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Post image for Will Crowdfunding Outpace Old-Fashioned Arts Patronage?

You can’t buy love, as The Beatles famously proclaimed, but perhaps you can buy cultural capital.

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Post image for On the Brink of Extinction, an Indigenous Language Gets Its First Dictionary

Despite their important role in strengthening cultures and communities, languages are fragile things.

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Post image for What Just Happened? The Björk Experience at MoMA

This morning, three Hyperallergic editors — Elisa Wouk Almino, Jillian Steinhauer, and Benjamin Sutton — ventured out to see the Museum of Modern Art’s latest foray into avant-garde pop star curating: Björk (an exhibition that needs no subtitle).

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Post image for The Best Way to Collect Contemporary Art: Patiently and Passionately

When art and commerce mix, a certain level of mania is inevitable: it’s what you get when passion and pragmatism collide.

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Post image for Tijuana, LA, and Border Crossings with Contemporary Art

LOS ANGELES — “In the 1990s, after NAFTA, the border, and border art specifically, was viewed as a utopian thing, a hybrid of both cultures, the best of both worlds. A lot of the emblematic border art that we know now came from this school of thought, but anyone from Tijuana would know that these ideas are outmoded,” musican and writer Reuben Torres told me at the opening of The Border Again.

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Post image for Robert Irwin’s Modern Ruin, Years in the Making, Set to Rise in West Texas

A couple of weeks ago, I went to 101 Spring Street, the former home and studio of Donald Judd, to hear about a new Robert Irwin project to be built at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

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Post image for Teachable Moments from a Conference on Art and Education

Last month, ART21 hosted an intricately interdisciplinary affair: Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education, a conference designed to probe the intersections of art and education.

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Post image for Portraits of Prisoners in Gold Leaf and Tar

When artist Titus Kaphar began searching for his father’s prison records in 2011, he found the mugshots of 99 other black, incarcerated men who shared his dad’s first and last name.

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Post image for Bedlam’s New Museum Looks Beyond Madness

The name Bedlam is so evocative of chaos and madness, the real history of one of the world’s oldest institutions for the treatment of mental illness often gets detached from its public presence.

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Post image for “BitchCoin” Currency Challenges the Way We Buy Art

A new project from Sarah Meyohas and the Brooklyn-based Where gallery explores the future of art in a world where both art and the market are increasingly immaterial.

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