Post image for A Roving International Art Fest Kicks Off with Ragnar Kjartansson in Toronto

TORONTO — If pain can be funny, and funny things are sometimes painful, then Villa Toronto was off to a hilariously macabre start on Friday night. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson held court at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), offering “an evening of misery,” complete with sad songs and black humor.

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Post image for In Paris, a Spotlight on Morocco’s Contemporary Art

PARIS — Three curators, Jean-Hubert Martin (who last year orchestrated the sprawling Théâtre du Monde show), Moulim El Aroussi, and Mohamed Métalsi, have assembled a vast 2,500 square meters (~27,000 sq. ft.) show of contemporary aesthetics from Morocco called Contemporary Morocco at the Institut du Monde Arabe.

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Post image for British Library Says 6.5 Million Sounds Are in Jeopardy

Last week, the British Library launched a £40m ($60m) crowdfunding initiative to preserve its archive of over six million sound recordings.

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Post image for Architecture for Humanity, Disaster Relief Nonprofit, Closes Suddenly

After a massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the San Francisco–based nonprofit Architecture for Humanity moved in.

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Post image for Luc Tuymans Found Guilty of Plagiarism for Painting Photo of Politician

The painter Luc Tuymans has been convicted of plagiarism over a portrait of the Belgian politician Jean-Marie Dedecker.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on January 20, 2015

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This week, there are performances from the Wooster Group and Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, the opening of new gallery Vacancy, a survey of 30 years of activism from the art world’s conscience, the Guerrilla Girls, and more!

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Post image for Manhattan’s New Transit Hub Is More Panopticon Than Crystal Palace

Since its glass doors opened and its escalators sprang into motion in early November, the Fulton Center, lower Manhattan’s latest mixed-use landmark, has been described as a “jewel,” a “rare gem,” and a “Crystal Palace.”

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Post image for The William Paterson University Galleries Present ‘Float: New Work by Maria Lux’

The William Paterson University Galleries present Float: New Work by Maria Lux, featuring a large-scale installation created while Lux was the fall 2014 William Paterson Artist-in-Residence.

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Post image for Chile Will Erect Antoni Gaudí’s First Building Outside of Spain

Antoni Gaudí may have died nearly nine decades ago, but a never-built chapel the architect designed in 1915 is finally coming to life.

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Post image for An Exhibition About Dogs That Barks but Doesn’t Bite

CHICAGO — Although cats seem to be the current animal darlings of the art world, DOGS CHASE BALLS at Carrie Secrist Gallery focuses on the less-cooed-about creature.

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