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Post image for Performers in ICA Miami Show Claim They Were Pressured to Penetrate Themselves with Rope

In Laura Lima’s current exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami — the Brazilian artist’s first solo museum show in the US — a braided, blue industrial nylon rope snakes through the building’s massive atrium, crawling over its white columns and beams to form an imposing, tangled web.

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Post image for In Chicago, a Case Study in the Ethics of Cultural Philanthropy

Last Friday the Black Star Project, an organization that works to eliminate the racial achievement gap in Chicago, hosted a “Children’s March on the MacArthur Foundation” in front of the foundation’s headquarters in the city.

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Post image for Mural in Abandoned Philly Building Becomes Wall Art for Future Condo

Real estate developers whitewashing or tearing down walls covered in graffiti is a familiar narrative, but it appears we may have reached such an advanced stage in the cooptation of street art that those days will soon be at an end.

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Post image for Australian Arts Community Campaigns Against Federal Budget Cuts

Waving signs that read, “Art changes lives,” “Art bites back,” and “Value artists,” a crowd on Friday, June 17 swarmed outside the Sydney office of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Post image for An Intimate Encounter with Paul Strand’s Photographic Journeys

LONDON — It’s always surprising when important artists get overlooked. It’s the case of Paul Strand in the UK, whose contribution to the history of photography might still slip away from the British public’s view.

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Post image for The Yes Men Launch Parody NRA Site to Donate Guns to “Less Fortunate” Americans [UPDATED]

A website called Share the Safety has been making rounds on the internet over the past few days, stirring outrage as it purports to be a joint effort between the National Rifle Association and arms manufacturer Smith & Wesson to donate a gun to a “less fortunate” US citizen for every gun bought.

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Post image for President Obama Declares Stonewall Inn First National Monument to LGBTQ History

Today the beige Stetson hats of the National Parks Service (NPS) will start appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as the site was declared a national monument on Friday.

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Post image for The Evolution of Dressmaking, from Hand- to Machine-Made

A clever way of telling if a piece of clothing is a knock-off is to look at the stitching: if it’s crooked, it’s probably been hastily assembled in some sweatshop; if it’s straight, it’s been meticulously formed with the utmost sensitivity to detail in an atelier.

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Post image for Stephen Westfall Unscrews His Grids Even More

Ten years ago, in an interview that I did with Stephen Westfall, he said that he was interested in a skewed grid because it looked as if “the whole thing could tremble and be knocked over.”

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Post image for Naked in the Berkshires: ‘Splendor, Myth and Vision’ at the Clark

Art and power have a strong mutual attraction; in the West, their passionately shared interest is the nude body – particularly the female one.

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