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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 24, 2016

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This week, digitizing the Library of Congress, conceptual art in Britain, the context for Hellenistic art, the five genders of Native American cultures, pomo ethics, and more.

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Weekend Words: Plagiarism

by Weekend Editors on July 24, 2016

Federico Zuccaro,

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 17, 2016

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This week, Cleveland artists and the RNC, Nicole Eisenman’s genius, the Baton Rouge protest image in context, blackness and contemporary art, and more.

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Weekend Words: View

by Weekend Editors on July 17, 2016

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“The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”

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This Company “Clones” Masterpieces

by Seph Rodney on July 11, 2016

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Would you like to have a Vermeer or a Caravaggio in your living room above the sofa? Maybe a van Gogh or a Degas painting would be a better match for your drapery and credenza?

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 10, 2016

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This week, Jeff Wall’s insecurity, Deborah Kass says “vote Hillary,” hostile architecture, Star Wars and the fantasy of US violence, and more.

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Weekend Words: Orbit

by Weekend Editors on July 10, 2016

Giulio Romano,

“Contemporary curators orbit in the place of distribution and consumption, and less and less in the space of artists. I think it has become a lazy profession in regard to its relationship to the artists and the vigorous state of art making.”

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This week, we’ve witnessed another onslaught of senseless killings of Black people by police in the United States.

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I wasn’t looking for a real relationship with a work of art.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 3, 2016

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This week, the lie in Gay Talese’s new book, Jupiter’s northern lights, socially engaged art in Tunisia, Angels in America as great art, and more.

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