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A Day for Detroit Round Up: Art F City Edition

by The AFC Staff on August 15, 2013
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Good God we were busy yesterday. We spent the day posting images from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection as part of “A Day for Detroit”, a co-ordinated blog effort designed to raise awareness about what could be lost were the collection to be sold. This effort was spearheaded by Modern Art Notes’ Tyler Green and was done in collaboration with approximately 20 other art blogs, who did the same on their sites, as well as some of Detroit’s professional art community. We asked artists, curators and dealers who either once lived in Detroit or live there now to name their favorite works from the DIA and to share their stories.

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Pentagram Ecology: Frieze Art Fair, 2013

by Luke Turner on May 16, 2013
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Editor’s note: Contributor Luke Turner tells us about the Frieze art fair through the eyes of an art worker and writer. Here’s Turner’s list of five things he found memorable, as they relate to the ecology of last weekend’s island fair. A sample:

“Large crane flies inhabited the tent and selected lightly colored monochrome canvases and blank walls as preferred resting environments. The crane flies seemed to avoid artworks with mirrored, acrylic, or polished surfaces…”

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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