Hrag Vartanian

Events

ArtRx LA

by Hrag Vartanian on July 29, 2014

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This week, there are a couple of new exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an intimate dance performance that runs through the month, and more.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on July 29, 2014

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This week, Marcel Duchamp lands at Gagosian, a Syrian family’s dinner table is the subject of an exhibition, art book shops are making deals, Flux Factory is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 27, 2014

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This week, defining “public,” the Mona Lisa of digital art, the most modern curator, Baffler online, white flags over Brooklyn, the Chinese role in WWI, Americans eligible for Man Booker prize for the first time, and more.

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Last night’s opening of Khaled Jarrar’s two-part exhibition No Exit at Whitebox Art Center and the related 10 Days, 10 Ideas workshops at Undercurrent Projects was a window into the art world realities facing Palestinian artists in the midst of the escalating violence in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.

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Robert Gober Aviva Drescher

Sometimes “homage” is the only way to understand things.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on July 22, 2014

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This week is all about transporting yourself.

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At the core of artist Louise Lawler’s work is the question of place, by which I don’t mean simply a notion of geography, but also hierarchies.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 20, 2014

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This week, a photojournalist on a beach in Gaza, a dog saves an artist’s life, CalArts in the 1970s, Žižek plagiarizes from a white supremacists, in defense of appropriation, post-Murakami Japanese art, and more.

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New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

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The objects on display in the New-York Historical Society’s Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War exhibition tell the harrowing story of slavery in America through textiles.

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