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Explain Me: Related Utopias—Bitcoin Economies and the Art World

This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk with artist Kevin McCoy about Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Monegraph. This episode is your ultimate bitcoin/blockchain/monegraph

Explain Me: The New Museum Triennial—Two Critics Perform Their Own Acts of Sabotage

[caption id="attachment_83793" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Wong Ping, Wong Ping's Fables 1, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong[/caption]In this episode of

Explain Me: The Spring Break Art Show Part One and Two With Pictures!

Last week William Powhida and I spent an enormous amount of time at the Spring Break Art Show. We had so much to say about the show we produced two podcasts and discussed many booths at length. In the

Hans Ulrich Obrist Interested in Time, Hans Ulrich Obrist

The line for last week’s keynote lecture at the Armory Show was as long as the speaker’s resume; slated to talk was Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Gallery and arguably the

Carol Cole: Cast a Clear Light at The Weatherspoon

Exciting news: I've co-curated an exhibition of Carol Cole's work and collection at the Weatherspoon with Emily Stamey! This exhibition is long overdue, so I'm proud to have had a part in making it

Explain Me: The Stink of Met Admission Hikes Endures

Back in January, William Powhida and I recorded an episode of Explain Me on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new admission policy. Earlier that month, the museum known for housing some of the world's

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