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Ghosting: O’Hagan’s Julian Assange

by Paddy Johnson on February 24, 2014
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Andrew O’Hagan, the once anonymous ghostwriter who collaborated with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on his abortive 2011 autobiography, broke his long silence on the project this weekend. Putting to bed over 26,000 words on the subject of his months working with Assange, the hacker is described by turns as funny, lazy, courageous, paranoid, narcissistic, driven by spectacle, dishonest, and manipulative. The story focuses on the collapse of the one of the most high-profile books deals of recent times—2.5 million with the publisher Canongate.

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Social Media Is Like Performance, Says Hans Ulrich Obrist

by Corinna Kirsch on February 11, 2014
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But the world is not ready.

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People Controlling People: Art Review’s Power 100 List Is Out

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on October 24, 2013
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Today, Art Review releases its annual Power 100 list, a ranked list of the contemporary art world’s figures with the most “power,” a word defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “the ability or right to control people or things.”

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Hans-Ulrich Obrist will Curate a Very Tiny Online Exhibition

by Corinna Kirsch on September 17, 2013
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For the upcoming exhibition, Obrist will revive his Nano Museum, an exhibition space hosted on a 2 x 3 inch picture frame. That original museum went missing in the 1990s, lost in a bar by artist Douglas Gordon.

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The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Returns this Fall

by Corinna Kirsch on August 27, 2013
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Fuck yeah! The Bruce High Quality Foundation University—a one-room schoolhouse located just above a bodega—returns this fall. The BHQFU is like grad school, but it’s mostly free, with classes offered on nights and weekends. In a lot of ways it’s better than grad school—instructors are accessible, and unbounded by university bureaucracy, they end up crafting courses straight out of a dream notebook.

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Arbitrary Arbitration in Art Review’s Power 100

by Reid Singer on October 13, 2011
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It’s very hard to comment on a list ranking anything — beer, Star Wars movies, or art world figures — without negotiating some serious sass fallout. When reading comments to the 2011 Power 100, published today by Art Review, I thought of tuning my ear by spending a few minutes listening to the trash talk that follows a competition on Drag Race. What would people have to say if Dasha Zhukova gave RuPaul a “bad girl” makeover? Or if Takashi Murakami could talk about how funky his chicken is? And who wouldn’t want to see Damien Hirst lip-sync to the Stacy Q song “Two of Hearts?”

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