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After registering objections from 61 participating artists that were supported by the entire curatorial delegation of its 31st São Paulo Biennial, the Fundaçao Bienal São Paulo has agreed to “clearly disassociate” Israeli funding from the general sponsorship of the exhibition.

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Post image for Why You Can’t Show Your Tattoos without Permission in Video Games

What are the intellectual property rights of tattoo artists? Video games that depict athletes are testing the limits.

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Do Comics Matter?

by Lauren Purje on September 1, 2014

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Why am I doing this … ?

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Post image for Life Imitating Art: Grant Wood’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Not sure if this ever raised money for charity.

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Daniel Berset,

“Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting,” someone famously quipped once — maybe Ad Reinhardt or Barnett Newman.

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Post image for The Art Trophies from When the White House Went Up in Flames

The 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House passed without much hullabaloo last week, aside from the British Embassy in Washington, DC, having to apologize for their tweet that in questionable taste joked they’d only be lighting the President’s home with sparklers on a cake this time.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 31, 2014

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This week, war photography and pop culture, breaking up the major museums, Hello Kitty is not a cat, video game sexism, criminalizing science, and more.

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Weekend Words: Breach

by Weekend Editors on August 31, 2014

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This week, another Brooklyn Bridge breach, this time not for the sake of art, but a selfie.

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Post image for An Occasion to Celebrate Occasional Press and the Artist Joe Wilson

I have been a fan of small and independent presses ever since I discovered the Grolier Poetry Book Shop (6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts) during my senior year of high school.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (August 2014, Part 2)

As for iSweat Fitness Music, ah, blame it if you will on my own schlocky taste.

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