Required Reading

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 19, 2015

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This week, swapping a run-down house and a Henry Moore sculpture, only 18% of Artforum covers have featured art by women, the mysterious world of the “sneakernet,” how Imelda Marcos bought a Goya, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 12, 2015

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This week, overcharging billionaire art collectors, the recent fascination with medieval art, the world’s last male white rhino, discovering the previous life of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Young Girl Reading,” and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 5, 2015

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This week, sound art theory, Yemen’s embattled museums, troubled arts philanthropy in Toronto, British Surrealist Leonora Carrington, Russian internet trolls, galactic Easter eggs, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 29, 2015

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This week, the secrets of late Barnett Newman paintings, Parviz Tanavoli in the spotlight, Asian-American poetry and visual art, glitch art, old US infographics, dinosaurs at MoMA, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 22, 2015

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This week, the post-AIDS body, the conservatives are trying to change higher education in North Carolina, Saudi Arabia is destroying its heritage, white fragility, skin tone in comics, cat haikus, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 15, 2015

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This week, considering why museums publish online, destroying an Islamic museum, a new peacock spider, Mac’s original icons, male shaming, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 8, 2015

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This week, an image-heavy Required Reading explores the memes that set the internet on fire, and MoMA’s R&D Salons are now online.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 1, 2015

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This week, Triennial opinions, a sliding glass house, theory of the dick pic, Facebook reveals how its users voted on #TheDress, LACMA collects Latin American colonial art, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 22, 2015

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This week, snow graffiti, free newspapers online, Jon Stewart on architecture, Photoshop at 25, Iranian beauty standards for women, Pussy Riot and Eric Garner, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 15, 2015

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This week, Anish Kapoor’s new perpetual whirlpool, Ruscha’s lost rock art, artists who stayed in Nazi Germany, Beck and Warhol, why the dollar sign is an S, and more.

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