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Jersey City officials have painted over a contentious artwork that the city’s public arts program commissioned, prompting calls to tighten what critics view as a highly ambiguous, if not essentially nonexistent, citywide public arts policy.

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Post image for Art and Body Politics at the Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND — It may come as no surprise that the Republicans who gathered here for the Republican National Convention put forth a political platform that many considered to be anti-woman.

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Post image for Rachel Whiteread’s Concrete Cabin Awaits Discovery in the Governors Island Hills

British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.

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Post image for UK Unveils Its First Public Statue of a Historic Black Woman

Last Thursday, a monumental statue of Mary Seacole was unveiled in London.

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A City Where Trees Tweet

by Ben Valentine on July 6, 2016

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The 2010s have settled into their own, and now even the trees get their own hashtag campaigns and Twitter handles.

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Post image for JR’s Photoshop Trompe l’Oeil at the Louvre

PARIS — We have long loved our illusions.

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Post image for Locals Deem Main Street Sculpture of Nude Yogi “a Sickening Thing”

“There’s nothing sacred anymore,” said Peg Lowry, a resident of Ames, Iowa, in response to a new public sculpture on Main Street.

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Post image for Cycling Through Tino Sehgal’s “Constructed Situations” in Marrakesh

MARRAKESH — As the afternoon sun radiated onto Jemaa el-Fna square in the old medina quarter of the city, nine bodies emerged before me on the ground, beatboxing and gyrating, surrounded by curious onlookers.

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Post image for Montrealers Stumped After City Commissions Pricey Tree Sculptures

A public art project to put granite sculptures of trees in a park is blossoming into a major controversy in Montreal.

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Post image for “It’s All Fear Circulating”: Interpreting a Towering Artwork’s Removal in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — A nine-and-a-half-minute video created a stir here when it opened on the giant LED façade of the International Commerce Centre tower.

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