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ArtRx LA

by Hrag Vartanian on August 26, 2014

Still from 'Mommie Dearest'

This week, there’s never enough camp in LA, Morton Bartlett’s bizarre dolls go on display, and it’s your last chance to see shows at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) and Jack Rutberg Gallery (plus almost your last chance to see one at Christopher Grimes Gallery).

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on August 26, 2014

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This week, we wanted to remind you that there are a lot of exhibition you should catch before August comes to a close.

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Since our last report in early July, the destruction by the Islamic State has not stopped.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 24, 2014

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This week, discovering Warhol silkscreened your father, rebel architects, Muslim youth’s rebel music, Gramsci Monument redux, Dante’s heaven, and more.

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Swoon's Submerged Motherlands

In one of the largest galleries at the Brooklyn museum, the artist Swoon has erected Submerged Motherlands, a colorful installation cloaked in the language of fairy tale and myth.

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LACMA with Snapchat logo

Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Hrag Vartanian on August 19, 2014

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This week, Neckface hits LA, last chance to see Shannon Finley’s multilayered abstractions, Byzantine chanting fills the Getty Villa, the first major show to explore the influence of African cultural astronomy opens, and more.

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on August 19, 2014

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This week, you’re invited to make a communal public artwork out of reusable materials, reflect on the strange fate of Evita’s corpse, watch a cult film classic in a community garden, visit a police station turned street art gallery, and stop by Times Square to see a reenactment of a classic Alfred Jaar video work.

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Work by Rae at 21st Precinct

What do you get when you give over 65 street artists and graffiti writers free reign in a former police station? This.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 17, 2014

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This week, photography’s truth, the media’s numbness to torture, the clock of the Met Museum, mass art, a photo no one would publish, mistakes in Medieval English architecture, and more.

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