions, I wondered what exactly I’d gotten myself into.

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Can Formalism Be Political?

by Whitney Kimball on November 21, 2013
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Painting may have never reflected the life and culture of New York City more closely than it does now in the sense that both have the feel of an epicurean walking tour.

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We Went To … Someplace Else in Chicago

by Robin Dluzen and Pedro Velez on November 19, 2013
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AFC’s Chicago contributors Robin Dluzen and Pedro Vélez ventured beyond the West Loop, opting instead to analyze a selection of those organizations and spaces that pave their own ways: the glorified art walk Brave New Art World; the artist-run, commission-free space AdventureLand; and Roots & Culture, a well-established non-profit gallery that regularly exhibits emerging art.

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Disabled Theater: Things I’m Not Willing to Do for Art

by Whitney Kimball on November 18, 2013
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When I heard of Jerome Bel’s “Disabled Theater”—an interpretive play performed by professional actors with learning disabilities—I thought, good. It’s about time we make a place for different kinds of expression in the art world. I don’t know what that place should look like, but after seeing one of Bel’s productions this week, I promise you: It’s not this.

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We Went to Toronto: Scrap Metal, Daniel Faria, and Division

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on November 12, 2013
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Two weeks ago we flew out to Toronto to check out Art Toronto and the city’s gallery scene. Two totally different worlds. While the fair suffers from a lack of ambition, the gallery shows we saw presented a more balanced picture of the city as a whole. It’s not perfect, but at the very least we managed to take in some work by a few of the Venice Biennale’s better artists.

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Philippe Quesne’s Art Bus Tour: Not Really a Tour

by Corinna Kirsch on November 6, 2013
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Here’s hoping I’ll see some better art during the rest of Performa.

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