Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for Marketing the Great War

When the United States joined the Allied forces in 1917, the mind of the American citizen was almost as much a battlefield as Europe was.

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Eduardo Sarabia exhibition at Cabañas Cultural Institute

Fifteen years ago, the Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia traveled from his home in California to Guadalajara, the Mexican city where the most powerful drug traffickers’ families are rumored to reside.

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Archeological researcher examines artifacts at Huaca de la Luna

Archeologists in Peru have discovered the 1,500-year-old tomb of a Moche nobleman, which they say could shed further light on the pre-Inca civilization. Along with some things you might expect to find in an archeological dig was a curious pair of metal feline paws with sharp claws.

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Daniel Buren at Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico

You don’t have to look far in the art world to find something by Daniel Buren, the 76-year-old Frenchman best known for championing the ordinary stripe. A new work in Guadalajara, Mexico, takes that one step further.

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Post image for Getting Up Close and Personal with the Brazilian Protests

For the past year, a photography collective in São Paulo, Brazil, has been creating short, troubling, and cinematic videos of the public protests that first swept the country in 2013.

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Post image for Mark Dion’s Penchant for the Past

In Richard Brautigan’s 1968 novel In Watermelon Sugar, a girl named Margaret often wanders off to the Forgotten Works, a forbidden area piled with the detritus of past civilizations. Like Margaret, the artist Mark Dion is drawn to old things.

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Post image for Pablo Neruda Goes for a Walk, 41 Years After His Death

“It so happens I am sick of being a man,” Pablo Neruda wrote in his 1933 poem “Walking Around.”

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Post image for Using Beauty to Examine Ugly Political Truths

Beauty has long occupied an inferior rank in the modern art world. At best, it’s deemed inconsequential — at worst, shallow. But this puritanical sentiment may be misguided, if two video works on view at the Asia Society are any indication.

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Post image for First-ever Instagram Video Series Lampoons the Art World

The deadbeat artist. The streetside genius. The greedy gallerist and vacuous collector. Spend much time in the often elite and mystifying art world, and you’re bound to discover some truth in each stereotype. But if you’d rather not, just watch Artistically Challenged, a comedic new “television series” that launched July 1 on Instagram.

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Post image for Bringing Back a Lost Museum

In 1945, workers at Brown University’s biology department were clearing out storage space when they stumbled on a giant trove of natural and ethnographic specimens and artifacts.

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