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Islamic State and the Reinvention of Iconoclasm

by Corinna Kirsch on June 1, 2015
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Art gives power to the already-powerful. But when the powerful are dethroned, their art usually comes tumbling down with them. That’s political iconoclasm: the destruction of statues, monuments, and images by those newly in power. Out with the old, in with the new.

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Help ACRE, Chicago’s Much-Loved Artist Residency, Move Into a Funeral Home

by Corinna Kirsch on May 26, 2015
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ACRE, a summer residency held in Steuben, Wisconsin with an ongoing series of exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois, will move into a permanent space this September, to 1345 West 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood.

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Small Town in Germany Hides Dark Secret: Hitler’s Horses!

by Corinna Kirsch on May 20, 2015
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Yes, really.

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Anne Pasternak Named Director of the Brooklyn Museum

by Paddy Johnson on May 19, 2015
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Let’s hear it for the ladies. The New York Times reports that Brooklyn Museum will take on Anne Pasternak as its new director this September.

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Arts Writers Grant Deadline Closes This Thursday

by Paddy Johnson on May 19, 2015
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This grant could change your life. No joke.

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Project Projects Wins Cooper Hewitt’s 2015 National Design Award

by Paddy Johnson on May 5, 2015
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Big news for the art and design world: Project Projects has won the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design. The award is the nation’s highest honor for design.

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A Few Brief Thoughts on The Met Gala Memes

by Paddy Johnson on May 5, 2015
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The memes of Rihanna’s yellow dress this year were so weird they’re worth at least a little reflection.

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#WHITNEYPIPELINE Issues a Statement

by Hilary LeBeuf on April 20, 2015
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The organizers behind #WHITNEYPIPELINE have issued a statement in response to last week’s post.

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Protesters Should Collaborate With the Whitney in Protest of Gas Pipeline

by Paddy Johnson on April 16, 2015
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Monday night about two dozen protesters took the streets of the Meatpacking district to protest the Whitney Museum’s decision to build a new mega-museum on top of a Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline. The pipeline brings gas that has been fracked (a practice known to use carcinogens and toxins) from Pennsylvania to New York. So, that’s bad. Pipelines are also dangerous—is it really a good idea to build a museum over something that could explode?

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