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Post image for Beijing Artists Arrested for Showing Solidarity with Hong Kong Protest

China has been detaining citizens across the mainland who express solidarity with the Umbrella Revolution, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. Since September 22, police have held more than 30 people, including several artists, and have questioned many more.

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Post image for No False I-Dolls: Religious Barbie Show Ken’t Go On

Two Argentinian artists are facing vehement criticism for creating Barbie dolls inspired by religious figures, and the Buenos Aires gallery planning to exhibit them has cancelled the show ahead of its opening.

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Post image for Eyebeam Shelves Move to Downtown Brooklyn

The arts and technology nonprofit Eyebeam recently cancelled its 2016 plans for a major space in the BAM Cultural District of Downtown Brooklyn, Hyperallergic has learned.

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Anila Quayyum Agha's

After years of jokes about Jesus paintings and quilts seducing the art crowds flocking to the Grand Rapids-based ArtPrize art competition, this year the juried and popular votes have synched up to reveal one big winner.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on October 10, 2014

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This week in art news: The artwork that ended John Ruskin’s friendship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti is to go on sale at Sotheby’s, Lego ended its partnership with Shell following a viral campaign by Greenpeace, and director David Lynch announced a third season of Twin Peaks.

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Norway's new currency goes abstract

Ah, Norway. Land of universal health care, widespread wealth, true democracy, and excellent design. In keeping with that last one, the country’s central bank unveiled plans this week for some of the coolest currency we’ve seen in a long time.

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Pleistocene cave art from Sulawesi, Indonesia

New dating of rock art in Indonesia shows that at the same time stampedes of bulls and horses were appearing in the Ardèche caves in France, similar art was being made in the Pacific region.

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Whitney Studio, a Landmark in Need of Repair, Designated

The New York Studio School’s Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village has been designated a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Last weekend, a flash mob of singers interrupted a concert of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to stage a “Requiem for Mike Brown,” the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, this past August.

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Post image for Judge Overturns IRS on Artist Tax Deductions

A ruling by the United States Tax Court last week held that an artist employed as a professor could still claim tax deductions on her independent output, the New York Times reported.

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