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In mid June, Tate opened the £260 million expansion of Tate Modern, the Switch House. In mid August, it posted three job listings for assistant curator positions at Tate Britain and Tate Modern with starting annual salaries of £24,360.

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DETROIT — It is difficult for a young artist to think about her legacy.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 21, 2016

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This week, goodbye, Gawker, Zombie Urbanism, Olympic medals for art, criticizing McMansions, and more.

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Weekend Words: Evaporate

by Weekend Editors on August 21, 2016

Jean-Jacques Grandville,

“If you slid Pluto to where Earth is right now, heat from the sun would evaporate that ice, and it would grow a tail. Now that’s no kind of behavior for a planet.”

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Post image for Marina Abramović Writes Disparagingly About Aboriginal Australians #TheRacistIsPresent

Where to begin with such a passage? Do we criticize the comparison of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia with dinosaurs? The callous description of a community that doesn’t fit the “Western” beauty aesthetic?

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 14, 2016

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This week, why we need art, art students today, office design in Tokyo, meth in North Korea, a 17th-century Turkish travel writer, writing the other, and more.

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Weekend Words: Withdraw

by Weekend Editors on August 14, 2016

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“When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.”

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Why Composers Make Music to Drive Us Insane

by Seph Rodney on August 11, 2016

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That artists have a tendency to be strange is not surprising. However, Erik Satie, who was a groundbreaking composer that lay the foundation for minimalism in 20th-century classical music, really waved his freak flag high.

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One can only imagine the patience and tolerance required of New York Magazine writer Amy Larocca to spend time with Vanessa Beecroft and listen to the utter absurdity spewing from the artist’s mouth.

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We received the following statement from the Art Not Oil coalition regarding the new BP sponsorships of major cultural institutions in the UK.

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