Hrag Vartanian

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Artist Saya Woolfalk has created a little utopian hive of serenity in the large front gallery of the Smack Mellon in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

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EAST JERUSALEM — Walking through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City it is hard not be to fascinated by the folk paintings appearing on the homes of pilgrims who returned from the Hajj in Mecca.

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ArtRx LA

by Hrag Vartanian on November 4, 2014

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This week, a classic film from the LA Rebellion is being screened, two LA artists talk Marsden Hartley, karaoke as art is in the spotlight, and more.

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on November 4, 2014

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This week, Hans Haacke is back on the scene and better than ever, we’re leading a discussion about alternative economies in the art world, there’s an artistic excavation in Queens, talk of riot, conspiracy, or rebellion in Brooklyn, and much more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 2, 2014

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This week, an alternative history of US art, making bad reviews disappear, the art of sushi, LA and sci-fi, Picasso and the camera, and more.

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Earlier this month, the Brooklyn Museum opened Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey exhibition featuring 35 Brooklyn-based artists. In order to build upon the show’s themes, Hyperallergic has partnered with the borough’s foremost museum to organize three of our signature ArtTalks on the topics of Alternative Economies, Performance and Activism, and Geography and Place.

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on October 28, 2014

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Everyone is getting into the Critical Halloween mood with Storefront for Art and Architecture, while artists have the option to dispose of their artworks at MoMA PS1. And there’s one really big performance mashup scheduled at the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 26, 2014

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This week, Picasso Museum problems, Sweden’s font, content moderators, Frank Gehry’s f-you, John Constable reconsidered, the endangered bookshops of New York, and more.

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ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on October 21, 2014

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This week, a forgotten graffiti documentary, Bushwick bursting with international art, classic zombies, restoring color to ancient sculptures, and more.

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Another Vandal Hits Jeff Koons Retrospective

Last night, a graffiti writer identified by the New York Times as Christopher Johnson, 33, of Manhattan, vandalized a fourth floor wall of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art.

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