Post image for An Artist Attempts to Draw the Entire History of Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY — At times the downtown here can appear as one great, big construction site — gleaming Chanel storefronts arise around the corner from propaganda posters.

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Post image for Stunning Chronophotographs Capture the Patterns of Birds in Flight

The dark, smudgy streaks on Xavi Bou’s photographs suggest the jerky ink tracks created by a malfunctioning printer, but they actually record the various patterns birds trace while flying in flocks.

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CLEVELAND — When I first saw the wall, I didn’t see what was on it.

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Poetry

Two Poems by Hoa Nguyen

by Wendy Xu on July 27, 2016

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Our new poetry editor, Wendy Xu, has selected two poems by Hoa Nguyen for her monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Post image for The Nostalgic Glow of New York City’s Remaining Historic Neon Signs

Neon and New York City had their ups and downs over the 20th century, from the glowing signage being an innovative advertisement in the 1920s and ’30s to already telegraphing seediness with its flickering in the 1940s and ’50s.

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Post image for The Underground Press and Its Extraordinary Moment in US History

What if the history of an era were stocked away in an attic, waiting for our attention?

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Post image for Jersey City Censors a Public Artwork It Commissioned

Jersey City officials have painted over a contentious artwork that the city’s public arts program commissioned, prompting calls to tighten what critics view as a highly ambiguous, if not essentially nonexistent, citywide public arts policy.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on July 26, 2016

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LOS ANGELES — This week, the filmmaker Guillermo del Toro shares his creative process at the Los Angeles County of Museum Art (LACMA), Visitor Welcome Center sets up a unique artistic exchange, four artists mine “the depths of Brown creativity/identity,” and more.

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Post image for New Media Artists Mourn Tekserve, a Tech Oasis in New York

Many New Yorkers were sad to hear of Tekserve’s imminent closing, especially artists who work in new media, video, or otherwise incorporate the use of Apple products into their practices.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — At the age of four, in 1986, Pao Houa Her sought refuge from Vietnam with her family in the US.

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