Suggested Reading: Post Armory Edition

The fairs are over so now we can talk about other things right?

– Perhaps, but first, did you happen to catch the crowd drawing protest of the Black Lives Matter “die-in” at the Armory Show? There is video of the whole protest in case you missed it. via Gothamist

– In related street art/graffiti news, the Times has a feature on graffiti artist Fernando Miteff (aka Nic 707) who turned a NYC subway car into an ephemeral gallery that lasts until the final stop. via New York Times

– And…Banksy has left his mark in Gaza with a series of public artworks. via USA Today

– “I think anyone who pays attention to art senses that street art is a new and exciting practice. So why is it around now? What’s exciting about it? What is it about our cultural and technological era that makes street art so compelling to so many people? Should they be so compelled?” says Nicholas  co-organizer of a three-day conference titled Philosophy of Street Art: Art in and of the Street at Pratt Institute and New York University. via Hyperallergic

– Pablo Helguera is one of the seminal social practice based contemporary artists. His work is often politically themed and he works with themes such as immigration and community engagement. The New York Times has reviewed his current exhibition at Kent Fine Art in Chelsea. via New York Times

– Listen to the first single from Die Jim Crow, a concept album around the New Jim Crow and mass incarceration. via Die Jim Crow

Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City is a comic book by French writer Pierre Christin and Chilean artist Olivier Balez, which illustrates the controversial legacy of urban planner Robert Moses. via Hyperallergic

– “The collectors who own the work are young and affluent potential new donors to the insatiable funding needs of the ever expanding, constantly morphing museum that once prided itself on having its great permanent collection permanently on display.” Barbara Rose’s review of The Forever Now at the Museum of Modern Art. via Brooklyn Rail

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