Hrag Vartanian

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Last week, Brooklyn-based graphic designer, curator, and artist Laura Arena was denied entry into Israel in an experience she is still trying to understand.

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On the day that the world could finally send diverse-looking emoji, US-based bleach company Clorox made a very bad joke.

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on April 7, 2015

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This week, artists lend a hand to ALS research, Björk fans get together to discuss the Museum of Modern Art exhibition, avant-garde sound art is audible in Queens, 3D printing is under discussion in Greenpoint, and much more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 5, 2015

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This week, sound art theory, Yemen’s embattled museums, troubled arts philanthropy in Toronto, British Surrealist Leonora Carrington, Russian internet trolls, galactic Easter eggs, and more.

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on March 31, 2015

Jacob Lawrence,

This week is your chance to dive deep into the lessons of fascism, read Basquiat’s notebooks, explore Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, and check out NYC’s chapbook festival.

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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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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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