Art F City

How The New Tax Bill Affects Freelancers

It’s 2018, and you are likely starting to think about your taxes. You may also be wondering what’s in the newly passed tax legislation (officially the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” or TCJA) and how it’s

Explain Me: What Curators Really Think—A Cringe Worthy Report

On this episode of Explain Me we discuss a disastrous curator conference at SVA titled "Curatorial Activism and the Politics of Shock", the Miami art fairs, and three shows— "Talon Rouge: Six Mexican

From Donald Trump’s Lips to Future Clown’s Hips: Time to Resign!

It's a miserable day in American history. Republicans have passed a bill that will give corporations and wealthy millionaires massive tax cuts while reducing the services for virtually everyone else.

Irena Jurek Interviews Billy Grant: One-Time Pyromaniac, Now Artist with a Drill

Billy Grant's art practice is expansive. He works in virtually every medium from painting, drawing and collage to sculpture, video, and performance. He collaborates constantly—his best known

Call for Submissions: We’re So Not Getting Our Security Deposit Back, Baltimore Edition

Attention Baltimore artists and organizers! Art F City is compiling our second city-specific zine archiving defunct artist spaces. For our first edition, we focused on Washington DC, and for our

Gentrification, Income Inequality and Donald Trump Baby Turds

In this episode of Explain Me William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk about the 450 million dollar Leonardo Da Vinci of disputed authenticity and the Boyle Heights activists who follow artist Laura

The AFC Paddle8 Auction Launches!

Charity auctions are a great way to acquire art while supporting the arts organizations you love. So, if you've listened to our new podcast, "Explain Me" hosted by yours truly (Paddy Johnson) and

Explain Me with Kenny Schachter: How Trumpian is the Art World?

This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and I talk to Kenny Schachter about the art world and it's problem with truth. In addition to a bunch of talk about the upper tier—Schachter's speciality—we
Opera Virtuoso Hasn’t Yet Recovered from Schroom Trip

Opera Virtuoso Hasn’t Yet Recovered from Schroom Trip

The only thing online opera star (and AFC benefit host) Joseph Keckler needs to complete his persona is a massive following of rabid internet followers he can manipulate for his own evil ends. Today,

The New “Explain Me”s: Monsters and Monstahs in the House

The new Explain Me podcasts have dropped! This week William Powhida and I did more than we anticipated, so there are two podcasts. The first is a discussion with L.A.Times Staff Writer Carolina A.

A Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces (DC Edition) Launches This Thursday!

Thursday, October 5th 6-8 PM Washington Project for the Arts 2124 8th St NWWhich 30-year-old DC art space got its start by petitioning Mayor Walter Washington to take over a room filled with broken

Introducing “Explain Me”, a Podcast with Paddy Johnson and William Powhida

Good evening! Hello! I started a podcast with artist William Powhida! You read that right. This right here is the inaugural episode of "Explain Me", an art podcast that talks about the latest art news

Catbox Contemporary: It Looks Different in Person

The idea for Catbox Contemporary had been percolating for years. Founder and artist Philip Hinge hatched the idea of starting a miniature gallery just after he finished grad school at VCU in 2014. The

The Backyard Biennial: A Biennial Run on Zero Dollars

With the news that Documenta14 director Adam Szymczyk has led the massive 50-million dollar budget quinquennial into more than 8 million dollars of debt, it may be heartening to hear that there are

Limited Posting Resumes Next Week

It's 85 degrees out right now, but we might as well admit it's not summer any more. All of which is to say, it's time to get back to work. As such, we'll be resuming limited posting next week. By that

Posting Notice: The Long Days of Summer

We're taking a short break for the month of August so we can plan for the new season. We've got a lot up our sleeves and we can't wait to tell you about it. Look for us in September for some big

GIF of the Day: TAN MOM!

Watching the heinous dumpster fire that is the American news these days, sometimes it's nice to reminisce about a more innocently crispy orange-faced villain from the news cycle's simpler times.

L.A. Art Diary: The Final Entry

In his final L.A. Art Diary post, Michael Anthony Farley explains why he can't live in Los Angeles, even though it seems like everyone else is these days.

Monday Links: Donald Trump is a Terrible Artist

Donald Trump, who has the drawing ability of a seven year old, produced a drawing of the New York City Skyline that sold for close to $30,000. It was originally made for a charity event in 2005. The

GIF of the Day: Alaska Bear Cam!

Let's not sugarcoat this week—the news has been terrible from start to finish, even though the Democrats have had some victories. So let's take a break and spend some time with the beloved bear cam