Mostafa Heddaya

Post image for Abu Dhabi Announces Luxury Condo Development Adjacent to Guggenheim Outpost

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has unveiled the first residential project on Saadiyat Island, the “cultural district” home to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi.

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Post image for Seven Artists, Writers, and Musicians Among 2014 MacArthur Fellows

Of this year’s 21 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, better known as the ‘genius grant,’ seven come from the arts.

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Post image for Prehistoric Australian Rock Art in Danger of Serious Deterioration

Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the the threats facing the prehistoric art.

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Post image for Prada Marfa Saved from Possible Closure as Illegal Advertisement

The Texas Department of Transportation has withdrawn its charge of illegal advertising against Prada Marfa, arts organization Ballroom Marfa announced in a public statement.

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The public library in Stuttgart, Germany

A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that the 16–29 demographic in the United States reads books and patronizes libraries at rates higher than those exhibited by adults over 30.

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Post image for Counter-Competition Seeks Alternatives to Controversial Guggenheim Helsinki

As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki.

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Post image for Making Aging Livable: New York’s Senior Center Artists-in-Residence Program

“There is a huge boom in the elderly population, not just in New York City but everywhere — we’re all living longer,” Kristin Sakoda said by way of introducing the importance of programs that address the “cultural, social, and economic life” of the aged.

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Post image for British Museum Wants Someone to Update Its Website for Free [UPDATED]

The British Museum is a flagship cultural institution with 2013 expenditures of £115.4 million (~$186.2 million). It is also, according to a current online listing, seeking free help from experienced coders in the guise, naturally, of an internship or “student placement” with its “Digital Team.”

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Post image for Lamenting Images: ‘New Ghost Stories’ at Palais de Tokyo

PARIS — “Museum and mausoleum are connected by more than phonetic association,” the theorist and critic Theodor Adorno wrote in 1953. At the Palais de Tokyo, the sepulchral New Ghost Stories (Nouvelles Histoires de Fantômes) revisits this relationship by addressing the museum exhibition in the age of its mechanical reproduction.

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Post image for Out, Damned “Spot”! Guerilla Work Dogs Canine-Killing Artist [UPDATE 2]

A guerilla installation critiquing the artist Tom Otterness’s 1977 killing of an adopted dog has appeared in the 14th Street – Eighth Avenue subway station, Gothamist reported.

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