Jillian Steinhauer

Magician Matthew Holtzclaw at Decoding Alibis

Last Wednesday, the Museum of Modern Art’s latest PopRally, Decoding Alibis, filled the galleries of the institution’s massive Sigmar Polke retrospective. Sponsored by Hyperallergic, the event offered a new and interactive way to view Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.

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Jeff Koons on Charlie Rose

When last we visited Charlie Rose, he was baffling Richard Serra by asking the artist hypothetical questions about being himself. Last night Rose had another Monumental Male Artist on the show, Jeff Koons — because, as Rose says, Koons is “having a moment.”

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Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina visit inmates on Rikers Island.

Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the two former members of punk feminist group Pussy Riot whose trial and imprisonment in Russia drew major attention from the West, are suing Russia in the international European Court of Human Rights.

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Pro-Russian rebels attempting to start a Soviet-era tank in the Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka

In case you needed a reminder that history is just fossilized life, look no further than Ukraine, where the past has been quite literally and rudely revived.

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Cohere Kickstarter

A Native activist and organizer is claiming that a group of students at the California College of the Arts stole her work for a project that received a monetary award from the school’s Center for Art and Public Life.

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The Daily Show

In honor of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashi-ko (“Good-for-nothing girl”), Jon Stewart premiered a new segment on The Daily Show last night: “We May Have Problems, But at Least We’re Not Jailing Artists for 3D Printing Their Vaginas.”

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Touching the Art promo image

For its first original web series, Ovation TV has launched a talk show about art called Touching the Art. And why not?

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Spike Lee Radio Raheem and Eric Garner

Does art imitate life, or is it the other way around?

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Johannes Vermeer's

Art theft is the third-highest grossing criminal trade in the world, preceded only by drugs and weapons. This claim comes from a smart, extensive Newsweek article covering a three-day conference held at New York University Law School last month called “Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art.”

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Vivian Maier, “Untitled” (1959)

Finding Vivian Maier, the documentary about the nanny who’s gained incredible posthumous fame for her previously unseen work as a photographer, was released this past weekend in the UK. But in addition to garnering reviews, it’s also bringing a longstanding but little-covered conflict over Maier’s work and archive to light.

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