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Canadians deface banknotes with Spock

Sydney Herald - 03/03/2015

Canadians are honouring Leonard Nimoy by defacing banknotes.
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Robert Campbell Jnr's depiction of a segregated Australia – in pictures

Guardian UK Arts - 03/03/2015

Robert Campbell Jnr was an artist of the Ngaku people, born in the northern New South Wales town of Kempsey. An exhibition at Artbank, curated by Djon Mundine, will be the artist’s first major retrospective since he passed away in 1992. Campbell Jnr’s brightly coloured works tell a powerful Australian story of state-endorsed land dispossession and discrimination against Indigenous Australians, which carried on well into the second half of the 20th century. This selection of eight works details traditional Ngaku life, but also racial segregation in a cinema, environmental destruction, and victims of the stolen generation

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Barry Hall feasts on roaches, ostrich heart

Sydney Herald - 03/03/2015

No suspense, no tense thrills, there was NO FEAR in tonight's ep . . . just bowlfuls of stomach-curdling, vomit-inducing jungle servings of restyled Aussie desserts. Iced No-Nos (with dessicated fat and cow blood) and Ginger-Dread Men (meal worms, cockroaches and fly pupae on a meal-worm base), for starters.
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'The Royal Society of Antarctica': Life and love at the bottom of the world

Chicago Arts & Culture - 03/03/2015
A three-act, three-hour play set in Antarctica? At this point in this particular Chicago winter, it is hard to imagine an onstage prospect with less commercial potential. Even this critic — who had had a day of it Monday, let me tell you — almost feigned a cold.
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Bring me the Head of Franco Toselli! Chapman Brothers' explicit film to be shown by Shapero Modern Gallery

Independent UK - 03/03/2015

An artwork by the Chapman Brothers showing explicit sex scenes that caused a gallery to be shut down by the vice squad two decades ago is to go on display again – with the film being shown in a booth with a peephole placed at a respectable height in the hope of preventing minors from viewing it.

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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Competition Films

NY Times ArtsBeat - 03/03/2015
Competition films feature movies starring James Franco and Richard Gere.
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Mary-Louise Parker to Star in ‘Heisenberg’ Off Broadway

NY Times ArtsBeat - 03/03/2015
Simon Stephens's “Heisenberg,” about the spark lit when a woman kisses a much older man at a London train station, will begin its run in May.
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Mary-Louise Parker to Star in ‘Heinsenberg’ Off Broadway

NY Times ArtsBeat - 03/03/2015
Simon Stephens's “Heisenberg,” about the spark lit when a woman kisses a much older man at a London train station, will begin its run in May.
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Whisper it, but maybe the Palace of Westminster has had its day

Guardian UK Arts - 03/03/2015

Portcullis House has already become the centre of gravity for MPs, proving that parliament can adapt. Maybe it’s time to look beyond the great old Gothic pile

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Jason Moran and Other Guest Artists to Curate Kennedy Center Season

NY Times ArtsBeat - 03/03/2015
New programs will be curated by Mr. Moran, the center's artistic director for jazz; Mason Bates, its composer in residence; the composer Chris Thile; and the choreographer Damian Woetzel.
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Watch Leon Golub's anti-Vietnam war art come to life – animation

Guardian UK Arts - 03/03/2015

A giant frieze painting by the American artist Leon Golub, who was prominent in the late 60s anti-war movement, is installed at the Serpentine Gallery in London

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Leon Golub: Bite your Tongue review – so terrific, the paintings roar off the walls

Guardian UK Arts - 03/03/2015

Serpentine gallery, London
Late Chicago-born artist has never had the retrospective he deserves in US – perhaps galleries are afraid, for his work is as shocking as it is powerful

Lions prowl, ravening dogs bark, someone fixes you with a grin. You could get stuffed in a car’s trunk and beaten senseless. Or you might end up coerced yourself. A job is a job. You could end up doing anything, given the circumstances. One day you’ll be dead anyway.

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MoMA takes a ‘layered’ look at Björk’s music

ArtNewspaper - 03/03/2015
The Museum of Modern Art presents a multimedia retrospective of Björk’s multifaceted work
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Bill Clinton portrait features shadow of Lewinsky dress, says artist

CultureMonster - 03/03/2015
A portrait of former President Clinton in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington contains a subtle reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal that engulfed the White House in the late '90s, the portrait's painter has revealed.
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The Full Body Project by Leonard Nimoy – in pictures

Guardian UK Arts - 03/03/2015

These photos of full-figured women were taken by the late Leonard Nimoy in 2007 to challenge entrenched concepts of beauty. They echo the work of artists from Botticelli to Matisse and Helmut Newton. The models are from a burlesque group in San Francisco, the Fat Bottom Revue. All photographs by Leonard Nimoy/courtesy of R Michelson Galleries

• Lindy West: Leonard Nimoy’s photos made me comfortable with my own body image

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‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: The Story of the Hurricane

NY Times ArtsBeat - 03/03/2015
There are many things Frank can control. Weather is not one of them.
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