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Magda Sawon

The Art F City Paddle8 Auction is Live!

by The AFC Staff on February 7, 2014
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Good news. The Art F City auction is live on Paddle8 and we’re employing every form of digital media to let people know! That means you’ve got through Monday, February 17th at NOON sharp to bid on all live items before the heading to Postmasters Gallery for the live auction with CK Swett. You have through Monday, February 17th at TEN PM to bid on silent lots.

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Tickets to The Art F City Roast on Sale Now!

by The AFC Staff on January 10, 2014
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This February 17th, get ready for The Art F City Art World Roast Auction and Awards (AFCAWRAaA): a night of crowning the worst and auctioning off the best. (Basically, it’s like the art prom, but everyone is Carrie). Prepare yourself for roasting and ass gadgetry; this year, our gilded awards will take the form of golden butt plugs.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: We’ve Got a Talk Show, Emojis, and a Death Match

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on December 10, 2013
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Get ready for snarky and smart-y talks.

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Vote! You Have One Week to Turn Postmasters’ Magda Sawon Into a Sculpture

by Corinna Kirsch on June 24, 2013
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Our #getbusted campaign for Magda Sawon sure has paid off. With this week’s announcement of the contest finalists, we found out she’s made the cut!

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The Art F City Campaign for a Magda Sawon Sculpture on the High Line

by Corinna Kirsch on April 23, 2013
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As part of “Busted”, the High Line is letting you nominate a special someone who’ll be turned into a sculpture.

That’s great news because we know who we want to see made into a sculpture on the High Line: Postmasters’ Magda Sawon.

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1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star at the New Museum

by Paddy Johnson on February 26, 2013
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Those looking for a brief reprieve from contemporary culture may find solace in the New Museum’s “1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, No Star.” The show surveys the New York art world in 1993, which as this show tells it, may not be much better than what we’ve got now, but was at least more open about its displeasure with the status quo. It is a raw, imperfect exhibition whose narrative is unusually informed by the route one takes through the museum, and it is worth every minute you can spend on it.

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Panel Discussion Recap: Issues of Digital Media Art at the Woodstock Digital Media Festival

by Paddy Johnson on June 22, 2011
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What is new media? Most of the time I don’t want to spend any more energy than I have to thinking about the question; it has a “what is art?” flavor I don’t care for. There are exceptions to this, though, and last weekend proved to be one of them.

Tackled during the “Issues of Digital Media Art” session at The Woodstock Digital Media Festival Saturday morning, panel moderator and artist Joe McKay began by asking why we always have to ask what new media is. Beyond providing a basic distinction between digital art (a digital print or sculpture — object based work) and New Media (work that is created, stored and distributed with digital technologies),  the panelists addressed how the medium is defined in universities, by curators, and by artists (who often opt not to bother with the issue at all). Members also addressed the pull of technology to artists, a topic of conversation that led to Magda Sawon’s assertion that “we’re at this stage where the democratization of access to technology brings in a very different layer of artists who still could be called media artists, but for them it’s a natural tool.” For this new strata of artists, “It’s not a learned tool and discovered tool, it’s the available tool.”

Sawon was part of a panel consisting of herself and Tamas Banovich, owners of Postmasters art, Christiane Paul, curator of New Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and artists Marcin Ramocki and Mary Flanagan.

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