Art F City covers contemporary art made in New York City with a particular focus on new media and emerging artists through a mix of art reviews, news, and culture commentary. Building on artists’ multidisciplinary and pluralistic strategies, Art F City links to and comments on an array of cultural material not limited to the field of fine art, and serves as a platform for activist causes ranging from protesting energy development plans threatening Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to expressing concerns about feminist issues in the art world. Under the auspices of an Arts Writers Grant, Art F City will run a new interview series with New York-based artists, critics, and curators twice a month, and will expand its art fair coverage to include the Frieze Art Fair. Technology assistance will enable the use of embeddable widgets that display the latest artwork and headlines at Art F City and an iPhone application will make it possible for the blog to be easily read on cell phones. Paddy Johnson’s writing is published in The Economist, artreview.comFlashArtPrint MagazineTime Out NYThe Reelerartkrush, BoldtypeArt & AustraliaFlavorpillNYFA Current, and FanzineArt Fag City blog is linked to such publications as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalNew York MagazineBoingBoing, the New York Observerthe Huffington PostGawker, the Design Observer, Make Magazine, and we-make-money-not-art. Johnson received an MFA from Rutgers University.

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