Mostafa Heddaya

Post image for Folk Art Museum Architects Denounce Demolition, MoMA PS1 Proposed as Possible Site for Facade

With scaffolding now shrouding its embattled façade, the architects behind the ill-fated American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) have broken their silence over the demolition of the acclaimed building, denouncing the “senseless and unnecessary act of destruction” in a brief statement posted online yesterday and a longer interview in the New York Times today.

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Post image for New York’s Brecht Forum to Close

The Brecht Forum, a 39-year-old space for Marxist educational programming and related cultural initiatives in New York, is closing, according to an announcement posted on the organization’s website and confirmed to Hyperallergic.

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In commemoration of National Library Week, Oxford University Press is making freely available its subscription-only online product catalogue.

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Radical Archive Fever

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 12, 2014

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Radical Archives is a two-day conference organized by the artists Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani running today and tomorrow at New York University (NYU). Collaborators since 2004 on the project “Index of the Disappeared,” Ganesh and Ghani organized Radical Archives as part of their 2013–14 residency at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

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Post image for Iconic Downtown Art Supply Store Imperiled by Sale

The building at 304–306 Canal Street, known for housing the Pearl Paint emporium, has been listed for sale and lease and may close, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reported yesterday.

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After two years of protests regarding its use of non-union labor, Frieze New York announced today that it will be employing union workers for the 2014 iteration of the art fair on Randall’s Island.

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Post image for Director of Russian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Bienniale Ousted over Politics

The commissioner of the Russian pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, Grigory Revzin, has been fired due to his political views on the Crimean situation, The Art Newspaper reported.

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By Muriel Cooper’s hand, a charismatic, digitally transmuted Bauhaus aesthetic came to grace the covers of some of the twentieth century’s most influential scholarly books on design, architecture, economics, biology, computer science, and sociology.

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Post image for NYC Report Reveals Inequalities in Public School Arts Education

A report published today by New York City’s comptroller found that more than 28 percent of city public schools lack a certified arts educator, in violation of “clearly established mandates in New York State Education Law.”

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Post image for Giving a Face to the Victims of Drone Killings

A union of hashtag activism, street art, and drones hardly portends an outcome of substance, but a rare exception has surfaced in Pakistan, where a collective has unveiled an athletic-field-sized poster meant to attract the attention of American drones operating in the country’s volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province.

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