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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Long Island City yesterday to protest the almost complete absence of unionized workers at the 5Pointz redevelopment site — despite a promise by the project’s developer that he would only employ union workers for the job.

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Post image for After the Fall of 5Pointz, a New Project Covers a Queens Building in Murals

On a three-block stretch of 21st Street in Long Island City, New York City’s economic and artistic evolution plays out in miniature.

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Post image for The Cool Conceptualism of Artworks at Absolute Zero

Freezing temperature, as it affects a subject’s kinetic energy, serves as a potent metaphor for this show.

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Post image for MoMA PS1 Will Be Free for All New Yorkers for a Year

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

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Post image for Restaging a Turning Point in Japan’s 1920s Avant-Garde

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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