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03.16.15 Aymann Ismail

Street art and graffiti fans gathered at 44 Bowery Gallery on Friday the 13th to celebrate an unusual show of a self-described group “of degenerate artists working out of a hovel in Bushwick.” The show, called Yellow Worm Hole, was curated by the same folks who organized the 21st Precinct Art Exhibit: Outlaw Arts and […]

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09.26.14 Rhett Jones

As galleries around the city become more expensive to maintain and more homogenized in what they show, one group is trying to think outside the box. Tonight at 7pm, “the Department of Urban Betterment” (TDUB) will be debuting their first dumpster-based gallery at 109th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. TDUB was co-founded by Joaquin Reyes and […]

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07.14.14 Marina Galperina

The Russian state media is a joke that keeps playing itself. Its latest tune is this report on a political “art exhibit” staged for a very shoddy state television news segment. As discovered by Radio Free Europe, the reason why the newscaster doesn’t name the gallery is because it isn’t a gallery. It’s a hallway. Here’s […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Just now, in front of Maurizio Cattelan’s Family Business Gallerywe witnessed the most cathartic exorcism of old work. After tearing down xeroxed and otherwise flammable work from their last show, the gutted insides of the small storefront gallery were stuffed into a trash can and burned in front of gathering crowd. A police cruiser made […]

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08.05.09 Will Sherman

This Friday, Ad Hoc Art opens “I Know There is Love,” the final exhibition in their Bogart Street gallery. Working on a collaborative installation, artists Armsrock and Chris Stain bring their images of working-class peoples and human struggles in off the street. Along with artist Ezra Li Eismont in the project room, the show opens […]

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07.31.09 Will Sherman

In light of galleries going under and struggling to hang on, the Art Newspaper gathered some advice for staying in the game. London dealer Karsten Schubert candidly advises galleries to “cut costs as quickly and as radically as you can… let very qualified staff go very quickly and very brutally.” |TAN| […]

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07.24.09 Will Sherman

McCaig-Welles Gallery has announced that it is shutting its doors for good. Since its Williamsburg opening in late 2000, the gallery has stayed on the forefront of contemporary art, exhibiting both established as well as up and coming artists from the neighborhood and far beyond. In recent months the gallery has featured surrealist public painters, […]

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06.22.09 Bucky Turco

Either Iran is suddenly home to the most beautiful women in the world or press photographers have become bored of snapping drab-looking, Westernized protesters in hand-me-down TJ Maxx attire. It’s time to sex up this revolution a bit. Full gallery of pretty Persians below. […]

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