Witches and wicked bodies is on view at the British Museum

Whether you imagine a witch as a monstrous Macbeth conjuror, or a more innocuous pointy-hatted character riding a broomstick, it’s likely the visuals of art have something to do with it.

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NYC's apexart will accept submissions for their Unsolicited Proposal Program

On October 1, apexart opens its NYC Unsolicited Proposal Program, a call for exhibition proposals from anyone, anywhere, with any background.

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Reactor

What, Exactly, Is Censorship?

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 30, 2014

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Last week, the controversial production “Exhibit B” was canceled by the City of London’s Barbican Centre, which issued a statement decrying the “profoundly troubling” protests that “silence artists and performers.”

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The 50 Year Argument, Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about The New York Review of Books, uses the same opening-sequence footage as another film about life in the Big Apple: West Side Story.

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In Brief

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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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on September 30, 2014

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This week is pretty performance heavy, with dance from the legendary Yvonne Rainer, an experimental performance at Pieterspace, and Doug Aitken’s sign-spinning happening.

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A series of updates to UK copyright law are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, finally allowing for the use of copyrighted material in the creation of parody, the BBC reported.

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Galleries

A Tibetan Artist’s Political Pop

by Ellen Pearlman on September 30, 2014

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HONG KONG — In his new show at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso uses traditional Tibetan landscape themes and iconography, but also tchotchkes, bricolage, cartoon bubbles, and stickies, all of which serve as cheery subterfuge for the dire messages he buries under his techniques.

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Books

Contemporary Art’s Body Language

by John Seed on September 30, 2014

The Figure: Painting Drawing and Sculpture, Contemporary Perspectives

The Figure: Painting Drawing and Sculpture, Contemporary Perspectives has the look of a high-end coffee table decoration, but don’t judge this book just by its Martha Mayer Erlebacher cover.

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Street

Rediscovering the Roots of Black Radical Brooklyn

by Chase Quinn on September 30, 2014

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The energetic, jumbled print design of funkgodjazz&medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn, an exhibition by Creative Time and the Weeksville Heritage Center, strikes a bright, funkedelic chord in the mind’s eye. This is jazz; this is the casting off of the master’s linguistic tools; this is a celebration of black selfhood.

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