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Bushwick Street Art: Community, Class, Politics and Crochetgate

by Jamie Keesling
A week from my deadline, I was regretting the assignment I’d asked for: an article about street art in Bushwick. The source of my slowly developing dread about the piece, apart from the challenge of avoiding the issue of gentrification as a central consideration, was my sense of inadequacy as a journalist. I tend to get distracted and lose sight of the angle, and I hate conducting ad hoc interviews. So instead of scheduling meetings and striking up convos with local residents, and with plenty... [more]
Posted by Jamie Keesling on 10/7/15
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The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces in New York

by Joe Bucciero
  “There are eight million stories in the Naked City”—and a decent chunk of them are think pieces about whether or not living (and for our purposes, making art) in New York is still a tenable enterprise. The older generation—the David Byrnes and Patti Smiths, the New York Times—keeps telling us that New York is dead, that we should move somewhere else: “the next Brooklyn,” perhaps, whether that means Detroit, northern New Jersey, or wherever. Despite these obituaries, however, artists keep... [more]
Posted by Joe Bucciero on 8/19/15
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September in New York: Maneuver the mania

by Charlie Schultz
There is a shift in every August when this art critic’s inbox goes from near vacancy to nearly too packed to approach. The slim pickings of late summer exhibitions explode into a buffet of delicious opportunities. Great art, it seems, is everywhere in the city and the challenge (for me) is to not grotesquely over consume, which has taken years of practice and willpower development. And even still, it’s not a guarantee. In fact, despite my best efforts to maneuver the mania I have not yet moved... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 8/28/14
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What Makes the SPRING/BREAK Art Show So Different, So Appealing?

by Natalie Hegert
The SPRING/BREAK Art Show inevitably feels like a huge art school party. Maybe because it’s held in a school. But also because of the almost cliquish camaraderie among the exhibitors, the artwork packed halls, the crowded downstairs bar area, and the perennial pack of artist-types chain-smoking outside. Having gone to grad school in NYC, it seems like I always run into people I know at SPRING/BREAK, either exhibiting, curating or just checking it out (because they know someone else who is... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 3/5/14
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ArtSlant's Armory Week Art Fairs and Events Guide

by ArtSlant Team
Armory Show  March 6-9Opening Day: Mar 5, 12-8pm Early Access, 5-8pm MoMA vernissage ticket holdersPublic Hours: Mar 6-9, 12-7pm It’s grand, it’s gorgeous, and it’s a pretty significant hike from the train or a long queue in a cab to roll up to the entrance. But of course worth the trip, worth the time, and worth the investment for collectors. The Armory Show is full of enthralling things, from the 20th century modern works on Pier 92, to the contemporary works on Pier 94. This year’s focus... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 2/25/14
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Top Ten Exhibitions in New York, 2013

by Charlie Schultz
"Where is Jack Goldstein?” at Venus Over Manhattan “As technologic fires rain down in the brightly spotlit paintings, and the world appears to end in both the trajectory of a missile and a planetary eclipse, love is lost, remembered, mourned, and renewed in lingering strains. Goldstein's world is not a bright one, and when viewed together these works offer at best a cold sanctuary from a reality lost in images of its own destruction.” Collin Sundt Josh Tonsfeldt at Simon Preston... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 12/28/13
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Small Consultancies and the Working Artist: an Interview with Jennifer and James Wallace of nAscent Art New York

by Joel Kuennen
Jennifer and James Wallace, co-founders of nAscent Art New York, have made it their mission to champion emerging artists. Not only that, but they have made it their business. In 2007, nAscent Art began as a small auction house to represent emerging artists. Finding it difficult to drum-up buyers let alone buyer for emerging artists’ works, they decided to employ a different tact in bringing unknown artists to the marketplace and shifted their model to that of an art consultancy. Since 2010,... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 8/13/13
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