Required Reading

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 14, 2014

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This week, JR’s eyes in #BlackLivesMatter protest, Republicans and torture, museums and big data, saving Wikipedia, the meaning of graffiti in ancient Rome, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 7, 2014

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This week, art rising to the challenge of our times, Instagram CEO’s insane statement, then Jeffrey Deitch’s insane statement, Hans Ulrich Obrist is profiled, Miami’s museums, purpose of Art Basel Miami Beach, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on November 30, 2014

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This week, Ferguson, David Hockney and the avant-garde, Francis Bacon’s “missing” exhibition, art in a mall, Persian calligraphy, naked in a Yves Klein sculpture, the infamous 19th-century “Ape Woman,” and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 23, 2014

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This week, the super-rich ruining museums, how an essay saved a Renaissance masterpiece, writing as commodity, stealing from Jasper Johns, social media as self-expression, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on November 16, 2014

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This week, net neutrality, photographic muzak, naïve techno-utopianism, Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer, professional video game player superstars, crappy design, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on November 9, 2014

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This week, the case against repatriating cultural artifacts, British surrealists against fascism, Ai Weiwei on the internet, Isamu Noguchi’s playground, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on November 2, 2014

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This week, an alternative history of US art, making bad reviews disappear, the art of sushi, LA and sci-fi, Picasso and the camera, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 26, 2014

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This week, Picasso Museum problems, Sweden’s font, content moderators, Frank Gehry’s f-you, John Constable reconsidered, the endangered bookshops of New York, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 19, 2014

The Gif Connoisseur

This week, an art project asks people to give away their data for a cookie, the first web brower turns 20, a child befriends Siri, slowing down in museums, the smell of old books, tea propaganda, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on October 12, 2014

Zaha Hadid has unveiled her designs for a new Cambodian institution

This week, a new Islamic museum, a mysterious art dealer, protest objects, Palestinian food controversy, art of coding, kangaroos boxing, and more.

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