Hrag Vartanian

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 26, 2015

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This week, a quadruple rainbow, genocide at 100, remaking Mackintosh, poetry inspired by visual art, the creator of the emoticon, the first anime, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 19, 2015

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This week, swapping a run-down house and a Henry Moore sculpture, only 18% of Artforum covers have featured art by women, the mysterious world of the “sneakernet,” how Imelda Marcos bought a Goya, and more.

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The convention has been to let media companies, particularly television channels, use newsworthy footage without paying a fee because it’s in the public interest to disseminate the images.

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I interviewed a member of Liberate Tate as to why the group decided to take part in the #WhitneyPipeline protests and what it has accomplished in its own struggle with the Tate.

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Last night, The Illuminator was in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to project mayday messages on the facade of the soon-to-be-opened Whitney Museum, while a group of two dozen protesters supported by 23 sponsoring organizations launched a guerrilla inauguration for the “fracked gas pipe museum.”

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We took a look at the cultural and gender breakdowns of all the artists in the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new building to assess how fresh these perspectives really are.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on April 14, 2015

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This week, Kehinde Wiley and DJ Spooky join forces in Brooklyn, play Game of Thrones bingo with fellow fans, watch some anarchist art, figure out where the wild books are, explore Nordic prints, and more.

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Thousands took part in a virtual march in the streets of Madrid last Friday night to protest the new Citizens’ Securities Law’s Reform law that will have a chilling effect on public protests.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 12, 2015

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This week, overcharging billionaire art collectors, the recent fascination with medieval art, the world’s last male white rhino, discovering the previous life of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Young Girl Reading,” and more.

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Last week, Brooklyn-based graphic designer, curator, and artist Laura Arena was denied entry into Israel in an experience she is still trying to understand.

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