Mostafa Heddaya

Post image for Magazine Calls for Boycott of Major Art Foundation Over Arms-Dealing, Lobbying Ties

The art magazine Mute has published a call for the boycott of London’s Zabludowicz Collection over its founder’s connection to the Israeli arms trade and lobbying efforts. The digressive text, which according to Mute‘s editorial introduction was “originally published online a few months ago,” was posted to the magazine’s website on December 11.

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Post image for Holy Hell: Critic Alleges Major Restoration of Chartres Cathedral Is “Fake”

An intensive restoration of France’s Chartres Cathedral that replicates the interior’s original colors and patterns has earned a polemical rebuke from the critic Martin Filler, who charged that the method makes “authentic artifacts look fake.”

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Post image for Franklin Furnace, Performance Art Pioneer, Relocates to Pratt Under Long-Term Agreement

The storied avant-garde performance art nonprofit Franklin Furnace has relocated to the Pratt Institute campus under an agreement that will see the organization “nest” at the institution on a long term basis.

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Post image for Art Auction Seeks to Help Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

An auction to benefit refugees displaced by the Islamic State in northern Syria and Iraq was launched today on the online platform Paddle 8.

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Post image for At Art Basel Miami Beach, Private Jet Pilots Picket Their Clients

MIAMI BEACH — A little over a dozen pilots from the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), a union representing the interests of some 2,500 pilots working for the NetJets fractional jet ownership company, are picketing the Art Basel Miami Beach fair.

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Post image for UN Investigates Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Parent Company for Labor Abuses

A United Nations body is investigating the alleged abuse of laborers on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates, site of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi projects, among other museum and cultural developments.

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Post image for Glasgow School of Art Continues Turner Prize Dominance

The 2014 Turner Prize was awarded this evening to the Glasgow, Scotland–based artist Duncan Campbell, for his film “It For Others” (2013).

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Post image for Hyperallergic Is Looking for Interns

Hyperallergic’s paid internship program is currently seeking candidates for December through May.

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Post image for NYPD Crackdown Has Subway Performers Risking Jail Time

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that arrests on New York’s subways were up 300% over 2013, the result of police commissioner Bill Bratton’s zealous focus on the transit system as part of his approach to policing the city.

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Post image for 90 Human Rights Groups Call for Migrant Labor Reform in Gulf States

Ahead of a meeting of labor ministers from Gulf and Asian states later this week, Human Rights Watch released a call for the reform of laws protecting migrant workers co-signed by 90 human rights organizations and unions worldwide.

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