Hrag Vartanian

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This week, we’ve witnessed another onslaught of senseless killings of Black people by police in the United States.

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It appears this week’s summer heat in New York has impacted the art world, as the Brooklyn Museum just announced it will be closed this weekend because of an “air-conditioning outage.”

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 3, 2016

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This week, the lie in Gay Talese’s new book, Jupiter’s northern lights, socially engaged art in Tunisia, Angels in America as great art, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 26, 2016

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This week, court room comedy, typography in Blade Runner, Trump’s architectural legacy, China’s deleted buildings, white working class, and more.

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Yesterday, Radar Online published what appears to be a leaked version of an incomplete police report on Michael Jackson, and the document cites several contemporary art books apparently found at the singer’s home during a 2003 raid.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on June 21, 2016

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This week, a show by renowned Dutch-Californian conceptualist Bas Jan Ader lands in Chelsea, queer book arts get a show, Staten Island’s Lumen festival returns, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 19, 2016

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This week, bohemian Paris, a strange satirical Trump video, a floating villa, the disappearance of the rifle emoji, livestreaming death, and more.

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I’ll never forget the day I wandered into Skylar Fein’s “Remember the UpStairs Lounge” (2008) at the Prospect.1 biennial in New Orleans.

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on June 14, 2016

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This week, Vito Acconci opens at MoMA PS1 (and any serious art-lover will want to see it), El Museo del Sures will document the stories of South Williamsburg, Ida Applebroog talks about her childhood, and much much more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 12, 2016

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This week, Alex Israel shlock, Brooklyn’s most famous building, Howard Hodgkins is unhappy (in life), John Cage meets Sun Ra, and more.

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