Hrag Vartanian

Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on November 25, 2014

Chris Verene,

This week, a liberated Regina Rex, queer classical nudes, Mr. Turner at the Museum of the Moving Image, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, a retrospective of Xavier Le Roy, and much more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 23, 2014

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This week, the super-rich ruining museums, how an essay saved a Renaissance masterpiece, writing as commodity, stealing from Jasper Johns, social media as self-expression, and more.

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Artist Nate Hill is always picking at cultural scabs. Whether it’s drug addiction, violence, alienation, sexism, or race, he’s poking his finger in wounds that solicit reactions by intentionally provoking his audience with deadpan directness.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on November 18, 2014

The Varrazano-Narrows Bridge, November 21, 1964

This week, feminism’s impact on art, Cézanne at the Met, the personal experience of surveillance, John Baldessari’s new show, a bridge’s 50th birthday, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 16, 2014

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This week, net neutrality, photographic muzak, naïve techno-utopianism, Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer, professional video game player superstars, crappy design, and more.

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Articles

50 Shades of Art Whoredom

by Hrag Vartanian on November 14, 2014

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To call Ryder Ripps’s “ARTWHORE” project provocative is an understatement.

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The Metropolitan Museum has officially won the internet today.

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Interviews

The Downside of Art Going Viral

by Hrag Vartanian on November 13, 2014

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What happens when an artist places their work on mainstream media and feels overwhelmed by negative comments? Kristine Potter found out after Buzzfeed posted her photographs.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on November 11, 2014

Duane Hanson,

This week, kinetic cinema, fuck paintings, drones, art inspired by Ebony and Jet, a queer birthday party, cemeteries in Kyrgyzstan, and more. In other words, just another week in NYC.

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One of the greatest Renaissance sculptures outside of Europe has been restored after a devastating fall in 2002 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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