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In part two of my Boston adventure, I visit the ICA for a sculptor’s retrospective and an exhibition by the recipients of the 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize.

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From 1983: “The artist continues to be priced out of his or her home and is forced to move on.” Decades later, artists’ rental situations remain precarious.

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It’s Canada Day! Much like universal healthcare, gay marriage, and CARFAC fees (national arts funding) our neighbors to the north get to celebrate everything before we do…including their national holiday. So by the time Americans are getting 4th of July drunk, Canadians will already have recovered from their Canada Day hangovers and be ready to bring their leftover bacon to your lame cookout.

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In Boston’s South End, a real-estate developer is incubating an art neighborhood. Whether or not this offers a sustainable future for artists in the city is unclear, but there is some good work on display.

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For New York’s art world, summer truly begins after July Fourth. That’s when a majority of galleries change to a Monday through Friday schedule.

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The rent in New York sucks. It’s really high. It’s only getting higher. Is there any end in sight?

Last Saturday roughly 200 people descended on the Queens Museum to attend Stay in New York, a six hour long conference organized by Art F City in the hopes of finding an answer to this question. We didn’t come up with a grand solution, (sorry), but certainly there were a few useful take aways.