Hrag Vartanian

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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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In Harold Bloom’s The Anxiety of Influence (1973), the writer discusses the historical pull of precedents for poets and other artists.

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Welcome to Videodrome

by Hrag Vartanian on June 5, 2015

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Periodically Hyperallergic delves into the video archives of the internet to present a daylong series we’ve named after the 1983 classic Canadian sci-fi film by David Cronenberg, Videodrome. Today, we do it again.

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28. New York Dutch Room, Bethlehem, New York, 1751

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The directors of some of the world’s most important art institutions, including the Tate and MoMA, have written a letter to UAE-affiliated art organizations asserting that “artists and academics should be allowed free passage to conduct research and work that is done in a peaceful and productive manner.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 31, 2015

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This week, what scared Hitchcock, the future of digital arts publishing, paying for digital art commissions, copying what ISIS destroyed, an oil spill in “Christina’s World,” and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 24, 2015

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This week, France’s faux prehistoric cave, Palmyra’s importance, does color exist, dangers of selfie sticks, and more.

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I’ve been hesitant to embrace Christoph Büchel’s project for the Icelandic Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale from the beginning.

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This week members of the Illuminator Art Collective filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York alleging false arrest and improper seizure of their property by the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.

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