Required Reading

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 20, 2014

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This week, a photojournalist on a beach in Gaza, a dog saves an artist’s life, CalArts in the 1970s, Žižek plagiarizes from a white supremacists, in defense of appropriation, post-Murakami Japanese art, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 13, 2014

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This week, why contemporary art museums are vital, the drawbacks of internet visibility, smells of the Byzantine Empire, working in the Domino Sugar Refinery before Kara Walker, all the Vermeers in the world, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 6, 2014

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This week, letting art orgs die, Marina has a headache, criticism of Gehry’s plans in Philly, LGBTQ issues at Manifesta 10, NYC’s shadow transit system, copyrighting scents, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 29, 2014

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This week, Koons reviews, Facebook’s emotional manipulation, artwashing, Native American map of North America, Prince’s meme-inspired song, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 22, 2014

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This week, blurring lines between fine art and video games, Indonesian performance artist gets YouTube famous, abstraction’s sameness problem, cartoonists and censors, smartcameras, Terry Richardson the predator, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 15, 2014

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This week, art market boom thoughts, women ignoring men in art, press freedoms in the US, emotions of fonts, displacement as translation, reconstructing Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-Ino in Venice, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 8, 2014

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This week, the relationship of the superrich and art, art exhibitions in malls, the seven deadly digital sins, rise of Russian propaganda, queering Black Metal, what the 9/11 Museum is missing, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 1, 2014

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This week, women in street art, the worst waiter in history, art market bubble, a broken Picasso plate, reviewing Chipotle lit, the capitalist imagination, immigration stats, letters in words, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 25, 2014

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This week, Glasgow’s Macintosh building is mostly saved, a meditation on the essence of video games, background on the Joe Scanlan/Donelle Woolford project, the World Cup goes viral, the legacy of Anthony Caro, a giant golden calf piñata, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 18, 2014

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This week, damaged Rothko back on view at the Tate, Latin American art in US museums, documentary photographer and the anger of their subjects, Istanbul’s disastrous new protest space, Hiroshi Sugimoto in Paris, stereotyping the “other” on book covers, and more.

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