"Enough with Dude-Centric Net Art Shows"
Sunday, February 24th, 4pm | 34 Avenue A (BTWN 2ND & 3RD ST) 3rd Floor
Citing trends demonstrated by several exhibitions during the last year, “Enough with Dude-Centric Net Art Shows” appeared in April 2012 on popular New York-based art blogArtFCity (formerly Art Fag City). The highly contentious post drew a flood of comments from a wide swathe of artists, male and female, working online and off, serving to re-consider the question of sexism within curatorial practice.
Representatives from the editorial staff of ArtFCity (Paddy Johnson, Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch) will talk about the content of this post, discuss responses to it and continue the conversation it set in motion.
From ArtFCity's "About" page: "ArtFCity is New York-based art blog dedicated to providing exposure to emerging contemporary art and under-known artists. We believe that engaging in smart, critical debate helps us better define and shape the world we want, and that creative production of all forms is essential."
Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art Fag City and the Arts Editor for the L Magazine. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The Economist, and The Guardian and linked to by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Awl. Paddylectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2007 she received a scholarship to attend iCommons conference in Croatia as the art critic. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and has won Village Voice award for Best Art Blog for the last two years running. Paddy also writes a regular column on art for The L Magazine.
Whitney Kimball began writing for Art F City immediately after getting her painting degree in 2011. Her work appears regularly on Capital New York, The L Magazine, and Art F City.
AFC's Senior Editor Corinna Kirsch received her MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she published a thesis on 1960s and 1970s video art. From 2009 – 2010, she worked at the Weisman Art Museum where she curated exhibitions for the Drawing and Photography Galleries. In 2010, she received the C Magazine New Critics Prize. Alongside AFC, she contributes to The L Magazine’s blog The Measure.