Hrag Vartanian

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Earlier this month, the Brooklyn Museum opened Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey exhibition featuring 35 Brooklyn-based artists. In order to build upon the show’s themes, Hyperallergic has partnered with the borough’s foremost museum to organize three of our signature ArtTalks on the topics of Alternative Economies, Performance and Activism, and Geography and Place.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on October 28, 2014

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Everyone is getting into the Critical Halloween mood with Storefront for Art and Architecture, while artists have the option to dispose of their artworks at MoMA PS1. And there’s one really big performance mashup scheduled at the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 26, 2014

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This week, Picasso Museum problems, Sweden’s font, content moderators, Frank Gehry’s f-you, John Constable reconsidered, the endangered bookshops of New York, and more.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on October 21, 2014

Still from ‘

This week, a forgotten graffiti documentary, Bushwick bursting with international art, classic zombies, restoring color to ancient sculptures, and more.

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Another Vandal Hits Jeff Koons Retrospective

Last night, a graffiti writer identified by the New York Times as Christopher Johnson, 33, of Manhattan, vandalized a fourth floor wall of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 19, 2014

The Gif Connoisseur

This week, an art project asks people to give away their data for a cookie, the first web brower turns 20, a child befriends Siri, slowing down in museums, the smell of old books, tea propaganda, and more.

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Paul McCarthy's

After a rough start for Paul McCarthy’s 80-foot tall “Tree,” that included a few punches and name-calling by people unhappy with the artist’s provocation, the inflatable green sculpture has been, well, unplugged.

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Sam Durant's Invisible Surrealists at Paula Cooper Gallery

In 1945, Andre Breton traveled to the Haitian capital of Port au Prince to deliver a lecture on “Surrealism and Haiti.”

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American artist Paul McCarthy has erected his latest Christmas-themed work, “Tree,” and it has plugged up Paris’s Place Vendome for the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair.

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Photo Essays

Guarding Jeff Koons

by Hrag Vartanian on October 15, 2014

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective continues continues at the Whitney Museum

“Is it about, that the guards matter? Or is it about the matter of the guards … And we thought it’s basically about both those things.”

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