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Register for Fall Classes at the New-ish BHQFU, New York’s Free School

by Corinna Kirsch on August 10, 2015
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New Classes! A Student Council! Student curators! The Bruce High Quality Foundation University has launched a whole bunch of fresh happenings at the BHQFU this fall semester—registration begins today, and runs through August 24.

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e-flux and DeviantArt Lose .ART Bid to Russian Venture Capitalist

by Paddy Johnson and Rea McNamara on August 6, 2015
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.ART, the widely-contested Top Level Domain bid, was finally settled in a private ICANN auction, with both e-flux and DeviantArt losing out to UK Creative Arts Limited.

The news come as a blow to the two art organizations, who joined forces last year in the hopes of ensuring that the administration of the new .ART Domain would be an authentic Internet address for the arts community. Of the total 10 applicants, e-flux and DeviantArt were the only two who had applied for “community designation”, as there was expressed concern regarding the potential for the domain to be exploited by commercial interests.

Despite a widely distributed online campaign —including e-flux’s letter of endorsement from curators and artists worldwide as well as support from DeviantArt’s 31 million+ users — there had been internal debate in the art world with e-flux running the campaign at all.

More after the jump.

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Changes at Canada’s Major Arts Funder Part 1: New Suits

by Rea McNamara on August 5, 2015
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Big changes are afoot at the Canada Council, the nation’s largest source of funding for the arts. From a shake-up of granting procedures to the appointment of a new chairman of the board, who’s quite the dapper dresser.

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USC MFA Class of 2015 Delivers Petition to USC Leadership

by Corinna Kirsch on August 4, 2015
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Today, the students have delivered the 760-plus signatures from the international art community, which includes high-profile names like Anton Vidokle, Catherine Opie, and Martha Rosler, along with a new letter calling for the Dean’s removal, to the USC president, high-ranking staff, and board members.

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ARTnews Merges With Art in America: The Facts and Speculation

by Corinna Kirsch on July 29, 2015
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Art criticism is now truly in the hands of the few. News broke last night that ARTnews would buy out Art in America (kind of). These are some details to help you try to figure out what’s actually happening, and what’s just speculation

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Bushwick Rallies Against the Lack of Affordable Housing Units at a Donut-Shaped Luxury Apartment

by Corinna Kirsch on July 28, 2015
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Really, 10 Montieth Street raises the bar for development. It’s more than an apartment complex; it’s a mall for wealthy hipsters. Maybe it would be nice to include more affordable housing units in there, too?

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USC MFA Class of 2015 Calls for Resignation of Fine Arts Dean

by Corinna Kirsch on July 16, 2015
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Today, Art F City received notice from the 2015 MFA graduates that they have created a petition to oust Roski School of Fine Arts Dean Erica Muhl. In an open letter, they describe how, under her tenure, the program has suffered a “systematic downward trajectory.”

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That’s Boss: Bruce Nauman Will Have a Retrospective at MoMA

by Corinna Kirsch on July 10, 2015
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Well, in a couple of years.

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KANSAS, a Tribeca Stalwart, Moves to the Lower East Side

by Corinna Kirsch on July 8, 2015
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Manhattan galleries continue to migrate east. Case in point: KANSAS, which has spent several years in Tribeca on Franklin Street, will start making the move this summer to 210 Rivington Street. The Lower East Side is known for its emerging galleries, home-grown boutiques, dumplings—and some artists still live and work there. Tribeca, on the other hand, is where celebrities and their pooches vie for sidewalk space among million-dollar apartments.

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