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October Gallery Preview | Call for Artists: Wall Street Occupennial! | David Cronenberg/David Denby: Psychology and the Body

From: artfagcity
Sent on: Monday, October 10, 2011 11:30 AM
October 10, 2011


Post-Modernism, Modernism, and Pre-Modernism in Chart Form

A generation in the art world, a new “ism”, now lasts at least two years — one for discovery, the next for promotion. Movements and trends are declared ‘dead stock’ before they can mature. No matter how good or bad artists may be, or how slow or fast they want to develop, they have to acknowledge this world media system and its fashion-go-round, if only to reject it …


The Official AFC ArtPrize Finalist Rankings and Honorary Awards

Out of personal interest, I’ve gone ahead offered my own ranking from the ArtPrize finalists I saw last week (only two of which I’d describe as strong), plus two bonus picks I saw while in Grand Rapids. This post also marks the beginning of my campaign for “Rusty” for the win. If this dog doesn’t end up the city’s loyal representative for the next year, it should at the very least end up at a worthy museum. Any other result is just wrong.


Call for Artists: Wall Street Occupennial!

Art is mobilizing! The Wall Street Occupennial is gathering proposals, volunteers, and donations in order to hold a series of art events related to Occupy Wall Street. They are currently archiving all occupation-related art projects on the Occupennial’s tumblr page, and apparently an upcoming exhibition will take place outside across from the New York Stock Exchange.


AFC’s October Gallery Preview: Painting is Back

October gallery recommendations are in. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we can look forward to an abundance of marketable, slightly humorous work. It seems if you’re not painting this fall, you may be shit out of luck; this is not to say, though, that there won’t be beautiful, intelligent, or provocative paintings.


David Cronenberg/David Denby: Psychology and the Body

Martin Scorcese once described technosex-body horror director David Cronenberg as looking “like a Beverly Hills gynecologist”. I think he looks more like The Fly.


Don’t Take It Personally: Iman Issa at the New York Art Book Fair

Artist Iman Issa gave a talk Saturday evening at the NY Art Book Fair, prompted by her recent inclusion in “Short Stories”, at the Sculpture Center. The talk succeeded in shedding some light on how the artist’s stated pursuit of “precise communication” results in the highly-abstract installations for which she’s known – but also offered insight into why these works often confound more than they clarify.

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