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Here’s a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor.

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Categories: assaults, hate crimes, police department (chicago, ill), smollett, jussie (1983- ), empire (tv program)

“My situation is important ’cause I represent poor black Americans and I represent poor immigrant Americans,” the rapper said.

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Categories: immigration detention, 21 savage (rapper), immigration and emigration, illegal immigration, immigration and customs enforcement (us)

So many things could have gone wrong. For instance: “As ideally situated as it seems today, many officials charged with building the Memorial did not want to locate it at West Potomac Park, the once-marshy fringe of Washington’s National Mall. Bizarre alternative proposals included Virginia’s Arlington Cemetery—in the former Confederacy.” Then let’s talk about the […]

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Categories: visual, 02.15.19

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The BBC has a new series about a Chinese family running a restaurant – but the writers aren’t from the community. Writers and actors from film, TV, and theatre have signed a letter that “calls for all scripts on the series, called Living With the Lams, to be authored by British East Asian Writers.” – The Stage (UK)

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Categories: issues, 02.15.19, sj

A look at how the producers of the telecast are dealing with the inclusion of four categories previously relegated to commercial breaks.

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Categories: academy awards (oscars), academy of motion picture arts and sciences, weiss, glenn (1961- ), movies

The man with expert knowledge on everything in the company’s past has died at 78. “In an industry that’s notorious for neglecting its past, Smith stood out as perhaps the most respected, if unheralded, member of a small group of in-house studio historians. Smith is credited with helping Hollywood understand the cultural value of its […]

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Categories: people, 02.15.19


The film, with major Bollywood stars in it, centers on the love story between two women, but they’re under pressure to be in opposite-sex marriages. The film’s director, Shelly Chopra Dhar: “The intent for this film was to reach a wider audience, to have everybody understand that love is love, and does not need to […]

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Categories: media, 02.17.19, sj

The original advertising campaigns for the theremin included it as a home music-making instrument. “This campaign primarily targeted middle and upper-class white women, a demographic frequently associated with (and compelled to take on) domestic music-making and most likely to select music technology purchased for the home.” – NewMusicBox

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Categories: music, 02.14.19


He doesn’t have anything of his own on his living room walls (though he does own, and display, four fakes that were sent to him for authentication). “It’s nice to come home and look at paintings. I don’t have to look at my own paintings. To me, it’s a relief. I like seeing them and not worrying.” […]

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Categories: visual, 02.17.19

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“Welcome to a primordial world that’s fiercer than anything religious texts ordain.” – Deborah Jowitt

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Categories: ajblogs, 02.16.19

Oslo has Litteraturhuset – a place for readers and writers to “to meet, write, debate, read, and discuss writing, ideas, and politics over food and drinks, all with the mission of promoting the greater good of art and literature,” but that kind of physical space “seemed an impossible fantasy” for New York. Until now. – […]

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Categories: words, 02.15.19

Some props have long lives, and others, well: “The celery and carrot, the cabbage and water melons, all make a distinct if self-immolating impact.” – David Jays

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Categories: ajblogs, 02.15.19

At 82, this titan of Modernism is talking about the past, taking stock and putting some of his works and part of his collection up for auction.

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Categories: art, auctions, museum of modern art, stella, frank, frankenthaler, helen, miro, joan, de kooning, willem


On the Paramount backlot, one of the artist's former students is helping fair visitors look into the future. Read More The post It’s All in the Cards: Lisa Anne Auerbach Offers Psychic Advisory at Frieze Los Angeles appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: frieze los angeles 2019, alpine moon, estela sanchez, frieze los angeles, frieze projects, lisa anne auerbach

Two will take home $10,000 apiece, and one will receive $25,000. Read More The post Artadia Names Six Finalists for 2019 Los Angeles Awards appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: frieze los angeles 2019, news, artadia, los angeles

Investigators found that the gold-sheathed coffin had been stolen from Egypt in 2011.

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Categories: museums, arts and antiquities looting, coffins, metropolitan museum of art, hollein, max, vance, cyrus r jr, manhattan (nyc)


See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More The post Helen Escobedo at Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: pictures at an exhibition, helen escobedo, proyectos monclova


The gift honors the Met Museum's upcoming 150th anniversary in 2020. Read More The post Collector George Economou Gifts Peter Doig Painting to Met Museum appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: acquisitions, news, the top 200 collectors, george economou, metropolitan museum of art, peter doig

The eatery will close the same day as the PS1 leg of the Bruce Nauman retrospective. Read More The post M. Wells Dinette, Popular Eatery at MoMA PS1, to Close appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: news, m. wells dinette, moma ps1

The gallery will stage the artist's first U.S. solo show in 2020. Read More The post Andrew Kreps Gallery Now Represents He Xiangyu appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: market, news, andrew kreps gallery, he xiangyu


“Big Colors,” the first of three albums scheduled for this year, is on hold after the musician was accused of explicit communication with an underage fan. He denies the claims.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: pop and rock music, adams, ryan, big colors (album), universal music group, cyberharassment, sexting

Tamara Rojo, of English National Ballet, gambled that a contemporary “Giselle,” with choreography by a ballet outsider, would resonate with audiences.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: dancing, english national ballet, harris theater for music and dance, khan, akram, rojo, tamara, london (england), giselle (ballet)

At the Berlin State Opera, Yuval Sharon’s fresh staging of Mozart’s classic will share the repertory with a beloved storybook take from 1994.

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Categories: opera, the magic flute (opera), berlin state opera, sharon, yuval (1979- )

Our 52 Places Traveler thought she could rely on downloads as armor against the unknowns of global travel. That’s not how it went down.

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Categories: movies, sundance film festival (park city, utah), travel and vacations, crazy rich asians (movie), mamma mia! here we go again (movie)

On the third floor of the Selfridges department store in London, among the Marc Jacobs and Moschino couture, shoppers can now pick up a Ralph Lauren tie for 3 or a Zara skirt for 7. The bargains come courtesy of the US artist and writer Miranda July, who has set up a fully functioning charity shop inside the London department store.  The pop-up, which opened today (until 22 October) and was commissioned by the non-profit organisation Artangel, comes complete with the harsh strip lighting,...

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The Hong Kong and British socialite, fashion entrepreneur and early collector and supporter of Chinese contemporary art David Tang died on Tuesday 29 August aged 63. According to The Financial Times, where Tang penned a weekly advice column, he died  at Londons Royal Marsden Hospital from cancer. The UK-educated scion of a wealthy family originally from Shanghai, Tang founded elite restaurant chain China Club in 1991 and the fashion brand Shanghai Tang in 1994, both purveyors of a nostalgic...

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Tate Modern (until 22 October) What a show! Each section and, indeed, pretty much each individual in this rich but rigorous celebration of black artists working in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, could spin off into a separate exhibition in its own right. The various responses to the black civil rights movement and what it meant to be a black artist in this turbulent time range through documentary, polemic, portraiture and abstraction,...

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The fourth edition of the Folkestone Triennial, an exhibition of site-specific public art, includes artist-organised salsa dancing lessons, a floating house in the local harbour, and a declaration by Bob and Roberta Smith that the entire town has become an art school (see below). The festive atmosphere is the result of years of investment. At the turn of the millennium, this town in Kent, in south-east England, was in a sorry state. Folkestones grandeur is not so much faded as bricked up,...

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Christies will add an extra night of auctions to its autumn calendar, introducing an evening sale of design and photography for the first time during Frieze week. On Tuesday 3 October, the auction house will also hold a new sale called Up Close, featuring masterpieces on a small scale, followed by Masterpieces of Design and Photography. The strength of our October sales last year, which totalled 91m overall, and the strong sell-through rate [90% by lot in the evening sale], convinced us...

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Former US President turned prolific portrait painter, George W. Bush, has painted the faces of military veterans for his follow-up show to world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas. Proceeds from the exhibition Portraits of Courage (until 1 October) and its accompanying book go towards supporting post-9/11 veterans and their families. The 66 portraits and a mural confirm how Bushs confidence with paint on canvas has grown since his first works were leaked online in...

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After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the countrys notably stringent art export regulations. The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this month and effective as of 29 August, extends the window during which private owners of works by deceased artists may self-certify them for export from Italy without a licence, from 50 to 70 years after they were made. The law further streamlines Italys bureaucratic licensing process...

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A new fine art, drawing and sculpture fair is due to open in Paris in November, filling the gap left by the Paris Tableau fair which folded two years ago. More than 30 international galleriesincluding Didier Aaron of Paris and Galerie de Jonckheere of Genevawill participate in the Fine Arts Paris fair held at the Palais Brongniart (8-12 November).   Officials at the Salon du Dessin, Pariss longstanding drawings fair which launched in 1991, are behind the new initiative. Diversity and quality...

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ROME (AFP).- Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo’s David — but with the famed statue holding a bolt-action rifle. “The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law. We will take action against the American company so that it immediately withdraws its (advertising) campaign,” Franceschini tweeted in the afternoon. His comments come after the Historical Heritage and Fine Arts Board in...

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Categories: arts policy

LONG BEACH, CA.- The Long Beach Museum of Art debuted 41 newly acquired art works in its latest exhibition entitled Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition runs from March 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Keith Haring, Claire Falkenstein, and Rafael Soriano, the renowned Cuban artist whose work Añoranza Idealizada is being displayed for the first time. In addition, the Museum is the first institution in California to have a...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SHANGHAI.- Like Buddhist pilgrims who trek across vast terrain in search of enlightenment, artists Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan find meaningful insight through process. Between the Lines: Reading Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan presents contemporary works on canvas that express creation and contemplation, transcending legibility to fuel interpretation and introspection. The works contain an innate sense of inquisitive calm, marking traces of the artists’ hands and minds while inspiring...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

OLD WESTBURY, NY.- The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury is presenting Body Conscious, a group exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists with diverse and exciting practices. Body Conscious seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art. By tackling anorexia, dieting, obesity, etc., each of these artists attempts to articulate the Western obsession with the size of women’s body. According to the National Eating Disorders...

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Categories: photography

DALLAS, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The Art Project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures, and other objects virtually. Highlights from the 1,200 images submitted by the Amon Carter showcase work by some of the greatest names in American art,...

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Categories: museums & galleries

OTTAWA.- The artists’ collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at the prestigious 56th International Art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2015. The selection was announced by the National Gallery of Canadaon behalf of a jury of leading experts in contemporary Canadian art. The Venice Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

LONDON.- Sotheby’s S|2 will present This Side of Paradise curated by Jane Neal, a leading expert on the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe and a celebrated curator. Featuring some of the most important contemporary painters working in the figurative tradition, This Side of Paradise offers a privileged view of artists who rather than follow the trajectory set by American Abstraction and Pop Art that dominated the latter half of the twentieth century, have instead committed to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation and sculpture. Gordon investigates sonic and architectural applications of cybernetic systems in the 20th and 21st centuries to technological design, from anechoic chambers to the military’s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Reverse engineering those implements of social control, often through the use of audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s senses; the...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

GENESO, NY.- On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY. This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art glass, Oriental rugs and period furniture. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (formerly...

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Categories: art market

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- The first garden was Eden —a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the [...]

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

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