Hrag Vartanian

Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on September 30, 2014

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This week, 265 artists take part in Greenpoint Open Studios, there’s an art world comedy being filmed in Williamsburg, Cy Twombly opens at the Morgan, Artists Space considers the intersection of art and books, and it’s your last chance to see the Latin American art show at the Guggenheim. And, of course, that’s not all.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 28, 2014

In her series Mag + Art, Phillipines-based multimedia producer Eisen Bernardo photoshops contemporary magazine covers onto European Old Master paintings

This week, magazine covers and Old Masters, arts funders, perfect writers, economics of art books, the case against Houston art fairs, why books are banned, and more.

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Museums

Four Questions About Contemporary Arab Art

by Hrag Vartanian on September 28, 2014

Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum

I admit to feeling crippled by the New Museum’s Here and Elsewhere show. As the first major show of art from the “Arab world” in a New York museum, it stirs a huge well of emotions and frustrations about a topic that needs volumes to unpack.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on September 23, 2014

This Saturday, alumni from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will showcase new performances pieces at Socrates Sculpture Park

This week, don’t forget about Queens, discuss the intersection of art and science, LMCC open studios sound great, site-specific performance at the Socrates Sculpture Park, a discussion about Brutalism in Williamsburg, and, most importantly, the New York Art Book Fair opens!

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 21, 2014

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This week, American adulthood, women in comics, dealer/collector mistrust, artists expecting more from dealers, NYC etiquette, Fatih Akin’s new genocide film, bad ledes, distorting the Renaissance, and more.

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Photo Essays

Seeing New York for the First Time

by Hrag Vartanian on September 19, 2014

Photographs by Nana Kofi Acquah, who is taking part in Instragram's first exhibition at Photoville NYC

Photographer Nana Kofi Acquah hails from Ghana and arrived in New York this week to participate in Instagram’s first-ever exhibition at Photoville.

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Nothing quite says “fuck you” to copyright like a Mickey Mouse–meets–Richard Prince T-shirt.

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Pierogi Gallery's 20th annual Brooklyn Gravity Racers event

Pierogi is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn art gallery, and one of its longest-running traditions turns 20 this week: Brooklyn Gravity Racers.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on September 16, 2014

Cover of East Village Eye, issue 22, June 1982

This week, New York continues to celebrate the fall season, and nothing is slowing down.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 14, 2014

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This week, Scotland’s Old Masters crisis, Anselm Kiefer’s 200-acre studio, Virginia Woolf and portraiture, Apple Watch buzz, ISIS think pieces, 10 important books in people’s lives, and more.

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