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Sadaf Foroughi peep box

Canadian Border Services have barred Iranian-born filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi from bringing an artwork into Canada because of the country’s sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail reported.

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Venice during the Venice Biennale

Following reports of Italian art historian Germano Celant getting paid three-quarters of a million Euros (~$1 million) to curate a pavilion for the upcoming Milan Expo, The Art Newspaper conducted an investigation into the pay of independent curators.

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New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on July 18, 2014

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DIA reaches 80% of “grand bargain” goal, Corcoran files a rebuttal against merger detractors, Hobby Lobby plans Biblical museum, and more from the week in art news.

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Sotheby’s auction house underwent a round of layoffs today as part of an internal restructuring, CNBC reported. The cuts, which come three days after the company announced a major partnership with eBay, were announced in a companywide meeting at 9am this morning, Hyperallergic has learned.

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What Does Color Smell Like?

by Allison Meier on July 17, 2014

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That color and smell have a sensory connection is long-established, but there’s debate about whether associating the smell of strawberries with red or smoke with black is something structured in our brains, based in language, or resulting from experience.

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Post image for Amid Destruction, US Institutions Hold Syria Museums Workshop in Undisclosed Location

As cultural and artistic heritage in Syria continues to face significant losses, two United States institutions have partnered with the Syrian Interim Government’s “Heritage Task Force” to share strategies for mitigating the dangers faced by museums and other sites.

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In search of the next Vivian Maier? Comb through garage sales no further.

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Post image for French Food Blogger Fined $3,400 for Bad Review

A French court has ordered a blogger to pay €2,500 (~$3,380) for writing a negative review of a restaurant, Eater reported.

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Post image for Locals Remain Lukewarm on Guggenheim’s Helsinki Grab

An extensive report in the New York Times today dives into the Guggenheim’s longstanding bid for a franchise in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, detailing the rocky reception to the project since it was first proposed in 2011.

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