Hrag Vartanian

ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 29, 2015

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This week, the secrets of late Barnett Newman paintings, Parviz Tanavoli in the spotlight, Asian-American poetry and visual art, glitch art, old US infographics, dinosaurs at MoMA, and more.

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The Italian director Matarazzo Raffaello was the king of melodrama. He was a populist filmmaker who embraced his audience without contempt.

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A mysterious investigation against New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross and New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer is underway, the Times reported.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on March 24, 2015

Trenton Doyle Hancock,

It’s a week filled with myths, performances, and discussions, but we know you’re up for it.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 22, 2015

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This week, the post-AIDS body, the conservatives are trying to change higher education in North Carolina, Saudi Arabia is destroying its heritage, white fragility, skin tone in comics, cat haikus, and more.

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KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — The United Arab Emirates may dominate the popular image of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries today, but for most of the 20th century the region’s poster child for oil-fueled prosperity and cosmopolitan aspiration was Kuwait.

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ABU DHABI, UAE — This week the New York Times reported that New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross was denied permission to visit the United Arab Emirates after publishing numerous articles critical of the labor conditions in the region.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on March 17, 2015

Donatello,

This week, Donatello has a New York moment, the films of the Forcefield artist collective are in the spotlight, Dread Scott discusses revolution and art while propaganda art is the topic in Bushwick, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 15, 2015

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This week, considering why museums publish online, destroying an Islamic museum, a new peacock spider, Mac’s original icons, male shaming, and more.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on March 10, 2015

Utagawa Hiroshige, “Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival” from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1857)

This week, Bushwick is being talked about in Gramercy, feminist punk is a thing, Japanese cats are in the spotlight, Francesca Woodman is having a show, critics talk art, and more.

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