Articles by Hrag Vartanian

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Art Fag in the City, IMing with Paddy Johnson

Art Fag in the City, IMing with Paddy Johnson

It’s been fun blogging for two weeks on Art21 and I thought it was only appropriate to end with an interview with art blog legend Paddy Johnson. She’s the mastermind …

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When Art Breaks…Or Was That Part of the Work?

When Art Breaks…Or Was That Part of the Work?

While I was in DUMBO for the art festival last Saturday, I witnessed someone accidentally knocking over a sculpture. It was the work of Minji Kim, a participant in the …

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Faster Pussycat, Link, Link

Faster Pussycat, Link, Link

While the financial sector may be ailing, the wealth of links in the blogosphere suggests the Dow Jones of online life continues to climb. >> Art Fag City has been …

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DUMBO Art Tour: Art Under the Bridge & the 2008 Triangle Workshop

DUMBO Art Tour: Art Under the Bridge & the 2008 Triangle Workshop

It was a rainy Saturday and it was the kind of day that amplified the bizarrely romantic quality of Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. During the popular Art Under the Bridge festival …

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The Kalm Report: Art Vlogging as Performance & Critique

The Kalm Report: Art Vlogging as Performance & Critique

While I promised a view of DUMBO’s Art Under the Bridge festival today, I will have to leave that for tomorrow. But I did want to post this interview with …

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Ephemeral or Permanent: Should Art Last? (A Panel Discussion)

Ephemeral or Permanent: Should Art Last? (A Panel Discussion)

Every two years, the Triangle Arts Association organizes a workshop that welcomes dozens of artists from around the world for the Triangle Workshop. Participating artists are offered free room and …

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Some Notable Links

Some Notable Links

The link is the lifeblood of any blogger and here are my picks for the week: >> According to AMNP, Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects hailed parametricism as the …

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“Party at Phong’s House” Starts with a Plan for a Party & a Love of Abstract Art

“Party at Phong’s House” Starts with a Plan for a Party & a Love of Abstract Art

Artist Chris Martin admits that the initial idea behind the exhibition title, Party at Phong’s House, was to throw a party at Phong Bui‘s home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The longtime …

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Art Exhibit as Swap Meet: “Have a Painting? Leave a Painting. Need a Painting? Take a Painting”

Art Exhibit as Swap Meet: “Have a Painting? Leave a Painting. Need a Painting? Take a Painting”

Space is at a premium in New York and for that reason the idea of an art swap meet appealed to me. A longtime fan of alternatives to the art …

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Two Weeks in the Life of a New York Art Blogger

Two Weeks in the Life of a New York Art Blogger

Hi, my name is Hrag Vartanian (Her-ug Var-tan-ian) and for the next few weeks I want to offer you a glimpse of New York’s vibrant art blogging, art non-profit, small …