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Post image for Bahrain Tortures Award-Winning Photojournalist

Ammar Abdul-Rasool, a Bahraini photographer arrested in July, has been tortured during his continuing detention, the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) reported.

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Post image for São Paulo Biennial Removes General Israeli Sponsorship

After registering objections from 61 participating artists that were supported by the entire curatorial delegation of its 31st São Paulo Biennial, the Fundaçao Bienal São Paulo has agreed to “clearly disassociate” Israeli funding from the general sponsorship of the exhibition.

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Post image for Why You Can’t Show Your Tattoos without Permission in Video Games

What are the intellectual property rights of tattoo artists? Video games that depict athletes are testing the limits.

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Post image for São Paulo Biennial Curators Join Artists in Repudiating Israeli Sponsorship

The curators of the 31st São Paulo Biennial have supported the artists’ call on the organization to return Israeli sponsorship funds, a demand they believe “should be a trigger to think about the funding sources of major cultural events.”

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by Mostafa Heddaya on August 29, 2014

The National Museum of Iraq

This week in art news: National Museum of Iraq reopens with renovated galleries, embattled Cai Guo-Qiang tortoises head to secret southern climes, recently discovered Phoenician shipwreck may be Mediterranean’s oldest, and more.

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Post image for São Paulo Biennial Participants Demand Organizers Return Israel Funding (Updated)

Artists participating in the 31st São Paulo Biennial have signed an open letter calling on the organizers to return sponsorship funds accepted from the Israeli state, Hyperallergic has learned.

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Detroit Institute of Arts

A recent appraisal commissioned by Art Capital Group claims that the Detroit Institute of Arts collection is worth significantly more than previously found by both Christie’s and Artvest Partners, the two firms that had previously evaluated the collection in connection with the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings.

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Post image for Two Imposing Maya Cities Uncovered in Southern Mexico

Last week, the research center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts announced that an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Sprajc has uncovered the remains of two Maya cities, Lagunita and Tamchen.

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Detail of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Femen's IS photo protest

Egyptian feminist activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy made a statement against the Islamic State (IS) this past weekend with the release of an explicit photograph on her Facebook page.

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John Kearney

CHICAGO — Two weeks ago, news began to spread of the death of John Kearney, a fixture in the Chicago art world for more than seven decades. He was 89 years old.

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