Hrag Vartanian

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 21, 2016

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This week, goodbye, Gawker, Zombie Urbanism, Olympic medals for art, criticizing McMansions, and more.

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Where to begin with such a passage? Do we criticize the comparison of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia with dinosaurs? The callous description of a community that doesn’t fit the “Western” beauty aesthetic?

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 14, 2016

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This week, why we need art, art students today, office design in Tokyo, meth in North Korea, a 17th-century Turkish travel writer, writing the other, and more.

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We received the following statement from the Art Not Oil coalition regarding the new BP sponsorships of major cultural institutions in the UK.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 7, 2016

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This week, minimalism and class pollitics, art and drugs, hackers extort web users, Zumthor redesign for LACMA revealed, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 31, 2016

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This week, art in shadow banking, the impact of focal length, oppressive minimalism, slave labor at the White House, Werner Herzog on Pokémon Go, and more.

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In the fourth episode of the Hyperallergic Podcast we focus on the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 24, 2016

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This week, digitizing the Library of Congress, conceptual art in Britain, the context for Hellenistic art, the five genders of Native American cultures, pomo ethics, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 17, 2016

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This week, Cleveland artists and the RNC, Nicole Eisenman’s genius, the Baton Rouge protest image in context, blackness and contemporary art, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 10, 2016

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This week, Jeff Wall’s insecurity, Deborah Kass says “vote Hillary,” hostile architecture, Star Wars and the fantasy of US violence, and more.

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