Hrag Vartanian

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Culture in the 21st century is a minefield of trigger warnings, a nebulous type of cautionary note that is deployed as a way to warn people about the content they’re about to encounter.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 28, 2015

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This week, USC’s embattled dean speaks, famous artists review books, defending gallery assistants, and more.

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Today is a wonderful day for equality, as LGBTQ couples are now able to marry anywhere in the United States just like their heterosexual peers.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 21, 2015

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This week, Malevich’s “Black Square,” paying comic artists, sexism in club culture, Egyptian photo archive goes Creative Commons, Irish slaves, encyclopedia of pasta, and more.

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Activist art collective Liberate Tate completed a 25-hour unsanctioned performance inside Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall on Sunday, urging the institution to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 14, 2015

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This week, whiteness of the avant-garde, history of ultramarine, Christo’s new project in Italy, rise of the Yuccies, Jane Austen getting workshopped, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 7, 2015

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This week, erasing women from Impressionism, Miss Piggy as feminist, gentrification of the self, Louis Armstrong talks pot, inside the ka’ba, and more.

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Inside Jihyun Hong’s compact studio, the artist has sheathed a whole room in metallic silver.

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Sometime this morning, a painting went missing from English Kills Art Gallery.

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The master of the cat meme, Scott Chasse has a knack for paring down his imagery into their bare bones, so much so that they transform into glyphs or signs that are both familiar and alien in their message.

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