Suggested Reading: Cultural Survival Edition

– “I can move around Havana, but I have a car following me everywhere I go” Tania Bruguera is still unable to leave Cuba and says her phone has been tapped and her movements tracked. via Miami New Times

– Artists (Tomma Abts, Pablo Bronstein, Bonnie Camplin, Mat Collishaw, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Mark Leckey, Jeremy Deller, Elizabeth Price, Bob and Roberta Smith, Simon Starling, Mark, Wallinger, Richard Wentworth) have written a letter in The Guardian to condemn Bruguera’s detainment. via The Guardian

Another iconic graffiti landmark in NYC will soon be lost. More Condos will soon take its place. via Gawker

– Transport for London has destroyed the renowned Eduardo Paolozzi mosiac arches at the Tottenham Court Road in what Artlyst has called “one of the biggest acts of cultural vandalism in recent memory.” via Artlyst

Here is the rebuttal to New York City Mayor de Blasio’s plan to create affordable housing/work-spaces for artists. via Art F City

– “Discuss and agree as much as you can in advance, build in some flexibility, and then get everything in writing. But be prepared for something to go wrong at the last minute. It probably will.” Do you wanna make it as a curator in this town? Here are 10 tips for aspiring curators from Deputy Director and Senior Curator at the UK Government Art Collection Adrian George. via artnet

– Here is an excellent survey written by Nevdon Jamgochian on the art that has risen in Istanbul during the mass uprising of the Gezi Taksim protests, which lasted from May 2013 through September 2014. via Hyperallergic


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