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Students at the California Institute of the Arts — CalArts, as it’s more popularly known — are staging a walkout at 3 o’clock this afternoon in protest of the school’s handling of sexual assault cases. The action, organized by a group of about 20 students, will be followed by a student-led community meeting in the school’s Main Gallery to discuss the issue.

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Vandalism by Casey Nocket at Crater Lake

A hiker who has been painting portraits on cliffs, rocks, and slopes at national parks in the western United States and posting images of the acrylic compositions on social media is now the subject of a National Park Service (NPS) investigation.

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The ArtReview Power 100 list for 2014

ArtReview has released its annual list of the 100 most powerful people in the contemporary art world and, once again, the only surprising thing about the list is how utterly unsurprising it is.

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Post image for BAM Presents “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films,” Nov 6–8

In Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films, part of the BAM 2014 next Wave Festival and curated by The Andy Warhol Museum, 15 never-before-seen, digitally restored selections from the 1960s are unveiled.

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Post image for Lunar Mountains and Divine Spheres: 1,000 Years of Illustrating Outer Space

In a new book called Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, published this month by Abrams, Michael Benson examines over a thousand years of mapping the great beyond.

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Installation view, 'Richard Prince: New Portraits' (2014), Gagosian Gallery, New York (all photos by Sean Fader)

Richard Prince unwittingly gave an emerging conceptual artist his Gagosian debut. The appropriation artist’s current Gagosian exhibition New Portraits — which Hyperallergic’s Tiernan Morgan dismissed as “an amusing exercise, but it doesn’t translate as great art” — features an Instagram photo from Sean Fader’s social media art piece “#wishingpelt.”

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Comic

Do Artists Need Computers?

by Steven Weinberg on October 23, 2014

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Last week, my computer died.

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The Cynical Optimism of Errol Morris

by Julia Friedman on October 22, 2014

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In an interview earlier this year with The European Magazine, Errol Morris was asked to use one word to describe his work. His answer: “perverse.”

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Post image for Get Creative for Hyperallergic & Storefront’s Critical Halloween Costume Competition

We all know that Halloween is a time to be festive and creative, but did you know it’s also a great time to be critical? In your costume, that is, at the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Critical Halloween.

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Simon Emery paintings on VW Beetle glove box covers

Don’t be intimidated by Blackwater Polytechnic’s ominous name. The British artist collective and alternative art school has a very benevolent goal: To nurture and promote the work of artists and artisans based in Essex. To that end, the group will be showcasing members’ works at Brooklyn’s Theodore Art, along with Seattle’s Season gallery, as part of this week’s Exchange Rates expo in Bushwick.

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