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Why We Lie – Turns Out We’re Hardwired To Do It

Lying, it turns out, is something that most of us are very adept at. We lie with ease, in ways big and small, to strangers, co-workers, friends, and loved ones. Our capacity for dishonesty is as fundamental to us as our need to trust others, which ironically makes us terrible at detecting lies. Being deceitful is woven into our very fabric, so much so that it would be truthful to say that to... | Read More

Mysterious Chemical Reaction Is Destroying Famous Masterpieces

Conservation scientists say that tiny formations of lead-based soaps—each about a tenth of a millimeter in diameter—are threatening to mar paintings by artists ranging from Rembrandt van Rijn to Georgia O’Keeffe. A team of experts has spent years researching why these microscopic white pockmarks appear—but they can’t figure out how to stop them.

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Artists Space Finds New Two-Story Home in TriBeCa

Nearly a year after leaving its long-time Greene Street gallery because of concerns relating to development, New York’s Artists Space has found a new home, at 80 White Street in TriBeCa. The new space will open to the public in … Read More... | Read More

Spirits in the Air: Korakrit Arunanondchai Considers Memory in the Digital Age, at Brooklyn’s Clearing Gallery

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New Trump Budget Again Eliminates Culture Funding (But It’s Unlikely To Happen)

A spokesperson for the NEA confirms that the president’s 2018 budget proposes the elimination of the department, and includes a request for $29 million from Congress to shut down the agency in an orderly fashion. The spokesperson says that the organization is fully funded for the fiscal year, and will continue to make 2017 grant awards and “honor all obligated grant funds made to... | Read More

Claim: Boston Theatre Critics Reward Unadventurous Most Popular While Art (And Artists) Suffer

"Technological change, along with its radical re-structuring of the American economy, is decimating the business of culture and throttling artists, particularly those just starting out. Jonathan Taplin’s excellent new volume Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy explores the ways that the mind-boggling concentration of power in... | Read More

‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’ Was Not An Instant Classic

"Fifty years after the book's publication, it may be tempting to believe its success was as inevitable as the fate of the Buendía family at the story's center." It wasn't - it had many detractors in its first years, including some who dismissed it as traditionalist and anachronistic.

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Jo-ey Tang to Head Up Columbus College of Art & Design’s Beeler Gallery

Artist and curator Jo-ey Tang will lead the Columbus College of Art & Design’s Beeler Gallery in Ohio. He will begin his position at the museum on June 15.Tang was previously a curator at Paris’s Palais de Tokyo, where he … Read More... | Read More

How Cultural Facilities Could Better Support Artists

"The evolution of ticketing systems and related analytical tools provides a tremendous opportunity for facilities to support artists. Facilities can provide subsidized access to these systems and additional modules that producing organizations can use to advance audience development and fundraising efforts on their own."

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P.P.O.W. Now Represents Chris Daze Ellis

New York’s P.P.O.W. has added Chris Daze Ellis to its stable of artists, with plans for a solo exhibition in spring 2018. He will join a roster that includes Martha Wilson, Betty Tompkins, and the estates of David Wojnarowicz and … Read More... | Read More
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