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Jewish peace activists challenge Zionism in new book - Green Left Weekly

Jewish peace activists challenge Zionism in new book - Green Left Weekly | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Green Left WeeklyJewish peace activists challenge Zionism in new bookGreen Left WeeklyBy Anneliese Weinhandl, Melbourne The Coalition against Israeli Apartheid and Jews Against the Occupation hosted the June 9 Melbourne launch of Beyond Tribal...
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More Income Inequality? That's Great For The Art Market!

"The art market, in other words, is a proxy for the fate of the superrich themselves.
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Open Submission Makes For Fabulous Art Shows In London

"When I first visited in the 1970s, it seemed old-fashioned; among today's ubiquitous white cube displays and curator-led, thematic shows, the abundance and randomness look radical.
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"For most, attention will gradually shift back to what matters—the magnificent collection."

András Szántó in The Art Newspaper:  "[T]he new Barnes will serve as a reminder that it is possible to pay tribute to the past without surrendering to it."...
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Education and Activism in Alternative Schools - Huffington Post (blog)

Education and Activism in Alternative Schools - Huffington Post (blog) | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Education and Activism in Alternative SchoolsHuffington Post (blog)This was a general overview of activist technology that had arisen over the past year, within a larger historical context.
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"Art Isn’t Something That’s External": Jeff Koons on His Whitney Retrospective, the High Line Train, and Emptiness

"Art Isn’t Something That’s External": Jeff Koons on His Whitney Retrospective, the High Line Train, and Emptiness | Art and activism | Scoop.it
"Art Isn’t Something That’s External": Jeff Koons on His Whitney Retrospective, the High Line Train, and Emptiness Language English Email Print Save ...
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The Meta-Activism Project

The Meta-Activism Project | Art and activism | Scoop.it
If You Flash It, They Will Mob
A Thursday flash mob in Cairo’s Ramsis Station has been drawing some press attention, as reporters seem determined to figure out what the purpose of the event was.
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A Brazilian in Paris: Bruno Dunley on His French Solo Debut and the State of Painting in Sao Paulo

A Brazilian in Paris: Bruno Dunley on His French Solo Debut and the State of Painting in Sao Paulo | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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Quebec’s New Anti-Protest Law Could Shut Down Campus Student Associations for Years

Quebec’s New Anti-Protest Law Could Shut Down Campus Student Associations for Years | Art and activism | Scoop.it
To me, one of the most disturbing provisions of Bill 78, Quebec’s new law criminalizing participation in the province’s ongoing student strike, is one that has received virtually no attention in the media.
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Macedonia: Graffiti Art in “Times of Revived Antiquity” · Global Voices

Macedonia: Graffiti Art in “Times of Revived Antiquity” · Global Voices | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world. Learn why ». Search; Countries; Topics ...
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German-born photographer and playboy Gunter Sachs art collection ...

German-born photographer and playboy Gunter Sachs art collection ... | Art and activism | Scoop.it
B LONDON (AP).- /B A modern art collection, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Salvador Dali, will be sold next week in London, So.
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Next Wave Festival Plans Announced

Next Wave Festival Plans Announced | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The Brooklyn Academy of Music festival starts in September and continues until mid-January. It will provide an opportunity for BAM to showcase its new 250-seat black-box theater.
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'Mad Men' Watch: Harry, Harry, Krishna, Krishna

'Mad Men' Watch: Harry, Harry, Krishna, Krishna | Art and activism | Scoop.it
In Sunday's episode of "Mad Men," the Hare Krishnas make an appearance, and Joan heads for divorce.
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Avaaz: Empire Propaganda Mill Masquerading as Grassroots Activism

Avaaz: Empire Propaganda Mill Masquerading as Grassroots Activism | Art and activism | Scoop.it
'Activism' and 'human rights' foundation Avaaz blames the Houla massacre on Assad and calls for foreign intervention. A peek into the background of Avaaz explains its pro-empire position, and who is really behind it.
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Hey, Art Schools: Time To Stop Training Artists For Exploitation?

"For cultural workers, more than just food and rent, work is bound up with desires around creativity, ego, authorship and individual performance. These also circulate within the pedagogies of art.
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Not Actually Science Fiction Anymore: Innovations Of The Present/Future

Want electronic clothes? A video game on your subway strap? Your laptop as part of the kitchen table? These innovations, and more, are all coming - and for some people, they're already here.
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Activists won't fight eviction - Morning Star Online

Activists won't fight evictionMorning Star Onlineby Louise Nousratpour, Equalities Reporter Activists occupying central London's Finsbury Square said on Sunday they wouldn't take their fight against eviction to the Court of Appeal.
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Artist Takeshi Miyakawa charged after art installation draws panic 

Artist Takeshi Miyakawa charged after art installation draws panic  | Art and activism | Scoop.it
A hot-shot furniture designer has been busted on charges of planting false bombs after his electrified art installation panicked a passerby.
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Slideshow: Images from "Bellini, Titian, and Lotto" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Slideshow: Images from "Bellini, Titian, and Lotto" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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Fandom 5: 'Tintin' Art Auction, 'Arrow' Teaser Debuts, Obama Sees ...

Fandom 5: 'Tintin' Art Auction, 'Arrow' Teaser Debuts, Obama Sees ... | Art and activism | Scoop.it
So much to geek out on, so little time... 1. Tintin is a Million Dollar Man (Or Will Be) The original cover art for 1932's Tintin in America is up for auction. It will likely become the first piece of comic book art to break the $1 million ...
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Quebec’s Slapdash Gutting of Civil Liberties

Quebec’s Slapdash Gutting of Civil Liberties | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Call me naive, but I find it flabbergasting that major amendments to Bill 78, Québec’s new law criminalizing student strikes, were passed and inserted into the official record of the provincial legislature as hastily scrawled handwritten notes.
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josiebalderas8: Blind Chinese activist leaves for US

To his supporters and others in the activist community, Chen expressed gratitude and indicated that he hoped to return. "I am requesting a leave of absence, and I hope that they will understand," he said.
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Ordeal ended, China activist lands in US - San Jose Mercury News

New York Daily NewsOrdeal ended, China activist lands in USSan Jose Mercury News...
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Cannes Film Festival: Taboos and Tourism

Cannes Film Festival: Taboos and Tourism | Art and activism | Scoop.it
At the Cannes Film Festival, the director Ulrich Seidl explains how the film "Paradise" turned into a trilogy in the editing room, and how the idea of tourism, with its positive and negative connotations, underlies the film.
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Picasso Tinted and Shaded Self-Portrait

Picasso Tinted and Shaded Self-Portrait | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, in which he painted only blue paintings of sad subject matter, is a good example of how an artist used color to reflect his feelings.
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