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Starting on October 11, MoMA PS1 will be free for all New Yorkers for a year.

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Art history doesn’t have to live in the past, as proved by the Flux Factory exhibition Ero Guro Nansensu, which closes today.

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The Twisted Delights of Abject Art

by Patrick Neal on August 5, 2015

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During the summer, as Labor Day approaches and people flee the city for vacation, Ferris wheels and circus tents can be seen in the distance announcing the arrival of fairs across the counties.

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Post image for Graffiti Artists Sue 5Pointz Developer for Whitewashing Their Murals

Nine artists are suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for destroying their murals when his company G&M Realty had the building whitewashed in November 2013.

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Post image for New York City Bill Could Give Citizens Greater Say in Public Art Process

New legislation to be submitted to the New York City Council on Tuesday could bring an end to a decades-long debate surrounding democracy and public art.

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Post image for Stray Dogs, Argentine Zines, and Subterranean Art at SculptureCenter

The three exhibitions currently on display at Long Island City’s SculptureCenter reveal the institution’s commitment to recognizing broad swaths of contemporary art.

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Thematic exhibitions present a unique dilemma; if a curator follows a theme too rigidly, the exhibition can become stifling. If applied too loosely, the curator essentially undermines their own role.

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Post image for Guerilla Sculpture Critiques Big-Budget Public Art Commission

An anonymous work of protest art appeared on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City on Wednesday morning, but unlike much of the protest art that has been seen on the streets of US cities lately, this one targeted a very local and specific issue: Another work of public art.

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5Pointz mid-demolition

The owner of 5Pointz, the former artists’ studio complex and graffiti center in Queens that is currently being demolished, is trying to trademark the name “5Pointz” in order to market the apartments that will be built on the lot.

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Post image for 4 Long Island City Art Institutions Launch Free Shuttle Bus

It’s no secret that Long Island City art institutions have long had problems drumming up foot traffic to their spaces in western Queens, but four of them have joined forces because they believe a shuttle bus may just help.

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