Still from Saul and Elaine Bass's

Why do we make art? Why does anyone create anything?

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Reactor

Better Than Performance Art

by Hrag Vartanian on August 29, 2014

'She's All That' performance art GIF

On Wednesday, artist Jayson Musson tweeted “lol this performance art scene in She’s All That is better than real performance art,” and his 84 characters opened the flood gates of memory for me.

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News

Art Movements

by Mostafa Heddaya on August 29, 2014

The National Museum of Iraq

This week in art news: National Museum of Iraq reopens with renovated galleries, embattled Cai Guo-Qiang tortoises head to secret southern climes, recently discovered Phoenician shipwreck may be Mediterranean’s oldest, and more.

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Pop Culture Pirate Jay Z/Taylor Swift mash-up

Do you ever feel like the art world is sort of like high school, or life at a small liberal arts college? Or maybe just a blowout party you’re not actually sure you were invited to, but you decided to show up anyway?

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Reactor

Welcome to Videodrome

by Hrag Vartanian on August 29, 2014

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Every year, Hyperallergic pays tribute to David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983), the classic sci-fi thriller, with a 12-hour journey through videos we discover littering the internet.

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Post image for São Paulo Biennial Participants Demand Organizers Return Israel Funding (Updated)

Artists participating in the 31st São Paulo Biennial have signed an open letter calling on the organizers to return sponsorship funds accepted from the Israeli state, Hyperallergic has learned.

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Effy Beth, “Sobre Moldes”

It’s been two years since a legal battle was won, yet trans and non-binary people in Argentina remain vulnerable to different forms of violence.

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Post image for Photographs from Life in the Tombs of Cairo’s City of the Dead

For decades, an affordable housing shortage in Cairo, one of the largest cities in the world, has resulted in hundreds of families moving into the cemeteries. Photojournalist Tamara Abdul Hadi went into one such community to document what life is like among the dead.

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Galleries

A Painter Finds Depth in Flatness

by Susan Silas on August 28, 2014

Installation view, 'Carl Ostendarp: BLANKS'

“The world is flat.” So declared New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in 2005. And before the world was flat, it was round, and before that it was flat. And the picture plane was flat too.

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Post image for Win an Online Class in Linear Perspective with Craftsy

In his online Craftsy class, The Art & Science of Perspective, artist and architectural illustrator Jeff DiCicco helps students unlock the ability to depict scenes as they appear in the world around us.

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