Hrag Vartanian

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Today, Torontonians awoke to a series of fake election signs poking fun at the city’s crack-prone mayor and the sad reality of an elected official who has become a laughing stock around the world.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 30, 2014

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This week, fonts can save money, trend piece bs, best press photos, Wu Tang Clan’s art experiment, booksellers leaving Manhattan, and more.

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Post image for Emojis May Be Going Multiculti, but What About Art?

Here at Hyperallergic, we’ve discussed — and griped about — the limited menu of emoji on smartphones but now there’s word that Apple may expand the usual emoji suspects with more racial diversity to reflect a more inclusive reality. But can I suggest a few others?

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Post image for An Artist’s Narco-Namaste Yoga Mat

Nothing says yoga quite like a mat that looks like a $100 bill with a razor blade, broken mirror, and lines of cocaine on it.

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Post image for Art Dubai Modern: Historical Fragments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — It might be hard to imagine that only a few decades ago the conventional history of modern art was overwhelmingly Eurocentric, but when I was in college in the 1990s the realms of art history still felt geographically suffocating.

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Post image for A Perspectival Shift at Art Dubai 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Shopping, real estate, luxury, and massive scale are the things most people expect to find in Dubai, but one thing that this city affords you that may be unexpected is perspective.

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Oh, generic, you are so meh … but what diversity of skin colors!

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Post image for Activists Take Protest to the Facade of the Guggenheim Museum [UPDATED]

The OWS Illuminator, that infamous visual symbol of Occupy Wall Street, joined Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (aka G.U.L.F.) yesterday in their fight for workers’s rights on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Events

Art Rx

by Hrag Vartanian on March 25, 2014

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This week, we’re all about reaction GIFs in museums, imagining what would’ve been if Alejandro Jodorowsky directed Dune (whoa!), thinking about Obama’s drones, Robert Heinecken’s photography at MoMA, and your last chance to see a show by Chuck Close … and, needless to say, there’s a lot more.

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Post image for Artists Gilbert & George Discuss Shit, Art, and Death

Today, I did a deep dive into YouTube and pulled out this undigested grain from a pile of … well, you get the picture.

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