Hrag Vartanian

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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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ReactorWeekend

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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Today, the Neuberger Museum of Art announced that because of the passage of a new anti-LGBTQ bill in Mississippi, its director, Dr. Tracy Fitzpatrick, and the president of Purchase College, SUNY, Thomas J. Schwarz, will not attend the opening of When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 3, 2016

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This week, archeology politics, critical thinking and painting, futurist terms, #terroristselfie, how people spend time online, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 27, 2016

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This week, the obit of Jesus, white male pathology, Giorgione, Thelma Golden, RuPaul, crowdsourcing a name, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 20, 2016

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This week, the failure of OWS, Instagram’s impact on photography, the dominant aesthetic of the last decade, populist art from the Syrian civil war, Emily Dickinson as radical, and more.

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Today, TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted a photo of an object the organization’s staff encountered at New York’s JFK Airport.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 13, 2016

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This week, the oldest photo of New York, galleries and museums and money, troubles at the Picasso estate, first dates for conceptual artists, and more.

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