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Post image for Official Resigns, Contract Withdrawn in Houston Public Art Fiasco

A major art commission in Houston has been suddenly placed on hold, prompting the resignation of a director at the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and causing an outcry in the city’s art community, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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Post image for Evidence Points to Fresh Destruction of Yazidi Temples by Islamic State

New video and testimony has emerged of Yazidis who have returned to the village of Babila (also known as Babira and Babirah), which was occupied and devastated by the Islamic State. It documents the community’s resumption of its life amidst the ruins of two temples.

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Post image for Celebrating Supercute: Hello Kitty Gets a Retrospective

LOS ANGELES — The retrospective: it’s standard fare in the museum world, a survey of an artist’s work over some stretch of her career. In Los Angeles, however, I’m not sure if there’s such a thing as “standard fare.”

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Post image for Free Wi-Fi for NYC? Yes, After This Advertisement

New York City has unveiled a plan to replace its 7,302 pay phones with wireless internet hubs that will offer amenities including free Wi-Fi, free domestic phone calls, USB chargers, and, naturally, advertising space that is projected to generate enough revenue to not only pay for the ambitious project, but also bring the city an additional $500 million in the project’s first 12 years.

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Post image for The Great Echo Park Cardboard Box Art Feud of 2014

LOS ANGELES — The art world is full of rivalries. Add to this list Echo Park denizens Robin and Noodles.

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Post image for Cracking Open the Seductive History of Porcelain

MEISSEN, Germany — Of his extensive collection of ceramics, Oscar Wilde once remarked: “I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.” What Wilde felt he was increasingly failing to “live up to” was probably the sort of bourgeois respectability that is often symbolized by a set of good porcelain.

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Post image for Hyperallergic’s ‘Crossing Brooklyn’ ArtTalks Tackle Alternative Economies, Performance/Activism, and More

Earlier this month, the Brooklyn Museum opened Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey exhibition featuring 35 Brooklyn-based artists. In order to build upon the show’s themes, Hyperallergic has partnered with the borough’s foremost museum to organize three of our signature ArtTalks on the topics of Alternative Economies, Performance and Activism, and Geography and Place.

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Post image for Introducing the Hyperallergic Art Library T-shirts

Today is the day! Hyperallergic has launched the first edition of our Art Library series with five titles by some of the innovators of art writing.

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