Hrag Vartanian

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 22, 2016

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This week, US architecture’s odd couple, Roberta Smith about the new SFMOMA, Taibbi on Trump, censorship in Israel, multi-generational affluence in Florence, animals in art project, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 15, 2016

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This week, bell hooks on Beyoncé, photographs from behind, makeshift memorials to gun violence in New York, Philip-Lorca diCorcia on the art market.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 8, 2016

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This week, the Pope in the Sistine Chapel, logo ripoffs, art’s connection to OxyContin, Saudi Arabia’s destruction of Yemeni cultural heritage, gender disparity in the art world, and more.

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MARRAKESH — In the vaults adjacent to the city’s Koutoubia Mosque, a video by the Copenhagen-based artists’ group Superflex tells the story of migrants and refugees eager to reach Europe.

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Today, we launch our first Hyperallergic Podcast, which will be a biweekly broadcast extending our mission to bring you playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 1, 2016

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This week, the new SFMOMA, artist-gallery breakups, Obama and the Churchill bust, portraits out of data, Moscow’s tacky art problem, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 24, 2016

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This week, identity art, the impact of AIDS on art, color palettes of masterpieces, artist responsibility, Afro-pessimism, journalism problems, the Prince font, and more.

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On April 13, the Guggenheim Board of Trustees informed the Gulf Labor Coalition that it will no longer negotiate with the group regarding the living and working conditions of the workers who are and will be building its museum in Abu Dhabi.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 17, 2016

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This week, the attention web, Art Institute of Chicago’s rehanging, Superman’s Jewishness, Libeskind in Kurdistan, defining neoliberalism, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 10, 2016

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This week, the brilliance of Gordon Parks, sculptor wasps, tourists and archeological sites, Bridget Riley on her art, bad art, and more.

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