Hrag Vartanian

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Sometimes “homage” is the only way to understand things.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on July 22, 2014

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This week is all about transporting yourself.

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At the core of artist Louise Lawler’s work is the question of place, by which I don’t mean simply a notion of geography, but also hierarchies.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 20, 2014

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This week, a photojournalist on a beach in Gaza, a dog saves an artist’s life, CalArts in the 1970s, Žižek plagiarizes from a white supremacists, in defense of appropriation, post-Murakami Japanese art, and more.

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New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

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The objects on display in the New-York Historical Society’s Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War exhibition tell the harrowing story of slavery in America through textiles.

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It’s long been a dream of digital art lovers to easily display internet-based art, so it was no surprise that Electric Objects, a company developing a dedicated high-definition screen and integrated computer to bring art from the internet into the home, quickly blew past its initial Kickstarter goal of $25,000 to raise almost half a million dollars.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on July 15, 2014

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This week, we’re psyched for the New Museum’s Here and Elsewhere opening, the Kurt Vonnegut reading at the Housing Works Bookstore, Surrealist shorts in Williamsburg, and the Ray Johnson mail art show at MoMA. And just a reminder that it is your last chance to see Louise Lawler at Metro Pictures.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 13, 2014

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This week, why contemporary art museums are vital, the drawbacks of internet visibility, smells of the Byzantine Empire, working in the Domino Sugar Refinery before Kara Walker, all the Vermeers in the world, and more.

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BERLIN — This is the final weekend to see Ai Weiwei: Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin. The German exhibition is a sweeping survey of mostly recent work that occupies 32,000 square feet of gallery space across 18 rooms.

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