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Wednesday Links: Amenities for Shopping

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on April 16, 2014

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  • Last week’s inaugural Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair was full of art dealers scrambling to figure out what type of art techies might like. Some, like K&M Art, thought techies might want to unload their bitcoins for art. [Medium]
  • Monday nights you can choose between watching reality TV like Ru Paul’s Drag Race or wrestling entertainment like Raw. It doesn’t matter what you choose; NPR argues that both shows are “essentially one and the same,” both performance art about gender. I’d like to agree, but there’s too much of a focus in this piece on wrestlers performing masculinity and drag queens performing femininity; WWE is full of nearly naked sequined wrestlers twisted into pretzel positions with their oiled-up partners. [NPR]
  • Art collector and dealer Daniel Wolf and artist and architect Maya Lin have an old jail in Yonkers. They’re planning to transform it into studio space and a gallery. No word whether the collection will be made available public, but even so, the piece is pitched as though it’s about the budding art scene of Yonkers. The only other artist they were able to cite out there is David Hammons. The best part of the piece is when they describe the lack of basic amenities on the waterfront as “shopping.” [The New York Times]
  • Lawsuit filed against Brooklyn landlords claims they were quick to kick out black residents to make room for white ones. [Gothamist]
  • For new media lovers: Link Art Center has some sweet-looking art available at Paddle8. [Paddle8]
  • Lindsay Preston Zappas describes Math Bass’s show at Overduin and Co. as an exercise in visual merchandising. Ouch. [Carets and Stick]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker interviewed Alex Katz; she filled in for Leonard Lopate. [NPR]
  • Exhibition A interviews an art collector who’s also an astronaut. The interview’s full of space talk, not so much art talk. [Exhibition A]
  • Pierre Huyghe joins Hauser & Wirth. Not sure what this means for his New York gallery; he’s currently represented by Marian Goodman. [AMA]
  • This month’s issue of e-flux journal is mostly about sex. Sex! [e-flux]
  • Jaimie Warren’s new show at The Hole gets a lauding write up from the Huffington Post. Critic Priscilla Frank is a fan. [The Huffington Post]
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Industry City Forces Artists to Move Out of Sunset Park Studios by the End of Month

by Corinna Kirsch on April 11, 2013
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Continuing the Sunset Park saga brought up by Paddy Johnson earlier this week, we learn the real reason why rents are going up and artists are getting kicked to the curb.

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art Looks for a New Building and Director

by Corinna Kirsch on August 15, 2012
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After months of speculation, the Corcoran Gallery of Art has gone on the market. It appears, though, that the museum has not made definite plans to sell off its 115-year-old building just yet. In order to quell fears about shopping around for a new location, the museum has begun hosting town hall-style meetings between staff and the public. So far, the debates have provoked even more fears about the museum’s instability.

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The Corcoran Gallery Wants a Real Estate Agent

by Corinna Kirsch on July 5, 2012
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The Corcoran is hiring. According to an internal listing, the museum is soliciting proposals from real estate firms with previous experience in the “disposition of large commercial buildings” to help the “Corcoran with the possible sale of its historic headquarters facility.” It sure looks like the Corcoran is seriously considering selling off its museum, which currently sits on the west side of the White House lawn. In public, the museum denies making a decision one way or the other.

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Luhring Augustine’s Bushwick Expansion: Moving Artists Out by Moving Art In

by Paddy Johnson on August 16, 2011
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Luhring Augustine is coming to Bushwick November 5th. Now to discuss the unknowns: Could their move attract other businesses? How will the expansion effect artists? How will the expansion effect Roberta’s Pizza?

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New Land Found in Brooklyn For Artist Urban Renewal Projects

by Art Fag City on May 19, 2011
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Are you an artist living in New York in need of some affordable housing? The Brooklyn Arts Council will be hosting seminar on affordable housing Tuesday May 24th, to discuss such opportunities as The Schermerhorn. The Schermerhorn is a permanent housing residence in downtown Brooklyn with affordable spaces for perform-y types (read: actors, screenwriters, musicians, dancers, editors, composers, set designers, producers, singers, directors and other performing arts and entertainment professionals). Monthly rent starts at $635, while the income of residents cannot exceed $33,660 or be less than $21,770. To qualify you must already live in one of the following areas: Boerum Hill,  Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Vinegar Hill.

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