Museums

Nam June Paik’s Robot Dreams

by Julia Friedman on November 19, 2014

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Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, organized by the Asia Society Museum, is the first solo show of the Korean-born artist in New York City since his celebrated 2000 Guggenheim retrospective.

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Baltimore’s McKeldin Fountain, a fixture of the city’s inner harbor since water started cascading down its tiered basins in 1982, may soon be demolished.

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Paris’s Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (MLM), an institution devoted to ancient manuscripts and historic letters, was raided by French authorities on Tuesday for its apparent role in a fraudulent investment scheme masterminded by the museum’s founder, financier Gérard Lhéritier.

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Sponsored

Cranbrook Academy of Art: Yes, and No

by Sponsor on November 19, 2014

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We all take different paths to reach the destination that’s right for us. To get there, we have to ask some tough questions. Cranbrook Academy of Art has found that sometimes “no” can be the right answer.

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That social practice is difficult to define is not a new problem. However, what I experienced was not so much a confusion of terms but a confusion of time: a series of talks that demonstrated the divide produced by the slowness of theory pitted against an active practice.

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Poetry

“Oregon Trail” by Adam Fitzgerald

by Joe Pan on November 19, 2014

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected a poem by Adam Fitzgerald for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Archaeologists have unsealed a 1,000-year-old brick tomb in northern China containing unusually well-preserved murals of heavenly and earthly scenes.

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Books

The Economic Divide in Video Games

by Haniya Rae on November 18, 2014

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It’s all fun and games until the thinly veiled artifice of a virtual world becomes all too real.

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Migrant detention centers are almost as invisible as the people they hold, their plans classified, photography prohibited. Toronto-based artist Tings Chak created a visual narrative through Canada’s centers that’s a mix of graphic novel and architectural design.

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You can watch tonight’s panel live here.

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