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Post image for Gehry Gets Frank on Labor at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

As labor conditions on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, Frank Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim’s outpost there, has issued a statement regarding his firm’s “substantial and on-going dialogue” on the issue.

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Guggenheim Plans Second New York Location

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 30, 2014

Guggenheim Plans Second New York Location

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will be adding a second location in New York, the Art Newspaper reported. A job listing on the Guggenheim’s website containing all the information mentioned in the report seems to be the source.

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Red on Alert as EU Mulls Cadmium Ban

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 25, 2014

Cadmium Red may be banned in Europe

The European Union is considering a ban on the cadmium pigment in artists’ paints.

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Van Gogh the musical

Next year, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, a consortium called the Van Gogh Europe Foundation will honor the artist with events across three countries: exhibitions, tours, lectures, films, and … a musical.

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Post image for Controversial Barbican Show Canceled After Protest Blockade

Citing “the extreme nature of the protest and the serious threat to the safety of performers, audiences and staff,” the Barbican in London has canceled its production of South African director Brett Bailey’s controversial installation “Exhibit B.”

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Post image for Newly Unearthed Feature Is Oldest Film with Black Cast

A 101-year-old film discovered by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the oldest known feature film starring a cast of black actors.

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Post image for Jean Nouvel Reveals Designs for Huge Chinese National Art Museum

Architect Jean Nouvel has unveiled his plans for the new National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), a massive structure measuring 130,000 square meters (1,399,308 square feet) — eight times the size of the current NAMOC, and more than double that of the Louvre.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York's municipal ID program

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that holders of New York City’s newly-launched municipal identity card will be granted a year’s worth of privileges at 33 participating cultural institutions.

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Post image for Photographer Returns Prize Money Over Editorial Pressure

Iranian photographer and journalist Newsha Tavakolian has returned a €50,000 prize (~$64,600) after the patron behind the award allegedly placed editorial pressure on her work, the New York Times‘ Lens photography blog reported.

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Post image for This Richard Prince–Inspired T-Shirt Hates Copyright

Nothing quite says “fuck you” to copyright like a Mickey Mouse–meets–Richard Prince T-shirt.

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